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The Doyle Legacy

Frank Doyle’s last will and testament stands tall above his many accomplishments. He wanted Exchange Bank to be a locally owned and managed community institution. So rather than giving his stock to his heirs, his controlling interest (50.39% of the common stock) was put into a perpetual trust. The dividends are specified for distribution by the Trustees to the Frank P. Doyle and Polly O’Meara Doyle Scholarship Fund for assistance to “worthy young men and women attending Santa Rosa Junior College.”The Doyle Trust has proven to be one of the most remarkable planned gifts in the history of American community college education. More than $82 million in scholarships has been awarded to over 120,000 students since 1948.

  1. Frank P. Doyle – Co-founder of Exchange Bank
  2. The Golden Gate Bridge – Opening Day, 1937. Frank Doyle received the special honor of being the first person to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge in a private automobile – a black 1937 Dodge.
  3. 1906 – Corner of 4th and Mendocino – Santa Rosa, CA before the earthquake.
  4. First Exchange Bank opened on May 1, 1890.
  5. Frankie “Doyle Memorial Park” located in Santa Rosa
  6. Frank Doyle, “Father of the Golden Gate,” was asked to cut the ceremonial chain at the entrance of the Golden Gate Bridge the day it opened to vehicles.
  7. Frank and Polly Doyle Perpetual Trust established in 1948. Trust dividends benefit Santa Rosa Junior College scholarships.
  8. Manville “Matt” Doyle (Frank Doyle’s Father)