Wells Fargo continues to support the local nonprofit with a $10,000 gift
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, JANUARY 24, 2017 – Spokes, the nonprofit resource center for the Central Coast, celebrates five years serving San Luis Obispo County this month. Since 2012, Spokes has been committed to supporting local nonprofit professionals and board members through training, consulting, and expert resources – relying on private donations to underwrite its services. Wells Fargo was one of Spokes’ earliest and most significant donors, and continued its ongoing pledge with a $10,000 contribution this year. This gift enables member organizations to access vital training and consulting resources at little to no cost.
“Wells Fargo can only be as successful as the communities it serves,” said Mark Corella, Vice President and District Manager of Wells Fargo. “Helping nonprofits better serve our communities, benefits everyone. Partnering with Spokes ensures our contributions have a profound effect on the people we serve, and we are proud to be an early and ongoing sponsor.”
Spokes received substantial seed money to launch operations from a small group of Founders Circle Donors – Hind Foundation, Wells Fargo, Shanbrom Family Foundation, as well as Brown, Goodwin, Salucci & Schwefler. Together, they comprise a group of philanthropic organizations and leaders that are committed to the well-being of the San Luis Obispo County community.
“We value every opportunity to support those individuals who work so tirelessly and diligently to strengthen our community, and Wells Fargo shares our commitment, said Lesley Santos Dierks, CEO of Spokes. “As a nonprofit organization that receives virtually no public funding, we are especially grateful for our partnership with Wells Fargo and their continuing support. As we look to the future, we are absolutely thrilled to partner with donors that see the value in our work and the impact it has countywide.
Left to right: Michael Chen, VP Business Banking, Mark Corella, VP & District Manager, Gabriela Mello, VP & Community Relations Officer, Lesley Santos Dierks, Spokes CEO, and Ernie Pineda, Senior VP, Regional Banking, Area President.
Spokes is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower nonprofits to fulfill their missions, through training, consulting and resources. Spokes was founded as the Nonprofit Support Center in 1996 and later relocated to San Luis Obispo and re-branded to become Spokes in 2012. In 2016, Spokes served hundreds of nonprofit organizations, 140 of which were active Spokes member organizations, delivered 51 classes to 415 nonprofit leaders and provided more than 220 hours of contracted consultation services. For more information about Spokes, its programs, or to donate, call 805.547.2244 or log onto www.spokesfornonprofits.org.