Six Alpharetta and Milton non-profit groups were among the 234 non-profits in all chosen by Wells Fargo for $1,000 grants in the third year of the Days of Giving program in Atlanta.
The company also announced that its Atlanta team members had pledged or given $937,000 through its annual United Way and Community Support campaign – 10 percent more than last year. Wells Fargo is also making a $600,000 corporate contribution to the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.
In the Days of Giving celebration, team members in the company’s almost 200 bank stores in Atlanta, along with those in other business lines, selected and recognized groups that were delivering important services in their local areas.
The donations to the groups are being distributed at five community breakfasts across Atlanta. Wells Fargo launched the annual initiative in the fall of 2009.
A total of 40 groups were honored this week at a breakfast at the Alpharetta YMCA. The Alpharetta and Milton groups that received checks follow:
- Alpharetta Police Athletic League
- Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation
- Canine Assistants (Milton)
- Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA
- Keystone Center for Children with Autism
- Tee It Up Foundation
“Just the names of many groups say so much,” said Doug Fuentes, community bank president for north Atlanta. “We are proud to reach so many groups and people through this.”
“Wells Fargo has a long proud history of community involvement and local decision making,” said Robert Dobbs, business banking area manager. “Days of Giving is the ideal representation of that and we look forward to celebrating our communities in this way for years to come.”