Wells Fargo & Company has received a 2012 Summit Award from United Way in recognition of its outstanding record of volunteer engagement. United Way presented the award to Wells Fargo at the organization’s Community Leadership Conference in Nashville on May 3. Wells Fargo was one of six companies, and one of two banks, receiving Summit awards. Wells Fargo received Summit awards in 2005, 2009, and 2010.
“I am proud of the generosity and compassion that our team member volunteers have demonstrated in the work that they do in their communities each year,” said Jon Campbell, head of Social Responsibility for Wells Fargo. “Last year alone they volunteered a total of 1.5 million hours to 28,000 organizations; that’s an increase of nearly 11 percent over last year. We are honored to have this recognition from United Way, and proud to be a partner with them in the important work that they’ve been doing in so many communities for so long.”
More than 3,200 Wells Fargo Arizona team members volunteered almost 100,000 hours in 2011. “Community support is at the heart of Wells Fargo’s Vision & Values and we have had a long history of support for United Way both financially and through team member volunteerism,” said Pam Conboy, regional president for Wells Fargo Arizona. “Our team members take great pride in serving their communities and our customers know about our community support, and they tell us it’s one of the reasons they choose Wells Fargo.”
The United Way Summit Award is part of United Way’s Spirit of America and Summit Awards program, the organization’s highest national honor. For 20 years the program has recognized corporate citizens that set the example in terms of employee and community engagement. The Summit Awards honor company excellence in three areas: community impact, volunteer engagement, and philanthropic engagement.
“When it comes to investing in communities to create lasting impact, Wells Fargo is a national leader,” said Brian Gallagher, president and CEO of United Way Worldwide. “The company and its employees give more than $200 million to nonprofits and are United Way’s largest campaign in the U.S. In addition to this incredible generosity, Wells Fargo and its team members have stepped up to give their time as well, providing more than one million volunteer hours to nonprofits large and small in communities across the nation.”
United Way is a global network of volunteer-led nonprofit organizations supporting a variety of initiatives that promote education, income stability, and community health.