Wells Fargo celebrates 160 years with a donation to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank
It always amazes me how supportive this community is! Yesterday we received a phone call from Wells Fargo bank. As a celebration of 160 years of banking they are giving $160,000 to charities across Alaska. They had $16,000 to give to the charity of their choice in Fairbanks and we, the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, were picked!
We asked Darren, the Northern Alaska District President of Wells Fargo, how we became the recipients and he responded that it was employee choice. MANY, MANY thanks to the employees who voted for us!
Pictured above are Darren Franz (Northern Alaska District President of Wells Fargo), Sam Kirstein (Fairbanks Community Food Bank Executive Director), and Vicki Kennebec (Fairbanks District Manager of Wells Fargo) with the Wells Fargo horse! The horse is now proudly displayed in our lobby.
Wells Fargo has been in Alaska for the last 95 years. They are huge supporters of nonprofits and schools in Alaska, focusing their giving on education, community development, human services, the arts, and the environment.
Thank you, Wells Fargo, for celebrating your anniversary by giving. It was an investment well spent!
Posted by Anne Weaver - Thursday, 04/19/12, 06:46 PM -
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