‘Investing in Our Communities’ initiative rolls out to regions
across the firm as part of $1 million in funding for basic needs
St. Louis, December 22, 2011 – Wells Fargo Advisors announced today a $4000 grant to The Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction, Vermont. The firm’s grant will help in providing assistance to needy families in the community.
“Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving quality of life, and making a positive difference where we live and work,” said Danny Ludeman, president & CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors . “As a leader in our industry, we recognize that investing in our communities is a responsibility we have as a result of doing business there, and we understand that our firm is only as strong as the communities where we are located.”
The grant is one of nearly three hundred basic needs grants being made throughout the U.S. by Wells Fargo Advisors as part of the firm’s Investing in Our Communities initiative.
Wells Fargo & Company has a strong legacy of giving to the community. In 2011, the combined company contributed more than $219 million in grants and sponsorships to nonprofit organizations and 1.3 million team member hours volunteering in communities across the United States.
About Wells Fargo Advisors
With $1.1 trillion in client assets as of September 30, 2011, Wells Fargo’s brokerage businesses comprise 15,188 full-service financial advisors and 3,590 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company. www.wellsfargoadvisors.com
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. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.
The Haven Through 40 Years
The Haven will commemorate its four decades of service to the region by releasing 40 stories of people, events, ideas, and services fundamental to our mission. We will be releasing these stories weekly, so check back often.