Wells Fargo celebrates with classes and donations

Wells Fargo celebrates its 160th year in business by conducting 160 Teach Children to Save classes in Colorado in April and contributing a total of $160,000 to three charitable organizations.

“Celebrating our anniversary provides us another great opportunity to thank our customers, invest in our communities and honor our team members,” said Nathan Christian, Wells Fargo regional president in Colorado.

About 4,000 elementary school students across Colorado are expected to participate in the Teach Children to Save classes conducted by Wells Fargo volunteers.

Colorado customers helped Wells Fargo determine how to divide a $160,000 donation among three charities. The American Red Cross received $100,000 and Habitat for Humanity International and the American Heart Association each received $30,000.

Founded as a banking and express company, Wells Fargo opened its first western office in San Francisco on July 13, 1852. Today, Wells Fargo operates a diversified financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets.

In Colorado, Wells Fargo operates 170 banking locations, 30 financial advisor locations and 20 home mortgage locations. For more information, log on to the Web site at www.wellsfargo.com.