Wells Fargo Pledges $25K Matching Grant to Charlotte ToolBank!
by Ladianne Mandel
photos by Ladianne Mandel
At eight o’clock this morning the Charlotte Community ToolBank opened its doors to visitors for its grand reopening event. A recent relocation to 2513 South Tryon Street in Charlotte was followed shortly thereafter by the hiring of the organization’s new Assistant Program Manager, Sheri L. Osborne. All of this growth and evolution in the organization meant it was time for the ToolBank to strut its stuff at an official event.
The ToolBank’s Executive Director, Angela Munson, and ToolBank board president Leslie Rink welcomed visitors, delivered brief addresses about the ToolBank’s progress and goals, and welcomed visitors including Wells Fargo staff and executives to the morning’s event. “We’re the place agencies turn to when they need tools,” Angela told the crowd, “and we’re going to be the ultimate resource for hands-on projects in Charlotte, and with your help we’re going to achieve that goal.”
After outlining the ToolBanks hopes and goals for the coming year, Angela turned the presentation over to Wells Fargo’s Jay Everette who announced the financial institution’s pledge to give the Charlotte Community ToolBank a matching grant of $25,000. He emphasized that every donation made to the ToolBank, up to a maximum of $25,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Wells Fargo. Jay also highlighted Wells Fargo’s Day of Caring, an annual event which will take place on June 1 this year, and will result in more than 2000 Wells Fargo employees, their friends, and family members completing more than 100 projects around the Charlotte metropolitan area that day. “There are some big projects, and some really small projects too,” Jay said of the Day of Caring’s itinerary, “but each one of them are meaningful in their own way because they come from requests from the community. The reason I mention that program [Day of Caring] to you is because it really wouldn’t be possible without the ToolBank.” [To view the video of Angela Munson and Jay Everett speaking at the grand reopening event, click here.]