Wells Fargo & Company announced that its Arizona team members donated more than $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations and schools in Arizona as part of the company’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign. All donations were funded personally by team members. In addition to a 14 percent year-over-year increase in donations, the one-month campaign also resulted in 7,349 volunteer hours contributed by team members to 638 nonprofits and other causes in local communities across the country.
“Each year, our Arizona team members dig deeper to give more to their community.” said Pam Conboy, Arizona lead regional president and state campaign co-chair. “This annual campaign highlights the compassion of our great team members and reinforces that Wells Fargo truly is Arizona’s Community Bank. Our team members’ deep commitment to our community explains why Wells Fargo has been United Way’s No. 1 largest corporate campaign over the past five years nationally.”
The annual Community Support and United Way Campaign encourages team members to give in ways that mean the most to them, whether by going out into the community to volunteer for their favorite nonprofit, or through financial contributions to any nonprofit, school, or religious institution of their choice. One hundred percent of team member donations go to the organizations they choose. Wells Fargo pays all processing costs and matches gifts, up to $5,000 per team member, to qualifying schools.
This year’s campaign theme, Small is Huge. It all adds up to make a difference, was all about how small efforts that help to lift up communities can add up to huge results. In addition to the funds that Wells Fargo Arizona team members personally contributed, they also coordinated activities to raise money for their favorite nonprofits, including Valley of the Sun United way, Homes for our Troops, Back to School Clothing Drive, St. Mary’s Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Soldier’s Best Friend, and many more. Fundraising activities included a basketball tournament, a car wash, a Walking Tacos luncheon, craft sales, yard sales, a bake-off, a salsa challenge, and raffles.
Nationally, team members pledged a record $70.5 million to community nonprofits and schools during the campaign. Wells Fargo team members invest in nonprofits throughout the year. To date, including the Campaign, team members have donated $97.7 million of their own dollars to nonprofits, a nearly 10 percent increase over 2013, and the twelfth straight year of year-over-year double-digit increases in pledge totals.