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Women’s Economic Ventures Receives $25,000 Grant From Wells Fargo

The funding will support the nonprofit organization's programs for aspiring entrepreneurs

The nonprofit Women’s Economic Ventures has received a $25,000 grant from Wells Fargo for the organization’s continuum of programs, which helps women and men succeed at every stage of the business lifecycle.

Brooke Tuason-Angel, AVP branch manager of Wells Fargo and WEV board member, presented a $25,000 check to WEV founder/CEO Marsha Bailey at Wells Fargo’s Goleta branch.

“Wells Fargo Bank is one of our most important partners,” Bailey said. “They’ve had a huge impact on micro-enterprise development in California by investing in training and loan programs like WEV across the state. In today’s funding environment, WEV is especially grateful for the core program support that Wells Fargo has provided through this grant.”

Wells Fargo has been a generous supporter of WEV, providing program support for more than 15 years. It is the largest investor in WEV’s Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF) and has made major contributions to help WEV expand its program scale and capacity.

Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

— Candice Tang Nyholt is a publicist representing Women’s Economic Ventures.

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