Wells Fargo and United Way of Broward County Launch the Dollar-for-Dollar Community Challenge

March 27, 2014

United Way of Broward County and Wells Fargo are launching a new fundraising initiative, the Wells Fargo Community Challenge.  Based on the premise of matching donations, Wells Fargo has agreed to fund up to $75,000 for every dollar United Way can generate through online contributions.   

“We are so grateful to Wells Fargo for making this generous offer, and we are excited to launch this campaign that essentially doubles the power of every donation,” said Kathleen Cannon, President and CEO of United Way of Broward County. “We have seen the success of this initiative at other United Ways across the nation, and we know our loyal and generous Broward community is up for the challenge!”

“Wells Fargo is committed to making South Florida a better place to live and work,” said Joe Atkinson, South Florida Regional President.  “We are pleased to support United Way of Broward County and applaud the organization for its commitment to helping our local residents succeed financially.”   

Today, United Way launched a dedicated webpage at UnitedWayBroward.org to make donating quick and easy.  

Dollars raised will be used to support the myriad of critical programs United Way funds to help those in need in Broward County including supporting military families, improving people’s heath, providing emergency needs, preventing substance abuse, encouraging education and empowering people to greater earning potential.  

About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 75 years. United Way of Broward County mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of Education, Income and Health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.


About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.  Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

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