Wells Fargo donated $12,000 to local non-profits, including several in Lee’s Summit, that were nominated by team members because of the impact the organizations on team members personally or the community.
The 12 groups each received a $1,000 award and were honored at a breakfast by the team members who nominated them. The nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City area that were awarded money were: Coldwater, Paws 4 Autism, Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Alphapointe Foundation, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Camp Encourage, Crossroads Hospice, Hope House Young Professionals, Kansas City Young Audiences, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Operation Breakthrough and Spofford.
“We asked our team to share their stories about nonprofits that have had an impact in their life,” said Kirk Kellner, region president for Wells Fargo in Kansas. “What we received were many heart-felt nominations. We’re proud to support all these organization, and we thank them for making such a huge difference in our communities.”
An internal selection committee selected winners. Team members were encouraged to nominate any local nonprofit that has made a difference in their lives or is making a difference in the community. Many team members nominated organizations that they already support through volunteerism.