Wells Fargo is proud to support the Gold Crown Foundation's ongoing commitment to improving the lives of youth through their athletic and enrichment programs in the community. For the third year in a row, when the Rapids score a goal at home it not only means a huge cheer from C38, it also means that Wells Fargo will donate $250 to the Gold Crown Foundation of Denver.
Last season, Wells Fargo made the same commitment for any goals scored at home, which led to a $5,750 donation to the Gold Crown Foundation of Denver.
Wells Fargo today announced the company donated more than $12 million through 236 grants to local nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help the communities and people of Colorado. When combined with the nearly $1.1 million donated by the company’s 5,140 Colorado team members during the company’s internal Community Support Campaign, nonprofits in the state received a total of $13.1 million from Wells Fargo and its team members in 2018. That amounts to an average daily donation of $35,890.
About Gold Crown Foundation
The Gold Crown Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1986 by former NBA great Bill Hanzlik and Colorado business leader Ray Baker. The organization operates with a mission “to educate youth and community through sports and enrichment programs”. For nearly 30 years, The Gold Crown Foundation (GCF) has been a powerful advocate and programming provider for Denver area youth. The foundation is proud of its reputation of creatively and consistently meeting community needs which started when sports were cut from middle schools and Gold Crown worked to fill the void. Today, nearly 21,000 youth play basketball, baseball, volleyball, golf. Shortly after The Foundation built Coca-Cola All Star Park; it became evident that art and technology classes could benefit the surrounding neighborhood. Gold Crown Enrichment joined the Clubhouse Network, founded by The Museum of Science in Boston in collaboration with the MIT Media Laboratory. The Clubhouse model is grounded in research from the fields of education, developmental and social psychology, cognitive science, and youth development. The strength of this learning model that sets the Foundation apart from others.
About Wells Fargo
Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,800 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. With approximately 259,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2018, Wells Fargo donated more than $444 million to nearly 11,000 nonprofits in support of affordable housing, small business growth, financial education, and sustainability, among other community needs. For 10 consecutive years, Wells Fargo has held the honor of No. 1 in workplace giving by United Way Worldwide. Wells Fargo team members also make a difference by donating more than 2 million hours of volunteer time in the last year. News, insights and more information on the company’s corporate responsibility are available at Wells Fargo Stories.