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(Fort Lauderdale, Fla) – As part of an effort to prepare today’s students with the skills necessary to make financially responsible decisions, Wells Fargo has donated $70,000 to Broward Education Foundation to support financial literacy programs in Broward County Public Schools.

“Giving back to South Florida’s growing and vibrant communities is a priority for Wells Fargo,” said Wells Fargo South Florida Region President Joe Atkinson. “We have supported Broward Education Foundation for nearly 15 years and are proud to continue to support students in Broward County.”

The donation includes a $40,000 Wells Fargo Community Connection Grant, a program where Wells Fargo branches select a local nonprofit or school to receive a $1,000 grant. In Broward County, 40 branches chose to support Broward Education Foundation.

“Wells Fargo is a tremendous partner that continues to have a substantial impact on the education of our students,” said Broward Education Foundation Executive Director Shea Ciriago. “The road to becoming financially responsible starts with learning money management skills, living within a budget and understanding credit and debt. The financial literacy programs funded by Wells Fargo will help our students successfully navigate that road.”

About the Broward Education Foundation:

Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors.  Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit, like our Facebook page at or follow us on twitter @BrowardEdFound.

About Wells Fargo:

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet ( and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 273,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.