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November 14, 2018 10:03am

Greater Louisville Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Greater Louisville Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to be dedicated towards the GLI Workforce Inclusion & Education program to improve the workforce inclusion and education pipeline for underserved individuals in the Greater Louisville region.

The grant funds will be allocated towards workforce research, travel expenses and program materials to support business engagement in the Academies of Louisville in Jefferson County Public Schools.

“We are grateful to the Wells Fargo Foundation for investing in our efforts to improve college and career-readiness in our region,” Deana Epperly Karem, Vice President for Regional Economic Growth for GLI, said. “We will use this grant to further efforts to create the workforce of the future and ensure economic viability for people from all walks of life.”

Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation provide monetary support, expertise, and volunteers to national and local nonprofit organizations and causes that align with the company’s business priorities, values, business expertise, and geographies. Last year, Wells Fargo’s corporate philanthropy totaled $286.5 million.  The money went to more than 14,500 non-profits. The company is targeting giving $400 Million to charity in 2018.

“At Wells Fargo, we believe we have a significant role to play in supporting community stabilization, resiliency, and economic growth, especially in underserved communities,” said Jon Campbell, head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations. “We deeply appreciate the expertise and collaboration of our nonprofit partners who work together with us to empower change for the better in our communities.”

 

About Greater Louisville Foundation Inc.

The Greater Louisville Foundation Inc, a 501(c)3, was formed in 1987 to identify, mobilize and fund programs to address Louisville’s greatest challenges regarding business growth, and increased economic prosperity for all citizens in the Greater Louisville region.  The Greater Louisville Foundation supports the key community initiatives as identified through Greater Louisville Inc.’s strategic planning process.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,950 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 37 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 262,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.


About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.