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Wayne Thompson

Wayne Thompson

Contributor

From interviewing an astronaut for my Roanoke, Virginia, middle school’s newspaper in the 1970s to the work I do today at Wells Fargo, I enjoy creating “aha” moments for readers that tell them something they didn’t know. As the bank that helped link East and West and whose lineage includes a role in the birth of the American stock market, Wells Fargo is a treasure trove of untold stories.

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Small Business

De Bad Bunny a los conocimientos financieros

La nueva plataforma SUMA Wealth utiliza un entretenimiento culturalmente relevante para educar y empoderar a los jóvenes latinos con respecto al bienestar financiero.


Financial Health

From Bad Bunny to smart money

The new SUMA Wealth platform uses culturally relevant financial health entertainment to educate and empower young Latinos.


Volunteering & Giving

New grants advance economic mobility, racial equity in Charlotte, North Carolina

Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf announces more than $3.2 million to help nine organizations address critical community needs.


Small Business

Helping Pennsylvania small business owners make a way during the pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in Pennsylvania with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.


Financial Health

Five steps to a financial reset after COVID-19

@InspiredBudget creator and former teacher Allison Baggerly shares money moves that may help you emerge from the pandemic in better financial health.


Financial Health

Creating financial victories on the homefront

Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation help veterans build financial stability with mortgage-free homes and mentorship.


Business to Business

‘Lo más importante es la misión’

Con la ayuda de Wells Fargo, Carmen Nazario sigue construyendo ELYON International, una compañía multimillonaria propiedad de veteranos y de mujeres, que brinda servicios de Tecnologías de la Información con una perspectiva global.


Business to Business

‘It’s all about the mission’

With Wells Fargo’s help, Carmen Nazario keeps building ELYON International — a multimillion dollar, veteran- and woman-owned IT services company with a global outlook.


Small Business

Turning scraps into treasures in Lake City

With their upcycled fabric creations, refugee artisans are supporting their families, protecting the environment and public health, and putting a Seattle neighborhood’s revitalization plan into action.


Volunteering & Giving

Saying ‘thanks’ could do $1 million of good

Use the #WFGivesThanks hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to show gratitude to an everyday hero or frontline worker and Wells Fargo will donate $5 per post (up to $1 million) to American Red Cross.


Diversity & Inclusion

Empowering military and veteran communities

As the U.S. celebrates Veterans Day, Wells Fargo highlights how the company is easing veterans’ transition to civilian life and strengthening communities.


Inside the Stagecoach

‘We’re opening doors for veterans’

With two job promotions in two years, a National Guardsman is among the veterans benefiting from the Boots to Banking career boot camp.


Volunteering & Giving

Pandemic relief for the country music community

Wells Fargo grant allows Academy of Country Music to extend aid to musicians and others sidelined by COVID-19.


Small Business

Los 3 Pollos keeps pleasing palates amid the pandemic

A Wells Fargo banker helps Latino-owned Los 3 Pollos restaurant group grow a family business in greater Los Angeles.


Financial Health

Cultivating kidpreneurs for success

Amid the agricultural region of Central Valley, Leonor Hipólito and Wells Fargo are teaching children the skills to become small business owners.


Financial Health

Formar a pequeños empresarios para que alcancen éxito

En medio de la región agrícola del Valle Central, Leonor Hipólito y Wells Fargo enseñan a los niños las habilidades para convertirse en propietarios de pequeñas empresas.


Financial Health

Clear Access Banking: Peace of mind, no checkbook

Bank On-certified by the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Wells Fargo’s new Clear Access BankingSM broadens access to mainstream banking and digital convenience.


Volunteering & Giving

Mobile meals: Wells Fargo, Feeding America introduce Drive-Up Food Bank program

Wells Fargo parking lots become mobile food distribution centers this summer as the company teams with local food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Inside the Stagecoach

‘Teaching me how to lead’

Stranded in Guatemala after a family vacation, a Wells Fargo banker receives help from her manager to get home safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Diversity & Inclusion

‘Move forward to what is next’

A TED Talk is the latest milestone for Iowan Dean Furness, who credits his Wells Fargo career and other achievements for moving past a 2011 farm accident.


Inside the Stagecoach

Teen’s dream of golfing with a pro delayed by pandemic

Succeeding TogetherSM essay contest winner Raymond Jin has another year to prepare for his Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am tee time.


Diversity & Inclusion

Wells Fargo mural celebrates groundbreaking African American journalist

Roosevelt Toston, the first African American news reporter and anchor in Las Vegas, is among those reconnecting with the past to inspire the present through the Wells Fargo Community Mural Program.


Inside the Stagecoach

Business to Business

A sweet tradition for Lunar New Year

With three million pieces of Almond Roca® produced daily leading up to Lunar New Year, the holidays aren’t over yet for candymaker Brown & Haley.


Small Business

Fashion with a purpose

A Wells Fargo-sponsored fashion show and pop-up boutique in Los Angeles increases economic opportunities for female small business owners.


Volunteering & Giving

Holiday Food Bank to make spirits bright again in 2019

Through Dec. 31, Wells Fargo turns its bank branches into food banks and accepts donations through text and ATMs to help Feeding America® fight hunger.


Volunteering & Giving

Repairing homes to honor and serve veterans

Army veteran Matt Burgess and the service dogs he trains with his nonprofit Freedom Fidos are the recipients of a new roof, kennel, and more, thanks to a grant to improve military homes throughout Georgia.


Small Business

Helping hurricane victims from Puerto Rico find jobs in the Midwest

Integrated Staffing Solutions is bringing together people in need of work after Hurricane Maria with Midwestern companies seeking employees, thanks to a Wells Fargo program for diverse small businesses.


Small Business

Ayudamos a víctimas del huracán en Puerto Rico a encontrar empleos en la región central de EE. UU.

Integrated Staffing Solutions pone en contacto a personas que necesitan trabajo después del huracán María con compañías en la región central de EE. UU. que buscan empleados, gracias a un programa de Wells Fargo para pequeñas empresas de segmentos diversos.


Inside the Stagecoach

Rescue dog takes its owner to the bank

Jennifer Rigney found happiness through a pint-size pet with an underbite and a new banking career at Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

8 financial tips for weathering disaster

Take it from a man who lost it all in Hurricane Katrina: Preparation pays off. Wells Fargo offers tips for those impacted by a natural disaster.


Volunteering & Giving

El Día de Servicio de MLS WORKS logra más de 100,000 comidas para una organización sin fines de lucro en Florida Central

Estrellas del fútbol soccer, miembros del equipo de Wells Fargo y otros voluntarios se unieron a Wells Fargo y MLS WORKS, el programa de extensión comunitaria de la Liga Mayor de Fútbol Soccer, para combatir el hambre con Feeding Children Everywhere durante el Día de Servicio de MLS WORKS de 2019.


Business to Business

Playing the right cards to build a kingdom

Brothers John and Damon Morris built Card Kingdom into one of the world’s largest online retailers and authorized sellers of Magic: The GatheringTM card games. Now they’re expanding their network of board game cafés where gamers can play and meet.


Volunteering & Giving

MLS WORKS Day of Service scores over 100,000 meals for central Florida nonprofit

Soccer stars, Wells Fargo team members, and other volunteers joined Wells Fargo and MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative, to fight hunger with Feeding Children Everywhere for the 2019 MLS WORKS Day of Service.


Business to Business

Completing a father’s mission

With Wells Fargo’s support, Doug Mellum’s delivery company keeps growing and creating more opportunities to help veterans and honor his dad’s WWII legacy.


Housing

For homebuyers, pets matter

National Association of Realtors and other research shows more homebuyers than ever are seeking properties that meet the needs of their pets, and the number is continuing to rise.


Small Business

Inspiramos a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a soñar

Kavir Ramos y otros residentes de Iowa provenientes de más de 35 países utilizan las habilidades adquiridas durante la conferencia de Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit, que cuenta con el apoyo de Wells Fargo, para hacer crecer sus pequeñas empresas.


Small Business

Inspiring small business owners to dream

Kavir Ramos and other Iowa residents from more than 35 countries are using skills they learned at the Wells Fargo-supported Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit conference to grow their small businesses.


Inside the Stagecoach

Supporting the ‘heroes of the homefront’

From sending care packages to sharing money management tips for financial health, Wells Fargo Volunteer of the Year Betsy Feeser is serving — and supporting — fellow military spouses.


Inside the Stagecoach

Golfing to fund pediatric cancer research

A new pediatric cancer research lab at Levine Children’s Hospital is among the Wells Fargo Championship’s lasting contributions to the Carolinas.


Inside the Stagecoach

Mastering the moment: Teen gives Jason Day first-ever First Tee experience

Kobe Narcisse, member of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans and winner of Wells Fargo’s Succeeding TogetherSM essay contest, played the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am with Jason Day.


Inside the Stagecoach

‘I’m a huge fan of Jason Day’

As the 2019 Succeeding TogetherSM essay contest winner, Kobe Narcisse of The First Tee of Greater New Orleans will play May 1 in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am with the PGA TOUR pro of his choice.


Volunteering & Giving

VITA volunteers to the rescue this tax season

Hundreds of Wells Fargo team members like Mitch Van Horn are offering free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which serves those with low- to moderate-incomes.


Financial Health

6 tips to avoid another tax surprise in 2020

Whether you received a smaller refund or a larger tax bill than expected, now’s the time to help prevent a repeat result in 2020, say Wells Fargo wealth planners.


Volunteering & Giving

Adaptive sports champ Trevor Kennison: ‘Skiing makes me feel whole’

After a snowboarding accident left him paralyzed, Trevor Kennison was determined not to give up his passion. His recent Wells Fargo Ski Cup victory is one more milestone en route to the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.


Business to Business

Hudson Yards a ‘big bet’ on New York’s future, says Wells Fargo CEO

Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan joined celebrations for the opening of retail and public spaces at Hudson Yards, a historic redevelopment effort the company is helping lead on New York’s West Side.


Housing

How a conversation with a banker led to a new home

Darlene Ahmed thought she may have to put her homeownership plans on hold until a series of Wells Fargo financial health conversations cleared the way.


Small Business

Vegan soul food: Improving health “one chew at a time”

Chef GW Chew’s plant-based meat substitutes are going from restaurant to supermarket with support from a Wells  Fargo diverse small business program.


Diversity & Inclusion

School rediscovers its civil rights legacy in a bank

A mural in a Wells Fargo bank branch in Hampton, Virginia, celebrates the alumni of a formerly all-black high school who left their mark on their community and their country.


Inside the Stagecoach

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Experiences Program on temporary hiatus

The popular community program is undergoing review, and expected to return in 90 days.


Volunteering & Giving

Paradise not lost: Wells Fargo grant helps California communities rebuild after Camp Fire

Wells Fargo has increased its support for wildfire relief with a $3.25 million donation to the Butte Strong Fund, providing housing and small business recovery for those affected by the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California.


Volunteering & Giving

Llenamos más de 55 millones de platos

En un esfuerzo conjunto con Feeding America®, el Banco de Comida para los Días Festivos de Wells Fargo reunió alimentos y dinero suficientes para ayudar a proporcionar más de 55.7 millones de comidas en todo el país.


Volunteering & Giving

More than 55 million plates filled

In a joint effort with Feeding America®, the 2018 Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank collected enough food and money to help provide more than 55.7 million meals throughout the nation.


Inside the Stagecoach

A Rose Parade dream wish granted

Ed Hermsen, a trucker and cancer survivor, will realize his dream of riding in the Wells Fargo stagecoach at the 130th Rose Parade.


Diversity & Inclusion

Bringing a community, and country, together through art

An outdoor art exhibit in Lexington, Kentucky, has transformed the site of a former slave auction into an outdoor museum designed to unify a community.


Volunteering & Giving

Battling a ‘mountain of hunger’ with every meal

A Georgia food bank that feeds thousands through its Kids Café and other programs is among those benefiting from Wells Fargo’s Holiday Food Bank.


Volunteering & Giving

El Banco de Comida para los Días Festivos está de regreso en 2018

Desde el 13 de noviembre hasta el 31 de diciembre, las sucursales de Wells Fargo funcionarán también como bancos de comida para los días festivos a fin de recolectar alimentos y donaciones en un esfuerzo conjunto con Feeding America® para luchar contra el hambre.


Inside the Stagecoach

El equipo de respuesta en caso de desastre de Wells Fargo trae el banco a los clientes

La Unidad de Respuesta Móvil y el equipo de Asistencia al Cliente y Esfuerzos de Recuperación de Wells Fargo ayudan a las comunidades costeras de Carolina del Norte a recuperarse del huracán Florence.


Inside the Stagecoach

Helping ‘Miss Bev’

In Port Townsend, Washington, a Wells Fargo banker aids an elderly customer in financial peril.


Volunteering & Giving

Holiday Food Bank is back for 2018

From Nov. 13 through Dec. 31, Wells Fargo branches will double as holiday food banks to collect food and donations in a joint effort with Feeding America® to fight hunger.


Inside the Stagecoach

Wells Fargo disaster response team brings the bank to customers

Wells Fargo’s Mobile Response Unit and Customer Assistance and Recovery Effort team is helping coastal North Carolina communities recover from Hurricane Florence.


Inside the Stagecoach

‘Fixing things forward’ at Wells Fargo

Mary Mack, ranked among Fortune magazine’s ‘Most Powerful Women,’ shares with Fortune the innovation she’s leading as head of Wells Fargo Consumer Banking.


Inside the Stagecoach

How one phone call from the bank led to a family reunion

When Wells Fargo banker Vicky Thompson called Ed Reynolds in Lubbock, Texas, she never imagined her call would help bring a family together.


Volunteering & Giving

Jimmy Carter and Wells Fargo build ‘hope’ for Habitat homeowners

Sixty-five Wells Fargo team members joined former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, and other volunteers to build 22 Habitat for Humanity homes in Mishawaka, Indiana.


Inside the Stagecoach

One year later: Hurricane Maria survivors make a new home in Florida

Sasha Justiniano, Jaimie Urbaez, and Yasel Fleitas — among about 65,000 people who fled Puerto Rico and stayed in Central Florida after Hurricane Maria — all found refuge at Wells Fargo.


Inside the Stagecoach

Un año más tarde: los sobrevivientes del huracán María establecen un nuevo hogar en Florida

Sasha Justiniano, Jaimie Urbaez y Yasel Fleitas —entre las aproximadamente 65,000 personas que huyeron de Puerto Rico y se quedaron en la zona central de Florida después del huracán María— todos encontraron refugio en Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Wells Fargo sheds checking fees for young adults

The company will no longer charge customers ages 17-24 a monthly service fee on select checking accounts.


Volunteering & Giving

Atlanta nonprofits score when MLS All-Star Game comes to town

Wells Fargo and MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, teamed up to help four nonprofits in Atlanta as the city hosted the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.


Inside the Stagecoach

Haight-Ashbury mural celebrates birthplace of ’60s counterculture

Wells Fargo’s newest mural and art display in a San Francisco branch features Jim Marshall photography and other imagery celebrating The Haight’s role as the birthplace of the counterculture movement.


Inside the Stagecoach

Teen tees it up with Tiger Woods

Shahbaz Hashmi realized a lifetime dream May 2 when he played alongside his golf idol in the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship pro-am.


Volunteering & Giving

Easter basket blitz brings smiles throughout the U.S.

Wells Fargo volunteers renewed a springtime tradition: delivering thousands of Easter baskets to children in hospitals, shelters, and other locations.


Inside the Stagecoach

The most innovative
vehicle of its time

The history, design, and enduring allure of the red Wells Fargo stagecoach.


Financial Health

‘Money coach’ loves helping customers win

Adrian Simmons and other financial health bankers have helped more than 26,000 customers since Wells Fargo began its Financial Health Conversations program in 2015.


Financial Health

A dream fulfilled, one deposit at a time

A meaningful conversation with her banker in Palm Harbor, Florida, helped Alexandra Wilkinson achieve her dream of traveling to Europe — and demonstrated the power of changes underway at Wells Fargo’s banks.


Volunteering & Giving

Más de 433,800 comidas servidas

El Banco de Comida de Wells Fargo para los días festivos, un esfuerzo conjunto con United Way, recaudó más de 251,000 libras de alimentos en todo el país en tan solo un mes durante los días festivos, uniendo así a los miembros del equipo de Wells Fargo con la comunidad para combatir el hambre en EE. UU.


Volunteering & Giving

More than 433,800 meals served

The Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank, a joint effort with United Way, collected more than 251,000 pounds of food nationwide in just over a month during the holidays, bringing Wells Fargo team members and community members together to fight hunger in the U.S.


Volunteering & Giving

52,000 comidas para las fiestas, y la cifra sigue en aumento

Personas de todo el país, incluyendo un miembro del Salón de la Fama del Rock & Roll, donan al Banco de Comida de Wells Fargo y United Way para los días festivos.


Inside the Stagecoach

2018 Rose Parade entry salutes difference-makers

Wells Fargo will celebrate a small business owner, a military veteran, and a team member during the 2018 Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California.


Volunteering & Giving

Over 52,000 holiday meals — and counting

People from all over the country, including a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, are making donations to the Wells Fargo Holiday Food Bank.


Financial Health

3 steps to charitable giving

Beth Renner of Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Philanthropic Services group outlines three simple steps anyone can follow to build a charitable giving legacy.


Volunteering & Giving

Wells Fargo bank branches become holiday food banks

On #GivingTuesday, Wells Fargo kicks off a joint effort with United Way to fight hunger by collecting nonperishable food nationwide for food banks.


Volunteering & Giving

Sucursales de Wells Fargo serán bancos de comida en estas fiestas

En #Undíaparadar, Wells Fargo se une a United Way contra el hambre con la recolección de donaciones de alimentos en todo el país para bancos de comida.


Small Business

Order up! Red Willow Café builds community through entrepreneurial success

Theresa Desautel’s restaurant on the Colville Reservation is demonstrating how support of entrepreneurism can change both palates and futures.


Diversity & Inclusion

Looking past the face to the person within

As a new movie highlights the topic, Jennifer Wallace of Wells Fargo shares her struggle with facial deformities and the film they inspired her to create.


Financial Health

Soccer star Marco Fabián on money: Nothing is more important than ‘good advice’

Mexico national team soccer star Marco Fabián reflects on the sport he loves and his thoughts on managing money.


Financial Health

La estrella de fútbol, Marco Fabián, habla sobre el dinero: No hay nada más importante que “un buen consejo”

La estrella de fútbol de la selección nacional de México, Marco Fabián, reflexiona sobre el deporte que ama y sus ideas sobre cómo administrar el dinero.


Volunteering & Giving

Digital disaster relief: Banking technology helps communities recover

Wells Fargo’s ATMs have helped the American Red Cross deliver more than $7 million in disaster relief since 2007. New technology further speeds the help.


Inside the Stagecoach

It’s a new day — and a new way — at Wells Fargo branches

After a successful pilot in select locations across the U.S., Wells Fargo branches have rolled out the first phase of changes designed to transform the customer and team member experiences. 


Inside the Stagecoach

Have boat, will rescue

With barely a puddle in his own driveway and the human toll from Hurricane Harvey growing by the minute, Chase McKinney answered the call from Houston police and Harris County and became a citizen rescuer.


Volunteering & Giving

Volunteers score a goal for Chicago nonprofits

Wells Fargo and MLS WORKS teamed up to help six nonprofits in Chicago — host of the 2017 Major League Soccer All-Star Game.


Inside the Stagecoach

Wells Fargo expands remediation plans after additional analysis

Additional refunds will be issued to customers as the result of an expanded third-party review of retail banking activity, an ‘important milestone.’


Inside the Stagecoach

On the stagecoach during the Great American Eclipse

From Oregon to South Carolina, Wells Fargo team members kept the lights on and doors open to serve customers during the historic Great American Eclipse.


Volunteering & Giving

New video ads celebrate the ‘grit and determination of remarkable people’

A new Wells Fargo video series spotlights individuals who are working to make their communities better every day.


Inside the Stagecoach

Community Bank conference details a continued shift from sales to a customer experience culture

Wells Fargo Community Bank leaders met in Orlando, Florida, to discuss changes beginning Sept. 22 to improve the customer and team member experience.


Inside the Stagecoach

Cosentino ‘extremely optimistic’ about Wells Fargo Community Bank changes

Customer and Branch Experience leader Laurey Cosentino discussed the Wells Fargo Community Bank effort to change the customer and team member experience.


Diversity & Inclusion

Mural honors victims of Pulse nightclub attack

A Wells Fargo branch in Orlando, Florida, has a new mural to pay tribute to the victims of the 2016 mass shooting and celebrate the city’s united and diverse community.


Business to Business

Wells Fargo No. 1 in equity research

The Equity Research Team at Wells Fargo Securities has taken over the top spot in Thomson Reuters’ annual analyst awards.


Inside the Stagecoach

New general counsel ready to help build a better Wells Fargo

Allen Parker, who left one of America’s most prestigious law firms to board the stagecoach, said he looks forward to working alongside people who are “dedicated to making Wells Fargo even better than it was before.”


Inside the Stagecoach

Succeeding Together contest winners: Where are they now?

For three young golfers, getting to play with a pro at the Wells Fargo Championship was a dream come true. See what they’re up to today.


Inside the Stagecoach

Teen golfer ‘soaked in every moment’ with Phil Mickelson at Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am round

At the Wells Fargo Championship, 16-year-old Gerry Jones Jr. earned the chance to play with 42-time PGA Tour winner Phil Mickelson — and discovered they share much more than golf.


Diversity & Inclusion

Mural celebrates community’s history and LGBT legacy

Wells Fargo’s first outdoor mural celebrating LGBT pioneers showcases a high school band that made pride parade history.


Inside the Stagecoach

Young golfers named winners of 2017 Succeeding Together contest

Participants in the youth development program The First Tee submitted essays about achieving life goals through teamwork.


Inside the Stagecoach

New brand platform: Wells Fargo building a ‘better’ company every day

Wells Fargo introduces its new brand platform with messaging showcasing the company’s card-free ATMs, customer and team member relationships, and tools customers can use to improve their financial health.


Inside the Stagecoach

Board report ‘a critical part’ of journey to rebuild trust

The Wells Fargo Board of Directors has released the findings of its independent investigation into Community Bank sales practices, which CEO Tim Sloan says will help the company continue to move forward.


Financial Health

Money talk puts trucker on the road to financial health

A new team of specially trained Wells Fargo Financial Health Bankers is helping thousands of customers who want to save more or strengthen their credit.


Inside the Stagecoach

Shift from sales to service: Wells Fargo banking leader discusses transformation in retail branches

Attendees at American Banker’s 2017 Retail Banking conference learned how Mary Mack is returning Wells Fargo’s Community Bank to its customer-first roots.


Diversity & Inclusion

Building more places to call home

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is embarking on an ambitious expansion, with support from Wells Fargo, to make its services even more accessible and available.


Financial Health

A bank for life

A retiree in Greenwich, Connecticut, said Wells Fargo was there for her in times of need — and remains a part of her life 35 years later.


Inside the Stagecoach

Service in the storm: Cash delivery helps Florida county brace for the worst

Some quick Wells Fargo teamwork helped one community financially prepare for a potentially devastating storm.


Inside the Stagecoach

Wells Fargo unveils organizational changes in its Community Bank

Wells Fargo’s retail bank is creating three new teams and streamlining management to build a better bank and restore trust.


Our Point of View

Wells Fargo’s involvement in funding the Dakota Access Pipeline

The company is balancing its commitments to multiple stakeholders as the dispute continues.


Volunteering & Giving

Scholarships fight poverty with opportunity

A Wells Fargo scholarship program gives Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders the opportunity to pursue higher education.


Inside the Stagecoach

Wells Fargo teams continue remediation work

The company shares further details about its progress making refunds to customers.


Inside the Stagecoach

Employee relief fund marks 15 years

Through Wells Fargo’s WE Care Fund, team members have helped nearly 3,500 colleagues recover from natural disasters, accidents, and other life-changing events.


Financial Health

Mobile holiday shoppers take note: 10 tips to keep your data safe

With one in three shoppers expected to use mobile devices this year for holiday purchases, Wells Fargo offers fraud-fighting tips.


Inside the Stagecoach

Plush pony sales to benefit The First Tee

Wells Fargo’s plush pony promotion is back — pony fans can buy Mike, the 2016 horse, and help The First Tee® empower America's youth.


Volunteering & Giving

D.C. kids score through soccer, poetry, and more

More than 2,200 students in Washington, D.C., are becoming poet-athletes through Wells Fargo and D.C. United’s support of the DC SCORES after-school program.


Inside the Stagecoach

Wells Fargo ‘Stagecoach and snowmen’ ad returns for the holidays

Stagecoach horses and snowmen are the stars in the encore of a Wells Fargo holiday ad running from Nov. 25 through December.


Financial Health

Mobile Response Unit speeds relief for flood victims

Wells Fargo dispatched financial first responders — a mobile ATM and a “mortgage office on wheels” — to help Louisiana flood victims quickly access cash and process loan payoffs so they could begin the process of repairing or rebuilding their homes.


Inside the Stagecoach

Collectible tokens create museum memories

While supplies last, you will receive two customized, collectible “gold” tokens each time you visit a Wells Fargo history museum.


Diversity & Inclusion

Leading a nonprofit: Equal parts preparation and passion

Community nonprofits in Phoenix are eager to effect change — and institutes supported by Wells Fargo are helping leaders get the skills they need to make it happen.


Volunteering & Giving

At the fairground, Habitat homes rise from the ground up

A young family soon will have a Habitat for Humanity home to call its own — and a story about thousands watching it take shape while visiting the Indiana State Fair.


Volunteering & Giving

At the ATM, one good deed leads to another

After she returned some cash found at an ATM, a good Samaritan’s employer received a $3,000 donation to advance its work providing services to senior adults.


Financial Health

More than one winning hand in Nevada’s economy

New USA Today/Wells Fargo research finds Nevadans confident about the state’s business climate and the success of efforts to diversify the economy.


Inside the Stagecoach

Stagecoach-building family crafts a legacy

Everything is handmade at a family-owned workshop that turns out wooden stagecoach models for Wells Fargo.


Financial Health

Hoosiers: Economic acceleration slow but steady in Indiana

‘Our goal is to make this a place people want to come and work and be successful’


Inside the Stagecoach

Young golfer’s ‘path to success’ leads her to pro-am

At the Wells Fargo Championship, 13-year-old Meghna Mazumdar earns the chance to play with Rory McIlroy — and achieves her goal to “have fun and learn something.”


Financial Health

South Dakotans: Bullish on present and future

‘I came back and started my new business here because I believe that the economic environment is one of the best in the country.’


Environment

Electric vehicle owners plug into charging at work

Wells Fargo continues to expand its network of electric vehicle charging stations as more team members drive electric vehicles to work.


Financial Health

Americans: Economy is greener on my side of the fence

New USA Today/Wells Fargo research suggests U.S. residents are feeling better about their own finances and local economies than the U.S. economy overall.


Inside the Stagecoach

Young golfers named winners of Succeeding Together contest

Participants in the youth development program The First Tee submitted essays that focus on the importance of working together to achieve goals and succeed in life.


Volunteering & Giving

Delivering baskets of hope — and goodies — at Easter

Wells Fargo volunteers renew a springtime tradition: Delivering thousands of Easter baskets to children in hospitals, shelters, and other locations.


Inside the Stagecoach

Note to selfie: Museums encourage visitors to share

Wells Fargo's 11 history museums invite visitors to take selfies on international Museum Selfie Day Jan. 20 — and share via social media.


Inside the Stagecoach

It’s official: ‘Mike’ wins race to be the 2016 Wells Fargo plush pony

Wells Fargo team members have picked “Mike,” a horse that worked for the company in Des Moines, Iowa, as the model for the 2016 Wells Fargo plush pony.


Inside the Stagecoach

Military tribute marks Wells Fargo Rose Parade sponsorship

Wells Fargo’s spotlight during the 127th Rose Parade Jan. 1, 2016, shines on the issue of veteran homelessness in the U.S.


Volunteering & Giving

Philadelphia dedicates mural signed by Pope Francis

A mural artist used a paint-by-numbers approach — and more than 2,700 volunteers — to create Philadelphia’s latest public artwork, commemorating Pope Francis’ visit in September.


Financial Health

Narrowing the ‘wealth gap’ for Hispanic households

Representatives from Wells Fargo and a national association for Hispanic real estate professionals discuss an effort to help families save, start businesses, and send their kids to college.


Inside the Stagecoach

Plush pony sales to benefit Save the Children

Wells Fargo’s plush pony promotion is back – and for the first time, pony fans can buy Nellie, the 2015 horse, and help Save the Children.


Volunteering & Giving

Wartime tail, part 2: Finding U.S. homes for orphaned dogs

A connection made in a war zone continues as two friends provide homes for two dogs from the same litter that were orphaned in Amman, Jordan.


Volunteering & Giving

Volunteers ‘get their geek on’ to refurbish computers for students

Wells Fargo volunteers refurbished 230 computers for students in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to help bridge the digital divide.


Inside the Stagecoach

Mom credits job skills for passage of life-saving law in North Carolina

A Wells Fargo team member used skills she honed on the job to help protect newborns — through a new North Carolina law named after her late daughter.


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Up, up and away — in stagecoach balloons!

Wells Fargo’s stagecoach balloon program takes the brand aloft at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and other events across the U.S. each year.


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Surprise! Stagecoach gift rolls into anniversary celebration

The Nortons of Peyton, Colorado, are longtime Wells Fargo customers — and received a handmade stagecoach model to mark 60 years of marriage.


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Teacher of Year is ‘first person to see who I really am’

Blinded in childhood, Indiana Teacher of the Year Kathy Nimmer has helped students find joy in life and learning for 23 years.


Volunteering & Giving

Saying ‘cheese’ to support childhood literacy

With a touch of a screen and a smile, Philadelphia residents helped Wells Fargo support a citywide effort to increase the number of fourth-graders reading at grade level by 2020.


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Smiles bloom when a banker turns construction paper into roses

A Wells Fargo service manager in Oregon is lifting customers’ spirits with a bloom that never fades.


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Organ donation gives teller a second chance

In Texas, a Wells Fargo service manager’s donated kidney returned one of her tellers to health — and spotlights the need for more organ donations by African Americans.


Environment

Have fish, will nest: Ospreys like Wells Fargo perch in Iowa

An osprey nest high atop a 55-foot pole in Des Moines, Iowa, is part of an effort to rebuild the osprey population in that state.


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An eye for the sky: Wells Fargo banker is storm spotter

Storm spotter Joe Colianni is one of nearly 290,000 trained volunteers who form the National Weather Service’s first line of defense against severe weather.


Innovation

Wow! Two decades of banking online

Years after Wells Fargo became the first bank to offer customers online access to their accounts, 26 million customers can’t imagine their financial lives without the convenience of online banking.


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First Tee golfer has ‘walk to remember’ with Rory McIlroy

Sixteen-year-old Grace Vaughan of Chesnee, South Carolina, got the thrill of a golfer’s life when she played in the Wells Fargo Championship Pro-Am May 13 with popular PGA TOUR star Rory McIlroy.


Financial Health

Banking guidance sparks teacher’s financial recovery

Teacher Richard Leistiko embarked on a financial transformation that helped him pay off debt, improve his credit score, and build up an emergency fund.


Diversity & Inclusion

Dad’s segregation experience spurs banker to achieve

Chaquita Venable is seizing opportunities denied her dad, Clem, by the segregation and shutdown of public schools in his Virginia county over 50 years ago.


Small Business

Radford Theatre revival keeps movie magic on Main Street

Opened in 1935, Virginia’s Radford Theatre nearly went dark in 2013. But Paul Pallante revived it by making the show much more than the movie.


Volunteering & Giving

Skiers with disabilities conquer slopes at Wells Fargo Ski Cup

The Wells Fargo Ski Cup celebrates its 40th anniversary at Winter Park Resort Feb. 20–22 as skiers with disabilities again conquer mountains through sport.


Small Business

Boot camp for businesses helps them pop up — and stay up

The highlands community of Marion, Virginia, has a thriving downtown again because of the “Pop Up” Marion Boot camp that’s launched 19 small businesses.


Housing

Rose Parade inspiration: Veteran receives new home

Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation donated a mortgage-free home to veteran Dominic Perrotte at a Rose Parade ceremony.


Volunteering & Giving

‘Stuff the Stagecoach’ food drive helps fight hunger

Tucson residents joined KOLD-TV and Wells Fargo to stuff a stagecoach with holiday donations for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.


Volunteering & Giving

‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and Wells Fargo spread holiday cheer to teacher

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and Wells Fargo surprised a teacher and her students in Quincy, Massachusetts, with gifts and more as part of the show’s “12 Days of Giveaways.”


History

Oldest ‘Jewel Box’ bank draws tourists in Minnesota

In 1908, architect Louis Sullivan designed a bank in a small farm town. Now, 106 years later, it’s a Wells Fargo store — and people are still talking about the light symphony he created.


Volunteering & Giving

Wartime tail: Nonprofit reunites soldiers with dogs

An Afghan kuchi named Poptart and more than 700 other animals are building new lives with their battle buddies through The Puppy Rescue Mission.


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Stars of the screen: ATMs salute top teachers

In 16 states, Wells Fargo is honoring Teachers of the Year by featuring their accomplishments on local ATM screens.


Financial Health

Campus Countdown sweepstakes winner ready to go back to class

California student Michael Ramirez can afford to head back to college now, thanks to Wells Fargo’s Campus Countdown sweepstakes.


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‘Mr. Knoxville’ puts people first to build Iowa banking legacy

Wells Fargo’s longest-serving bank employee, 88-year-old Donnie Rodgers, learned early that people’s needs come before business.


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Terry Kalb: A wish brings hope for my Make-A-Wish princess

Terry Kalb of Foresthill, California, says her daughter Alyssa’s Make-A-Wish princess experience shows the charity’s impact goes far beyond giving gifts.


Volunteering & Giving

Pennsylvania angler wins national ‘community hero’ contest

NBC’s TODAY show and Wells Fargo surprised Dale Ortmann of Manorville, Pennsylvania, with $50,000 and top honors in the Small Acts, Big Impact contest.


Volunteering & Giving

Emerging Scholars grad: Clemson program changed my life

Accounting major Nekedra Moore explains how the Emerging Scholars program of Clemson University is boosting academics in three poor South Carolina counties.


Volunteering & Giving

Clemson creates college-going culture with Emerging Scholars

College admissions — and hopes — are on the rise in some of South Carolina’s poorest counties because of Clemson University’s Emerging Scholars program.


Volunteering & Giving

Challenger baseball hits home run for special needs kids

Inspired by his son, a Wells Fargo team member takes Challenger baseball to youngsters with disabilities in the Pacific Northwest.


Volunteering & Giving

Jordan River conservation effort flows from trash to triumph

What started as a small cleanup by volunteers grew into the first “Get Into the River” festival to conserve the Jordan River in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley.


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Stroke doesn’t stop Missouri man from building a model stagecoach

Despite having suffered a stroke, a mortgage customer honors Wells Fargo’s legacy by building a model stagecoach from scratch.


Diversity & Inclusion

Mural chronicles West Hollywood’s LGBT history

Wells Fargo’s latest community banking store mural, which depicts the LGBT history of West Hollywood, is one of the most extensive at 102 feet long.


Volunteering & Giving

‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ gift surprises teacher

New Hampshire first-grade teacher Amanda Eaton was surprised with a gift from Wells Fargo in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” May 29.