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Wells Fargo Receives National United Way Award, Raises Nearly $46,000 Locally

Wells Fargo & Company recently received a 2012 Summit Award from United Way Worldwide in recognition of its outstanding record of volunteer engagement. The Summit Award is part of United Way’s Spirit of America and Summit Awards program, the organization’s highest national honor.

The Summit Awards honor company excellence in three areas: community impact, volunteer engagement, and philanthropic engagement. For 20 years, the program has recognized corporate citizens that set the example in terms of employee and community engagement.Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo was one of only six companies to receive a Summit Award this year and received the award in 2005, 2009, and 2010. Locally, employees of Wells Fargo on Long Island contributed nearly $46,000 to United Way of Long Island through its workplace giving campaign. 

In 2011, Wells Fargo team members pledged more than $56 million through the company’s “Community Support and United Way campaign”. The Wells Fargo campaign is only one part of the company’s larger, strategic investment of $213.5 million in communities. Additionally, more than 52,000 Wells Fargo team members volunteered over 1.5 million hours—a 10.8% increase over last year—with 28,000 nonprofits and schools.

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Michael Cooney, Senior Vice President of Resource Development, United Way of Long Island; Michael Keenan, Wells Fargo, Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Director, Long Island; Maureen Weldon, Vice President of Resource Development, United Way of Long Island