Wells Fargo Donates Dough to Menlo Park Schools

Seven schools in Menlo Park and Atherton received grants.


Wells Fargo donated $7,000 to schools in the Menlo Park-Atherton community this week. The checks were just a small part of the $82,000 of grants given to 82 Peninsula schools at a breakfast in Foster City Tuesday.

Mangers of local Wells Fargo branches picked which schools in their towns would received the grants, each in $1,000 increments.

“In addition to the countless hours that our team members spend volunteering in local schools, we are proud to provide funding directly to schools throughout the Peninsula,” said Wendy Haller, president of Wells Fargo’s Peninsula market.

“By hosting this breakfast event and providing funding to schools, we want to personally say ‘thank you’ to the educators in our communities and provide resources to help purchase school supplies or other pressing needs,” Haller said.

Since 2009, Wells Fargo has given more than $16 million to educational nonprofits and schools in the Bay Area.

The following schools received grants:

Beechwood School

Belle Haven Elementary School

La Entrada Middle School

Las Lomitas

Menlo-Atherton High School

Willow Oaks Elementary 


Ruben November 01, 2012 at 09:47 AM
I am speechless. Thousand bucks per school? This is a negative PR. How about if they charge no bank fee for all the students that keep the WF accounts and create training courses about how to manage money, credit ratings, etc. That's where most of kids fail. The first banking experiences can be devastating if not supported by good knowledge.
Vanessa Castañeda November 01, 2012 at 04:17 PM
@Ruben, you make some good points. It's highly unlikely that Wells Fargo, or any other bank, would relinquish the right to charge a fee for releasing someone's money back into their possession. Maybe the schools could earmark this money for math teachers.


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