Wells Fargo Gift Will Provide Access to Education

OCTOBER 14, 2015

Wells Fargo Gift Will Provide Access to Education




Left to Right: Brian Rogers, SVP, Upstate Business Banking; Bob Howard, President, Greenville Tech Foundation; Matt Puckett, SVP, Wells Fargo Insurance Services; Mark Westmoreland, SVP, Greenville Business Banking Manager; Mark Freeman, Commercial Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking; Dr. Keith Miller, President, Greenville Technical College


The Wells Fargo Foundation has given $42,500 to support education at Greenville Technical College in several different areas. The college's Quick Jobs With a Future program will receive $32,500, providing tuition support for students pursuing 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.

An additional $8,500 will go the Greenville Tech Foundation's Endowed Scholarship Fund, removing financial barriers that prevent some potential students from pursuing a college education. The remainder of the Wells Fargo Foundation's donation - $1,500 - will be used to support workforce development at the college.

"This donation is aimed at helping people in our community gain the skills needed to become successfully employed," said Greenville Wells Fargo Bank Market President Brian Rogers. "Our foundation looks for opportunities to support workforce development as a way to benefit not just individuals but the entire community."

"We appreciate the continued support of the Wells Fargo Foundation as they assist us in providing access to education for people in the Upstate," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "This generous gift will open the door to opportunity for many people."