Making Real Impact

Watch Wells Fargo Bank's Beth Renner, Head of Advice Center within Wealth and Investment Management division, discuss how philanthropy is about more than donating—it’s about real and lasting impact.

Transcript: Making Real Impact

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Voiceover: There are moments in life that stay with us. Indelibly. 

They inspire us to stop and think.... and for some of us, to take action. 

Speaker: Beth Renner, National Director, Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo Wealth and Investment Management

Beth Renner: Technically, the word philanthropy means the love of mankind. It’s about empathy and compassion for someone else and their struggles. 

Philanthropy, I have found, can be very personal.  

I can sit down with 100 different individuals and ask them what's impactful about their philanthropy. It may involve exactly the same cause. Whether it’s education. A health crisis or injustice. 

And they will have 100 different answers. 

Each individual is affected differently by the struggle as they see it. 

So, we’ll often start a dialogue with our clients to help them visualize their philanthropy. 

When they can visually describe the outcome they see from their contribution of time – of money - that's when they understand the true impact their generosity is making.

For many, philanthropy can be purely transactional. But I tell clients, don't miss the opportunity to create transformation in yourself, as well.

Just connect with your relationship manager to get started.