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Elyse Berkowitz

Elyse Berkowitz

Contributor

I joined Wells Fargo to tell the inspiring stories of Wells Fargo and its team members. Previously, I worked at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C., where I served as a liaison in the executive office and managed the Voting Information Project’s online presence.

Stories from this author


Volunteering & Giving

Improving 100 homes for military veterans

Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo have teamed up for a yearlong effort to improve the homes of veterans in nearly 30 communities across the U.S.


Diversity & Inclusion

LGBT outreach mends strained relationship, fosters allies

A work event served as the catalyst for a Maryland team member’s renewed relationship with her daughter.


Volunteering & Giving

Got taxes? Volunteers can help file them

It’s tax time, and team members are volunteering to provide free tax help for low- to moderate-income households through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.


Volunteering & Giving

Where rough streets rule, revitalization now resides

Wells Fargo is joining residents and community groups in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to improve economic stability, underperforming schools, and access to affordable health care.


Volunteering & Giving

Ski Cup showcases big hearts and even bigger skills

Whoosh! Colorado’s National Sports Center for the Disabled boosts athletes at its annual ski event and through other activities all year long.


Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating the ‘Year of the Monkey’

Wells Fargo joins the Asian American community in celebrating the “Year of the Monkey” with a new Lunar New Year calendar and more.


Diversity & Inclusion

The role of business in advancing LGBT workplace equality

In an interview, a Human Rights Campaign Foundation leader explains why “inclusive policies and practices are high priorities at companies that want to remain competitive”


Diversity & Inclusion

Stories to change the perception of the African American experience

Students from three Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Atlanta gathered to share stories and help alter the perception of the African American experience.


History

Historical lithographs headed to a new Smithsonian museum

Items from the Wells Fargo collection will be included in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.


Small Business

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: ‘Changing the lives of Hispanic entrepreneurs’

Javier Palomarez, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, discusses his organization’s work and the challenges facing Hispanic entrepreneurs.


Diversity & Inclusion

Anti-bullying program eases path for LGBT students and allies

With help from student, parents, and educators, a Safe Space Kit is now available in most public school districts in the U.S. A recent report shows that the kit is making a difference for LGBT students.


Inside the Stagecoach

Light the night with a pumpkin carving template of a stagecoach

Illuminate your driveway or porch this fall with a stagecoach-themed jack-o’-lantern.


Volunteering & Giving

Keep on climbing: Wounded veterans take on new challenge

A year after summiting California’s Mount Whitney as part of Soldiers to Summits, three wounded veterans came together to take on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain.


Volunteering & Giving

Mountain of support helps veteran move beyond his past

As part of the 2015 Warriors to Summits team of wounded veterans, Wells Fargo’s Kyle Miller joins other veterans in doing ‘things they didn’t think were possible.’


Volunteering & Giving

Adventurers reach deep for ‘something life changing’

More than 800 people facing different forms of adversity — from a disability to a cancer diagnosis — came together in Utah to find community and overcome barriers.


Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act at 25

Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 opened many eyes (and doors), but work remains to be done.


Volunteering & Giving

Committed to fighting hunger with good food

A Wells Fargo Business Banking relationship manager in Colorado spends countless volunteer hours feeding the hungry — making sure to include fresh produce that otherwise might go to waste.


Environment

Boston community teams up to improve energy efficiency with clean technology

A research team at Boston University is working to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency with clean technology in a low-income housing community.


Inside the Stagecoach

Puppies square off at the big bowl game

This year’s “Puppy Bowl XI” includes three dogs adopted by Wells Fargo families through an animal rescue group run by a team member.


Volunteering & Giving

‘Protector and companion’ helps veteran overcome PTSD

A donated service dog is helping a former combat driver — who spent nearly two years in Iraq — get the support she needs to heal.


Volunteering & Giving

Holiday tradition supports the homeless

Each holiday season, volunteers help prepare food, serve meals, and hand out blankets, tarps, slippers, socks, and toys for 3,000 homeless people at the Los Angeles Mission.


Volunteering & Giving

Breast cancer fundraiser fights disease with a few good laughs

What was started in Charlotte in 2002 by a Wells Fargo team member has grown into a successful fundraiser in nine U.S. cities.


Inside the Stagecoach

Banking for refugees and paving a pathway to success

A community of refugees in Des Moines is navigating new financial territory with the help of a Wells Fargo teller who is one of their own.


Volunteering & Giving

Returning land to Alaska Natives

Wells Fargo is donating a piece of treasured land near Anchorage, Alaska, to the Native Village of Eklutna, a group of Alaska Natives.


Volunteering & Giving

A working vacation: Building homes in Zambia

Nine team members spent a week in southern Africa building two homes and getting to know a community and its residents.


Volunteering & Giving

Spreading smiles, and support, among China’s elderly

To show their community support, Wells Fargo team member volunteers in Shanghai and Beijing spend time with seniors — providing entertainment and sharing meals.


Volunteering & Giving

Empowering girls on the golf course

Forty young members of Healthy Girls Save the World, a North Carolina nonprofit, cheered on the golf pros at the Women’s U.S. Open.