Wells Fargo Invests $100,000 in Arizona Boys & Girls Clubs to Support Youth Through Walkout

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Wells Fargo Invests $100,000 in Arizona Boys & Girls Clubs to Support Youth Through Walkout

(PHOENIX) April 28, 2018 – Marcia Mintz, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, today accepted a $100,000 check from Wells Fargo to support operations during Arizona’s school walkout.  Don Pearson, Wells Fargo’s Lead Regional President of the Desert Mountain Region, was joined by colleagues and Wells Fargo volunteers manning a community phone bank at Channel 12 /KPNX, to present the check to support the operations of Clubs around the state of Arizona through the teacher walkout.

Boys & Girls Clubs all over Arizona have opened to support thousands of families in 61 Club sites to help ensure that youth have a safe place to learn, play, and enjoy a healthy lunch and snack during the historic walkout.

“On behalf of our 15,500 team members statewide, Wells Fargo is pleased to present $100,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Arizona to help the provide services and programming when our children need it the most,” said Pearson. “Every year, the 61 Boys & Girls Clubs around the state provide our kids with more than 1 million healthy, hot meals.  This check will enable the Clubs to stay open during these challenging times and serve thousands of meals and snacks to our children.”

“Wells Fargo has stepped up in a major way for the thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs families all over Arizona. They have set a new standard with their responsiveness in a dynamic situation that’s affecting all students.  We are grateful for their recognition of the immediate need and their generosity,” said Mintz.   Clubs throughout the Arizona Boys & Girls Clubs Alliance will receive a portion of the Wells Fargo gift to support the extended staffing and operations.

Wells Fargo have been a longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs around the state, and this gift recognized the unique situation families faced with schools closed.  Families rely on schools for education and ensuring the safety of their kids and for many students, schools are where they enjoy a free, nutritious meal.  Boys & Girls Clubs are offering a fun, educational day-time program and meals throughout these days.  Clubs will resume regular after-school operations following the end of the walkout.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 27,000+ young people in grades K-12. At thirteen clubs in Phoenix and the West Valley, BGCMP provides award-winning programs designed to change the lives of young people in four key areas: Fun With a Purpose; Academic Success; Be Great, Do Good; and Healthy Choices. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix empowers young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible members of the community.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 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, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,200 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 265,000 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.



Greater Phoenix Chamber Announces 2018 IMPACT Awards Recipients

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March 19, 2018


Two to be chosen as 2018 Businesses of the Year at IMPACT Awards Luncheon on May 24

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) has selected eight local companies as recipients of its 31st Annual IMPACT Awards. The IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small and large Valley businesses and the positive influence they have on the community and economy.

The 2018 IMPACT Award recipients are:

Large Business Category (More than 250 employees):
2018 Arizona Advocate –Arizona Public Service (APS)
2018 Community Champion – Salt River Project (SRP)
2018 Economic Driver – Phoenix Suns
2018 Exceptional Innovator – Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Small to Medium Business Category (250 employees or fewer):
2018 Arizona Advocate – ISM Raceway
2018 Community Champion – Delta Dental of Arizona
2018 Economic Driver – Plaza Companies
2018 Exceptional Innovator – Equality Health

The two 2018 IMPACT Businesses of the Year will be selected from these honorees and announced during the 31st Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Arizona Biltmore. Individual tickets are $80 for GPCC members and $95 for non-members. Tables of 10 are $900 for Chamber members and $1,050 for non-members.

In addition to the four award categories, the Chamber added the IMPACTful Nonprofit Award in 2016 to recognize the outstanding work of Valley nonprofits. Get involved to help determine the 2018 IMPACTful Nonprofit Award recipient by casting your vote for one of the four finalists. The deadline to vote is Wednesday, April 18.

IMPACTful Nonprofit Award finalists:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Daring Adventures
Phoenix Center for the Arts

“This year’s IMPACT Award recipients are truly reflective of the strong leadership, expanding innovation and dedication to the community, that the Greater Phoenix business community is proud to be known for,” said Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Sanders. “These organizations will continue to serve as role models for our community and drive the growth of the Greater Phoenix region for years to come.”

2018 IMPACTful Award Voting – Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

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Oct. 22: Dish It Out at High Street

Sixty-plus Valley restaurants are scheduled to dole out dishes at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix’s (BGCMP) annual Dish It Out event Oct. 22 at High Street at 5 p.m.

In addition to eats from Citizen Public House, The Gladly, The Vig and more, event-goers can sip craft beer, cocktail and wine (from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, San Tan, Belvedere Vodka, Gentleman Jack, Dalmore Scotch, Red Bull Mocktails and many more). Plus, guests can feast their ears on live music from some of the best local acts, like The Walkens and The Rich Berra Band.

General admission tickets are $75 per person, and VIP tickets are $500 per person. (A VIP ticket includes exclusive access to additional restaurants, a private bar, a whiskey and cigar lounge and more.)

Proceeds from the 21-and-over event help the organization provide much-needed meals and programs to children in need. BGCMP serves more than 11,000 K through 12 youth across the Valley in their premier out-of-school-time programs in 13 clubs. Every year, the clubs serve more than 339,000 healthy meals and 336,000 healthy snacks. Dish It Out helps BGCMP provide these meals and programs to children in need.