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Jen Davis
Jen Davis
Wells Fargo to give $16,000 to nonprofit groups in honor of three Washington County employee volunteers (Photo) - 09/20/17

Three nonprofit groups will receive a total of $16,000 in honor of Wells Fargo employee volunteers who live and/or work in Washington County.

The donations are being made through Wells Fargo's Volunteer Service Award program. The 39-year-old program gives cash grants to schools and nonprofit groups on behalf of Wells Fargo employees to recognize their valuable contributions to the community.

Beaverton resident Benny Van Raden, an international operations manager in Portland, won $10,000 for Emanuel Children's Hospital in Portland. Van Raden was one of only 16 Wells Fargo employees across the nation -- and the only one in Oregon -- to win a $10,000 award this year.

For the past nine years Van Raden has been sewing flannel blankets for Emanuel. The hospital gives them to some of the babies born there, uses them to cover the incubators in the neo natal ward and also gives them to young surgical patients to cuddle.

The materials to make a blanket costs about $3, she said. The $10,000 grant will thus pay for about 3,300 blankets.

Van Raden has been a Wells Fargo employee for 16 years. She has won four previous Volunteer Service Awards for Emanuel in the past eight years, each for $1,000. The hospital also used those grants to purchase the fabric and thread for the blankets.

The other grants included:
* $5,000 for Transition Projects in Portland in honor of Tigard resident Michelle Taylor, who works as an operational risk consultant in Beaverton. Taylor has volunteered for Transition Projects since 2009. The organization serves the basic needs of individuals experiencing homelessness and provides the necessary resources to help them transition back into housing. Taylor also won a $1,000 award last year for Transition Projects.

* $1,000 for the Mt. Hood chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) in honor of Jen Davis, who works as a consumer loan underwriter in Beaverton. BACA volunteers create a safer environment for abused children by providing them physical, emotional and financial support. They work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. Davis has supported BACA for three years. This was the first time she has won a Volunteer Service Award.

Honoring Volunteers Since 1978
This year Wells Fargo will provide grants totaling $482,000 to organizations in honor of 186 employees through this program. The grants range from $1,000 to $25,000.

The Volunteer Service Award program started in 1978. Wells Fargo encourages its employees to nominate their co-workers or themselves to recognize the outstanding efforts of the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.

An internal selection committee reviewed more than 600 nominations this year. The committee chose the winners on the basis of the nominees' dedication to the nonprofit group, how much time they volunteer for it, the effectiveness of their work and the potential impact of the grant on the community.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the needs of Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. It provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; and the Internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo has repeatedly been ranked one of the most generous companies regionally and nationally. Last year Wells Fargo donated $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits. Its employees volunteered 1.73 million hours for their communities.

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Attached Media Files: Jen Davis , Michelle Taylor , Benny Van Raden
Frank Heidrick
Frank Heidrick
Wells Fargo to give $10,000 to nonprofits in Lane County in honor of local employee volunteers (Photo) - 09/13/17

Two Lane County nonprofit groups will each receive $5,000 in honor of the local Wells Fargo employees who volunteer for them, thanks to Wells Fargo's Volunteer Service Award program.

The Springfield Education Foundation (SEF) will receive a grant in honor of Micah Adams, who has volunteered for the group for six years. The Egan Warming Centers will receive a grant in honor of Frank Heidrick, who has volunteered for the Eugene organization for three years.

Wells Fargo's 39-year-old awards program gives cash grants to schools and nonprofit groups on behalf of the company's employees to recognize the valuable contributions they make in their community.

$5,000 to Support Local Students
Adams works as a Business Banking relationship manager in Eugene. The Springfield resident is a past chair of the SEF board and development committee. He currently serves on its executive, development and gala fundraising committees.

"I'm the product of Springfield schools and my daughter is attending a Springfield school," Adams said. "I'm very passionate about improving public education. One reason why is, as a business banker, I hear every day from our customers how much they need more, better qualified, employees."

The foundation will use the gift to fund its Innovative Educator Grants, which it awards to educators every November through an application process. The grants requests are typically for items such as robotics, musical instruments and field trips, he said.

Adams has been a Wells Fargo employee for four years. This was the first time he has has won a Volunteer Service Award.

$5,000 to Help Local Homeless
Heidrick is a registered client associate with Wells Fargo Advisors in Eugene. The Eugene resident serves as a lead volunteer at one of the nine Egan Warming Centers in Eugene and Springfield, which ensure homeless people have a warm and safe place to sleep between Nov. 15 and March 31 each year when temperatures drop below 30 degrees.

The warming centers are named after the late Maj. Thomas Egan, a retired Oregon National Guard officer who was found frozen to death on a park bench in Eugene in 2008.

"I was ashamed to hear this had happened and was glad an organization was created to ensure all human beings who live in our community have the opportunity to sleep in a warm, safe environment and eat a warm evening and morning meal," Heidrick said. "To me, no human being should be subject to this type of final chapter of their life."

Heidrick has been a Wells Fargo employee for almost nine years. This was his first Volunteer Service Award.

Honoring Volunteers Since 1978
This year Wells Fargo will provide grants totaling $482,000 to organizations in honor of 186 employees through this program. The grants range from $1,000 to $25,000. Adams and Heidrick were among the 32 honorees in the entire company to win $5,000 this year for their favorite nonprofit.

The Volunteer Service Award program started in 1978. Wells Fargo encourages its employees to nominate their co-workers or themselves to recognize the outstanding efforts of the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.

An internal selection committee reviewed more than 600 nominations this year. The committee chose the winners on the basis of the nominees' dedication to the nonprofit group, how much time they volunteer for it, the effectiveness of their work and the potential impact of the grant on the community.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. It provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; and the Internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo has repeatedly been ranked one of the most generous companies regionally and nationally. Last year Wells Fargo donated $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits. Its employees volunteered 1.73 million hours for their communities.

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Attached Media Files: Frank Heidrick , Micah Adams
Colm Boer of Wells Fargo
Colm Boer of Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo to give $1,000 to Junior Achievement in honor of Bend employee volunteer Colm Boer (Photo) - 09/11/17

BEND, Ore. -- Junior Achievement will receive $1,000 in honor of local employee Colm Boer, thanks to Wells Fargo's Volunteer Service Award program.

The 39-year-old awards program gives cash grants to schools and nonprofit groups on behalf of Wells Fargo employees to recognize the valuable contributions they make in their community.

This year the financial services company will provide grants totaling $482,000 to organizations in honor of 186 employees through this program. The grants range from $1,000 to $25,000.

Boer lives in Bend where he is Wells Fargo's Community Banking district manager for Central Oregon. He was the only winner from Central Oregon and one of only six in Oregon this year.

Boer has served two and a half years on the Central Oregon advisory board for Junior Achievement (JA). He has also volunteered to present seven JA financial education and career programs to high school students in Prineville and Redmond.

JA volunteers present the programs one hour weekly for seven weeks. In Central Oregon the organization serves 6,000 students.

"I noticed there is a real gap between what the schools can do and the education the students should be getting. I feel JA bridges that gap, and it's for free to the schools," Boer said.

It costs JA $19 per student to present a seven-week program. The $1,000 gift from Wells Fargo will impact 52 children in Central Oregon, Boer said.

Boer has worked for Wells Fargo since 2008. He had never applied for a Volunteer Service Award before this year.

Honoring Volunteers Since 1978
The Volunteer Service Award program started in 1978. Wells Fargo encourages its employees to nominate their co-workers or themselves to recognize the outstanding efforts of the volunteer and the nonprofit organization.

An internal selection committee reviewed more than 600 nominations this year. The committee chose the winners on the basis of the nominees' dedication to the nonprofit group, how much time they volunteer for it, the effectiveness of their work and the potential impact of the grant on the community.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. It provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; and the Internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo has repeatedly been ranked one of the most generous companies regionally and nationally. Last year Wells Fargo donated $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits. Its employees volunteered 1.73 million hours for their communities.

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Attached Media Files: Colm Boer of Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo donating $1.1 million for Hurricane Irma relief - 09/11/17

MIAMI--Wells Fargo is donating a total of $1.1 million to support Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida and the Caribbean.

The company's donation includes $500,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $500,000 to local nonprofits focused on relief efforts in the immediate future, and $100,000 to International Medical Corps as that organization engages in relief efforts in the Caribbean.

Wells Fargo will continue to monitor Irma's impact as the tropical storm makes landfall in other states to determine how the company can assist there.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Florida and the Caribbean who has endured Hurricane Irma and its destruction," said Tim Sloan, Wells Fargo CEO & president. "Wells Fargo is committed to working with organizations and agencies to help our communities recover and we will determine the best way to support any additional efforts in the days and weeks ahead."

From Sept. 12 through Sept. 25, Wells Fargo customers nationwide who want to support American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts can do so by:

?--3/4 Using any Wells Fargo ATM in the U.S. and selecting the option to donate. There is no fee and 100 percent of all contributions will be sent to the American Red Cross.

?--3/4 Redeeming any amount of available Go Far Rewards for donation. Go Far Rewards customers can access their rewards account at GoFarRewards.wf.com or by calling the service center at (877)517-1358.

"Our customers have shown time and again their compassion for and commitment to helping friends, neighbors, and strangers alike to regroup and rebuild following the devastation of natural disasters," said Jon Campbell, head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations.

Since Aug. 29, Wells Fargo customers have so far donated nearly $1.7 million to the Red Cross at Wells Fargo ATMs, to support relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $2.0 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy its customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.

Wells Fargo to hold career fair at Beaverton customer contact center Sept. 23 to hire 45 positions - 09/08/17

BEAVERTON, Ore. --- Wells Fargo will host a career fair at its customer contact center, 18700 N.W. Walker Road in Beaverton, on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as it seeks to hire up to 45 fulltime phone bankers there.

All interested applicants are advised to apply through Wells Fargo's online career site at www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers and schedule an on-site interview prior to attending the career fair.

Walk-ins will also be welcome but will only be able to participate in an informational interview that day.

Phone bankers' responsibilities include quickly answering customer inquiries in a friendly and courteous manner, delivering exceptional customer service, providing first call resolution while following strict procedures that meet compliance guidelines, and looking for every opportunity to introduce products and services to help a customer succeed financially.

The required qualifications include at least six months of customer service experience. A variety of shift schedules are available.

The position pays $14.15-$14.40 an hour with the opportunity for a quarterly bonus. The company benefits include free parking at the center; paid training, a broad array of medical, dental, vision plans and wellness benefits; up to 18 days paid time off in the first year; a matching 401 (k) plan; and tuition reimbursement.

For more information, connect with Recruiter Austin Walgraeve at (503) 403-3155 or austin.walgraeve@wellsfargo.com.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the financial needs of Oregonians since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy its customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. The firm provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com); and mobile banking.

Wells Fargo acquires approximately $51 billion in mortgage servicing rights - 09/07/17

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wells Fargo has acquired approximately $51 billion in mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) from Seneca Mortgage Investment.

"We look forward to the opportunity to provide excellent service to these new mortgage customers and are committed to making this a smooth transition for them," said Franklin Codel, head of Consumer Lending for Wells Fargo in Des Moines. "Mortgage servicing is an attractive, core business for Wells Fargo. This transaction provides an opportunity for us to strategically enhance our servicing portfolio."

The loans underlying the MSRs are conventional/conforming loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The MSRs will be reflected in the company's third-quarter results. Additional financial details regarding the transaction were not disclosed.

Customers should receive letters from their current servicers in advance of the transfer, targeted for the fourth quarter of this year, and will receive detailed welcome information from Wells Fargo when the transfer occurs.

Wells Fargo is the nation's largest servicer of residential mortgage loans. Its servicing portfolio totaled more than $1.5 trillion as of June 30, 2017.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy its customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. The company provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking.

Wells Fargo donates $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts - 08/28/17

DALLAS, Texas-- Wells Fargo is donating $1 million to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the extensive flooding in its wake.

Half of the funds are going to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The other half will go to local nonprofits focused on recovery and relief efforts in Texas in the coming days and weeks.

"Wells Fargo is deeply concerned for all of those affected by the devastating flooding in Texas, and we're committed to helping our customers, neighbors, team members and communities get through this," said David Miree of Houston, a lead region bank president. "With forecasts calling for more rain and potentially more flooding, we will continue to work with nonprofits and those focused on relief efforts, as we determine any additional assistance and support Wells Fargo may be able to provide."

Wells Fargo customers across the country may donate to the American Red Cross' hurricane relief efforts at Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29. Customers will not be charged a fee for using this service, and 100-percent of the donations will be sent to the American Red Cross.

Also beginning Aug. 29, Wells Fargo's Go Far Rewards customers nationwide can begin to redeem any amount of their available rewards and donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund through Tuesday, Sept. 12. Customers can access their rewards account at GoFarRewards.wf.com or by calling the Go Far Rewards Service Center at (877) 517-1358.

In addition, Wells Fargo is waiving ATM fees for customers in the affected areas, as well as reversing other fees -- such as late fees -- for all of our consumer products, including credit cards and checking accounts.

Wells Fargo's mobile response unit also will enter the affected areas once the situation there is stabilized, so we may begin to help customers receive and process insurance checks, as they begin to rebuild.

About Wells Fargo
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo's vision is to satisfy its customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,500 locations; 13,000 ATMs; the internet (wellsfargo.com); and mobile banking.