Wells Fargo donates $201,098 to schools and non-profit organizations in Spokane in 1999
SPOKANE — January 28, 2000
Wells Fargo donated $201,098 in 1999 to 19 different community organizations and public schools in Spokane to support a variety of educational, health, affordable housing, human services and arts programs. The non-profit groups in Spokane that received a Wells Fargo grant last year include: Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Focus 21, Habitat for Humanity, Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations, Hispanic Business Professional Association, Inland Empire Residential Resources, KSPS Public Television, Northwest Regional Facilitators, the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, the Spokane Symphony Society, and the United Way.
Wells Fargo has seven banking stores and 108 employees in Spokane.
"Donations are only one way we support our communities," said Gary Garrett of Spokane, Wells Fargo's market area manager for eastern Washington.
"Our employees also volunteer their time and energies to a number of different community groups," said Garrett, the incoming chair of the board for the United Way of Spokane County for 2000. "We form partnerships with these organizations because we feel we can accomplish more together than if we were each working on our own."
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo & Company is a $218 billion diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance through almost 6,000 stores, the Internet (www.wellsfargo.com ) and other distribution channels across North America, including all 50 states, and elsewhere internationally.