Exchange Bank has honored Connie Codding of Santa Rosa as winner of its Frank P. Doyle Philanthropy Award, honoring local businesses and their leaders who meet critical community needs.

Codding, executive vice president of Codding Enterprises and president of the Codding Foundation, was recognized March 31, along with 23 winners of North Bay Business Journal’s Community Philanthropy Awards. Frank Doyle was the co-founder of the Sonoma County-based bank in 1890 which reports $2.2 billion in assets.

“Connie is a philanthropist with a passion for helping young people,” said Gary Hartwick, president and CEO of Exchange Bank. “Her support in the community is a testament to her commitment and concern for the health and welfare of our youth and young adults.”

The announcement stated that Codding is a supporter of family planning and played a crucial role in the preservation of the clinic at Elsie Allen High School operated by Santa Rosa Community Health Centers. She co-chaired the successful Campaign Committee for SAY’s Dream Center and sits on the board of PDI Surgery Center, which provides urgently needed oral surgery to children from low-income families.

The Codding Foundation’s projects include the 4-H Club, Memorial Hospital, the Sonoma County Museum, Southwest Community Health Clinic, the Earle Baum Center of the Blind, Santa Rosa Boys & Girls Club, the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, the Sonoma County Community Foundation and the Children’s Health Network.

Her late husband, Hugh, built the Coddingtown mall in Santa Rosa in 1962. Codding Enterprises is currently developing Sonoma Mountain Village, a One Planet sustainable community located in Rohnert Park.