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The Doyle Trust

Honoring our past and the legacy of Frank Doyle

Frank Doyle's commitment to his community was demonstrated through his last will and testament. At his death he gave his interest in the stock of Exchange Bank (50.44%) to a perpetual trust, commonly known as the Doyle Trust. The Doyle Trust pays the dividends it receives from its ownership in the stock of Exchange Bank to Santa Rosa Junior College to fund the Doyle Scholarships.

Since it was established in 1949, the Doyle Trust has contributed more than $100 million to Santa Rosa Junior College to fund the Doyle Scholarships. More than 150,000 Doyle Scholarships have been awarded since the establishment of the Doyle Trust. Exchange Bank is proud of its ownership by the Doyle Trust and to be associated with Frank Doyle's legacy and his enduring gift to our community.

Our Golden History

Frank Doyle, known as the "Father of the Golden Gate," helped lead efforts to build a bridge connecting San Francisco to the North Bay to foster economic growth. 

In 1923 he assembled a group of influential supporters and held the first meeting of “Bridging the Golden Gate Association.” Doyle was later appointed a director of the Golden Gate Bridge District. 

Construction began in 1933 and was completed in 1937 for $33 million, much less than the original estimate of $100 million. 

Doyle cut the ceremonial chain, officially opening the bridge, on May 28, 1937. Doyle was the first civilian to drive across the bridge. Today, we continue his legacy of strengthening local businesses and community partnerships. 

More than a century of local service.

Exchange Bank founder Manville Doyle settles in Sonoma County.

May 1, 1890 Exchange Bank opens its doors at Fourth and Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa.

On April 18, the San Francisco earthquake strikes. In less than 10 minutes, Santa Rosa is nearly leveled. Frank Doyle is instrumental in the rebuilding of the city.

On August 21, Frank Doyle, Manville’s son, assumes the presidency of Exchange Bank.

The Frankie Doyle Memorial Park in Santa Rosa is established in honor of Frank and Polly O’Meara Doyle’s son. It is still maintained through the Doyle Trust.

Exchange Bank opens its first branch in Windsor.

On May 28, 1937 Frank Doyle becomes the first person to cross the Golden Gate Bridge in a motorized vehicle.

The Frank P. Doyle and Polly O’Meara Doyle Perpetual Trust is established, commonly called the Doyle Trust today.

Exchange Bank opens its fourth branch, Dutton, the first drive-up in Sonoma County.

A full-service Trust Department is established.

In 1970 the first ATM in Sonoma County is installed at the main branch in Santa Rosa.

Exchange Bank expands to Cloverdale.

The first branch outside of Sonoma County opens in Roseville.

In 2014 the new Windsor branch opens as the first “Branch of the Future”.

In 2015 Exchange Bank celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Trust & Investment Management expands to Roseville.

Exchange Bank distributes $383 million in PPP loans to 2,900 local businesses.

In 2022 the Doyle Trust surpasses $100 million in scholarship funding to local SRJC students.

On January 13, the 100th anniversary of Bridging the Golden Gate Association’s first meeting is celebrated.

Trust and Investment Management opens Marin office.

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