Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy Honored by Wells Fargo through ‘Days of Giving’

Ferst Readers was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the Days of Giving celebration in Atlanta on Oct. 22.

Ferst Readers was among 65 groups chosen by the bank’s team members for the recognition taking place at ZOO Atlanta. The donation helped push total giving to more than $1.5 million across Georgia since the program’s beginning six years ago.

“We can do so much with this and we appreciate Wells Fargo’s gift,” said Betsy Wagenhauser, Ferst Readers’s President. “Times remain trying for many and the needs are great.”

Wells Fargo Area President Mitch Graul led the ceremony. “To some a $1,000 grant may seem small, but we know each of these great groups will be able to make a huge difference with this,” she said. “And collectively this will have a major impact in our community.”

Added Vic Painter, Wells Fargo business banking manager, “This is one way we are trying to be the best local bank in Atlanta.”

Wells Fargo also announced that its metro Atlanta employees gave or pledged $1.8 million this fall in the United Way and Community Support campaign – 24 percent more than last year.

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