Wells Fargo Foundation announces $15,000 donation for scholarships

OCTOBER 31, 2017

Wells Fargo Foundation Announces $15,000 Donation for Scholarships



Presenting a gift to the Greenville Tech Foundation from Wells Fargo are Susan Bankson, Community Relations (far left) and Brian Rogers, Senior Vice President (far right). Receiving the gift are (left to right) Ann Wright, vice president for advancement, and Judy Wilson, director of development, both with the Greenville Tech Foundation.


The Wells Fargo Foundation has announced a $15,000 donation to the Greenville Tech Foundation. The donation will be used to support scholarships for students enrolled in Quick Jobs with a Future and advanced manufacturing programs. 

"The Greenville Tech Foundation appreciates our longstanding partnership with Wells Fargo. In addition to financial support, Wells Fargo devotes significant time and talent to serving our students and Greenville Technical College," said Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation.

Quick Jobs programs allow students to quickly gain the skills needed to start in a career field that is currently hiring in Greenville County. Most of the students are unemployed, underemployed or in need of new skills to assure continued employment.

"We believe that education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country's future, and Wells Fargo's continued support of Greenville Technical College and its students enrolled in these programs is a testament to that belief," said Wells Fargo Upstate Market President Brian Rogers. "The success of our young students is a critical element in keeping our communities strong and prosperous, and Wells Fargo is committed to providing them with every possible resource to achieve long-term success."

Greenville Technical College offers programs in machine tool technology, CNC machining, and mechatronics to prepare students for work in advanced manufacturing. Many of these classes are offered at the college's Center for Manufacturing Innovation, where research and education come together with access to experienced engineers and professionals to help students build problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

"We are grateful to the Wells Fargo Foundation for support that helps students become qualified to enter the job market, move up, or change careers," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "With Wells Fargo's support over many years, we are able to fulfill our mission of transforming students' lives while helping the economy thrive through education."