You may see a bank. We see a philanthropic community superhero.
For six years in a row, Wells Fargo has led the largest United Way workplace giving campaign in the United States. In 2014, employees donated a whopping $97.7 million to 30,000 nonprofits and schools across the nation.
At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, we see first-hand the company's dedication to breaking the cycle of childhood poverty in our region.
Wells Fargo looks for projects designed to keep our communities strong, diverse, and vibrant - qualities strongly valued within our work, too. It’s no surprise that United Way nonprofit partners like Hacienda CDC, the Urban League, and the Native American Youth and Family Center receive direct support from the company.
Not only does Wells Fargo execute a robust grant program and employee giving campaign - team members volunteer with a vengeance. The company makes it easy - employees are allocated 16 hours of paid time off so they can even volunteer during business hours.
This is a benefit that Jaime Nieves doesn’t take lightly.
“I love working for a company that values giving back. Wells Fargo inspires me to be a better person and to give more to my community.”
We too, are grateful. Thank you Wells Fargo team, for your dedication to giving every kid in our four-county region a fair chance. We couldn't do this important work without partners like you.