Both MCF and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Minnesota promote giving and organized philanthropy in our state. AFP advances philanthropy by enabling organizations and individuals to practice ethical and effective fundraising while MCF promotes ethical and responsible charitable giving and grantmaking.
In recognition of National Philanthropy Day, every year AFP honors individuals and groups who, through their hard work and dedication, have enhanced philanthropy, their communities and the world.
This year, MCF member Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota will be honored with AFP’s Outstanding Philanthropic Organization award for its exceptional commitment to our state. Other awards will recognize individuals, families and small groups, and all will be presented at AFP’s celebration on Friday, Nov. 22.
$10 Million Plus to Minnesota Nonprofits
In 2012, Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota contributed more than $10 million to 1,200 nonprofits and schools statewide, focusing on core areas of vitality such as community development, education, human services and arts and culture.
In addition to these financial contributions, there is a legacy of direct volunteer engagement by Wells Fargo employees and executives, making their total impact on our community momentous.
Founding Member of Minnesota Keystone Program
A pioneer in the concept that corporations should commit a portion of earnings to the community, Wells Fargo was also one of the founding members of the Minnesota Keystone Program.
Whether through longstanding traditions or new innovations, Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, under the leadership of Carolyn Roby, has consistently and strategically supported Minnesota nonprofits, substantively engaged its leaders in the community, and continues to enhance its role as a corporate philanthropic leader in the state.
Congratulations Wells Fargo!
- Susan Stehling, MCF communications associate