Since 1978, Wells Fargo has been recognizing outstanding team member volunteers through its Volunteer Service Awards program. Last week, the company granted 224 U.S. and international team members with 2015 Volunteer Service Awards totaling $528,000 in grants. These volunteers receive grants of up to $25,000 for the nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGOs) or school where they volunteer. Among the 224 award recipients: one received a $25,000 grant; 16 received $10,000 grants; 34 received $5,000 grants; and, 173 received $1,000 grants.
“Volunteer Service Awards highlight the impactful community work performed by our extraordinary team member volunteers,” said John Stumpf, Chairman and CEO. “The service provided by these award recipients represents creativity and perseverance in the ways they have addressed various community needs. We are honored to provide financial support to their selected organizations.”
Lance Hubeny, a financial advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors in Red Bank, New Jersey, is a great example of a Volunteer Service Award winner. He currently serves as an EMT on the Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad and he’s served his community for more than 37 years. The nonprofit is supported by a highly-trained group of volunteers who provide EMT services in their community by responding to about 500 emergency calls each year. Hubeny, a trained EMT, says his parents instilled in him a spirit of giving back. “It’s an amazing feeling when you can help someone in need on their worst day,” Hubeny says.
Congratulations Wells Fargo & Company!