Heritage and Culture at First Republic

Over the years, First Republic’s focus on exceptional, relationship-based service and consistent leadership has led to continuous growth and profitability. Learn more about this approach by listening to First Republic CEO and Founder, Jim Herbert, speak on The Power of a Client-Focused Heritage.

in the news

  • The First Republic Difference

    Jim Herbert, Chairman, CEO & Founder, and Gaye Erkan, President, spoke with the San Francisco Business Times on what makes First Republic different.

Our Culture



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Employee Volunteer Program

This internal program, launched in 2015, offers First Republic employees 16 hours of paid time each year to volunteer with charitable organizations that make an impact on our local communities, including those dedicated to education and human services.

Human Services

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Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Network (WOVEN) – Sponsor Partner

This technical assistance pilot program, launched by California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), works with returning women veterans to start and expand their businesses.


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First Republic Scholars Program

This financial education program offers grade-school students the opportunity to become certified in financial topics including responsible choices, credit, borrowing, planning and investing. The program will serve 57 public schools during the 2015/2016 school year.

Arts & Culture

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Family-Linc at Lincoln Center – Discount Ticket and Family Engagement Pilot Program Sponsor

This program offers weekend matinee performances from Lincoln Center’s constituent companies to families who might not otherwise have access to or be familiar with Lincoln Center. In partnership with social service agencies and the Borough Presidents in all five boroughs, Family-Linc aims to serve 1,000 people (approximately 250 families of four) in its first pilot year.