PRESS RELEASE: Wells Fargo Invests $25,000 of Matching Grants with United Way of Greater Greensboro to Elevate Philanthropy in Small to Mid-Size Businesses

CONTACT:
Dana Ziolkowski Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Phone: 336-378-6617
dana.ziolkowski@unitedwaygso.org

(Greensboro, NC – November 8, 2013) – Wells Fargo has joined with the United Way of Greater Greensboro to help grow philanthropic giving in small- to mid-sized companies throughout Greater Greensboro. The matching grant offers to match the first $1,000 raised for a United Way campaign within each new company, up to 25 companies, hosting a campaign for the very first time.

“Wells Fargo is a strong supporter of strong communities,” says Pete Callahan, regional vice president of Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo. “United Way is at the forefront of solving community issues to create stronger communities, and that’s exactly where our passion lies as well. We’re proud to invest in Greater Greensboro in this way and are looking forward to seeing which businesses step up to make change happen right here at home.”

United Way of Greater Greensboro hopes that the Wells Fargo matching grants will encourage new fundraising campaigns in eligible small to mid-size local businesses. The grants offer businesses an excellent way to increase their philanthropic giving in Greensboro and support the community.

“Small business is at the heart of a thriving, healthy community–right alongside a strong United Way,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “Because of the support of Wells Fargo, and all of our corporate partners, United Way can effectively address the critical needs of the community in a way that leads to solutions, which in return leads to a healthy, promising economic future.”

For companies interested in hosting a fundraising campaign to support the work of United Way of Greater Greensboro, please call United Way’s office at 336-378-6600.

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United Way of Greater Greensboro advances the common good by supporting programs, initiatives, member agencies, and partners meeting critical needs in our community in the areas of education, income, and health. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org.

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 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, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.


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