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Donor Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Congratulations to ArtsFund supporter Wells Fargo for being awarded Puget Sound Business Journal‘s Corporate Champion in Arts and Culture at the 2015 Corporate Citizenship awards.

ArtsFund, the arts sector, and the community at large are stronger because of Wells Fargo’s presence in and commitment to this region. In addition to ArtsFund, organizations supported by Wells Fargo in the Puget Sound region range from large and small, traditional to modern, engaging wide and diverse sectors of the community. Among them are Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Art Museum, Burke Museum, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Tacoma Art Museum, Wing Luke Museum, Northwest African American Museum, Village Theatre, EMP Museum, Seattle Children’s Theater and Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.

Wells Fargo has been an invaluable partner to ArtsFund.  Since 1980 Wells has provided ArtsFund over $1.3 million in financial support, as well as provided leadership representation on the Board and the Allocations Committee.  Wells Fargo employees have also participated in ArtsFund’s young professional volunteer program, the Associates.  Wells Fargo is extremely committed to supporting arts groups in the South Sound, and has been one of our lead partners in furthering efforts to build support for the arts in Pierce County.

The Healthy Community Champion Awards are presented in partnership with The Seattle Foundation to companies who have made significant, positive impacts on the community through volunteer work, in-kind donations, and cash contributions, and have embraced corporate philanthropy as part of their company culture.  Awards were presented on May 21st at the PSBJ 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards.  ArtsFund Trustee Gordon Prouty, Publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal, presided over the event with Patti Payne, PSBJ Columnist.

Additional ArtsFund donors recognized in the list of 2015 Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists include:

Bank of America;  Comcast; Coughlin Porter Lundeen Inc.; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Delta Dental of Washington; Foster Pepper PLLC; Fred Meyer Stores;  GLY Construction; Holland America Line; KeyBank; MG2 (MulvannyG2 Architecture); Microsoft Corp.; Paccar Inc; RealNetworks Foundation; Sellen Construction; Starbucks; Stoel Rives LLP; Stokes Lawrence PS ; The Boeing Co.; and U.S. Bank.

Congratulations to all, and thank you for strengthening the community through investing in the arts.