Wells Fargo grants include $3,000 gift to help Native American students in Idaho public schools
POCATELLO, Idaho — August 12, 1999
Wells Fargo has donated $3,000 to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to assist more than 1400 Native American youth in the American Falls, Blackfoot, Fort Hall and Pocatello School Districts.
The tribes will use the $3,000 gift to provide grade appropriate school supply packets to students at a Back to School Event on August 18th in Fort Hall. Held by the tribes Human Resource Development Center, the event will include information booths open to parents, students, and guardians, as well as a parent information session.
"Through the dedicated efforts of a concerned community we can be the strength and support of our youth. Education is the stepping stone for our children to become educated leaders of tomorrow to guide and determine the future for themselves, and upcoming generations, as well as preserving and building upon the knowledge gained from their elders," said Alciodine Pahvitse, Tribal Credit Officer of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.
"We believe that the first step to success in life for our children is a quality education," said Janice Clark, manager of Wells Fargo's banking store in Pocatello. "That is why we have made pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 education a primary focus of our charitable giving."
The $3,000 grant to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is part of the $300 million that Wells Fargo committed in 1996 to donate to schools and non-profit organizations in its community over a 10-year period. Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 education is a primary focus of the company's giving.
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $205 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.