With roots extending back 100 years, the Dorfman Milano Company has perfected the art of selling craft headwear. “We carry 150-year-old brands like Stetson for your heritage customer, and freshly launched brands like Makai for early adopters,” says owner Douglas Highsmith. “We started in Oakland, California, and then moved to our Stockton location in the 1980’s. We even have a factory and distribution center in Garland, Texas.”

Being such a long-standing business with a rich tradition, Highsmith and his team believe in the concept of giving back to the community. “It is a great honor and privilege to support members of our community in need,” ‘he says. “It is so rewarding to see the smiles on people’s faces when you offer a helping hand.”

Naturally, Dorfman Milano Company is a perfect fit to join forces with Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project. Wanting to provide warmth to those that need it most, Dorfman Milano Company is providing hats to local shelters and Columbia Bank is covering the bill. “We are passing it on by providing warm hats to several homeless shelters in San Joaquin County, says Highsmith. “With Columbia Bank’s generous gift, we are going to provide what we do best to organization’s doing their best to support people in our community.”