Wells Fargo will contribute $38,000 to 20 nonprofits in recognition of the contributions the company's Arizona team members have made through volunteerism. The contributions are made through Wells Fargo's Volunteer Service Award program.
Twenty Wells Fargo Arizona team members were named Volunteer Service Award winners - two will have $10,000 given to the charity of their choice and 18 will have $1,000 given to their selected charities.
The nonprofit groups supported by Wells Fargo Arizona's top two Volunteer Service Award winners are:
• Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, which provides mentoring and value-driven programs to help at-risk youth achieve their full potential. Karen Lippmann, property manager for Wells Fargo Corporate Properties Group in Phoenix, began her involvement with this organization in 2009 mentoring young women. As a result of the mentorship, the three young women Lippmann mentored have shown marked improvement in their home lives, personal relationships and school grades.
• The American Legion Auxiliary Foundation's mission is to support and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of military members, veterans and their families. Vickey Zwall, administrative assistant for Wells Fargo's Social Responsibility Group in Phoenix, has been supporting this organization for more than 25 years. She has served as the national executive committeeman for the state of Arizona and traveled to Indianapolis and Washington, D.C. to give voice to veteran's issues. She has organized national security seminar in Arizona and now serves as chairman for past President's Parley, which assists military women and their families.
In its 33rd year, the Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award program continues to recognize and reward team members for their volunteer efforts with contributions from Wells Fargo to the nonprofit or K-12 school where they volunteer. This year, 241 team members were awarded a total of $400,000 to their organizations.