Four Suwanee non-profits were honored by Wells Fargo team members with $1,000 Days of Giving donations.
Wells Fargo also announced that its employees gave or pledged $1.46 million this fall in the United Way and Community Support campaign – 13 percent more than last year.
In all, 55 groups received $1,000 checks on Oct. 29 at a community breakfast at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park.
In all, some 240 groups in all received $1,000 gifts. With the program in its fifth year, giving in Atlanta will exceed $1 million this fall.
Former Atlanta Brave Brian Jordan addressed those assembled at Stone Mountain Park, and his foundation was one of the honorees.
“Dream big and reach for the stars,” he told the group. “Believe in what you do. Reach out to everyone – a lot of people want to help. And a lot of people need help.”
All the groups were selected by frontline team members in bank offices in the Atlanta area for the work they are doing locally.
“Just read the names to get a sense of the great work these groups are doing,” said Carol Morris, East Atlanta area president.
“We are doing our best to be a great local bank, and this is a cornerstone of our local giving and volunteerism,” said Robert Dobbs, business banking area manager.
The following Suwanee groups received $1,000 grants.
Herring Foundation of Hope
Moms Club of Duluth
Will To Live Foundation
Similar events are taking place this fall across Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.