Wells Fargo Community Investments Continue Growth; Donations Rise 48% to $9.8 Million in District of Columbia
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) announced today that it invested $9.8 million in 426 nonprofits in District of Columbia in 2011 - up 48 percent over 2010 – totaling nearly $26,000 in daily giving to local nonprofit organizations. In addition, Wells Fargo Washington D.C. team members personally contributed more than $109,000 and recorded over 2500 volunteer hours to help their neighborhoods and communities succeed.
“There are many families and individuals in our communities who have been affected, in some way, by the current economic challenges, and I am proud of how our company and our team members have helped make a difference for those in need,” said Mike Golden, Wells Fargo regional president for Greater Washington, D.C. “Year after year, Wells Fargo continues to offer its financial resources and expertise, working closely with nonprofits and other stakeholders to promote long-term economic growth and quality of life in the communities we serve.”
D.C. non-profits and programs supported by Wells Fargo in 2011 include:
Nationally, Wells Fargo invested $213.5 million in 19,000 nonprofits in 2011, giving more than $200 million for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Wells Fargo team members contributed more than $63.9 million and 1.5 million volunteer hours to 25,000 nonprofits and schools. For the third year in a row, United Way Worldwide has named Wells Fargo’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign the No. 1 Giving Campaign.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. We want to help all of our customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life for everyone in our communities. In 2011, the Company invested $213.5 million in grants in 19,000 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.5 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.
Michael McCoy, 202-303-3029
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