Wells Fargo contributes to counseling effort

Wells Fargo & Co. has donated $20,000 to Colorado Mesa University based in Grand Junction to help fund efforts to encourage high school seniors to pursue additional education and training.

The donation supports college and career advisors who work with high school students to explore their options following graduation and identify and pursue financial aid. The goal is to increase the proportion of graduates who pursue additional education or training or enlist in the military.

“At Wells Fargo, we believe deeply in giving back to the communities we serve. Higher education is one of the most powerful tools for achieving income mobility, and we are proud to support a local program that is empowering community youth to pursue this educational path,” said John Hostetter, business banking manager at Wells Fargo.

Ronna Capra, a senior business relationship manager at Wells Fargo who serves on the CMU Foundation board of directors, said advisors make the program succeed. “You are helping the youth of our community find their potential and the opportunities that post-secondary education will provide them.”

CMU President Tim Foster said he’s grateful for the support from Wells Fargo. “It is an example of the way Wells Fargo is working to show its commitment to the Grand Valley and its future by investing in our young people.”

A diversified financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets, Wells Fargo & Co. provides a range of banking, lending and investment services through 8,200 locations. For additional information, visit the website located at www.wellsfargo.com.