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Five University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students will receive a scholarship as the result of a grant made by Wells Fargo to the CU Foundation.
The $5,000 grant was made based on voting by former Wachovia customers and team members as a show of support and commitment to the communities Wells Fargo serves.
“The University of Colorado is an outstanding organization. Having our customers vote on their favorite charity was a great way for us to thank them and show our commitment to the local community,” said Steve Helbing, Wells Fargo’s regional president for southern Colorado. “More than 13 percent of our former Wachovia customers across the state – a tremendous response – participated in the voting. That showed us that they share our passion for maintaining strong communities.”
“The support for UCCS students is deeply appreciated,” UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak said. “We are grateful the customers and staff of Wachovia, now part of Wells Fargo, recognize the role UCCS plays in building strong communities.”
Colorado is one of six states where both Wells Fargo and Wachovia have retail banking stores, and was the first to be integrated in Nov. 2009. Other states with both a Wells Fargo and Wachovia banking presence are Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. Integration for these remaining states will take place throughout 2010. Specific dates have not been announced for these states and Wachovia-only communities in the east and southeast.
-Christie Drumm, Wells Fargo Corporate Communications