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Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) LLC – Philippines (formerly Wells Fargo Philippines Solutions Inc.) announced today that team members have completed a Fundraising Week that helped raise more than Php 200,000. The funds will go to company’s many beneficiaries, one of which is Kapitan Jose Cardones Elementary School in Taguig. Team members raised the funds by providing services for donations to their colleagues at the Well Fargo EGS offices.

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Wells Fargo Team Members selling candies and food stuff for their colleagues during the Fundraising

Wells Fargo Team Members selling candies and food stuff for their colleagues during the Fundraising Week. (Photo: Business Wire)

Wells Fargo EGS – Philippines has a long-term association with the schools and institutions working in tandem with partner NGOs. “We have a robust annual calendar of community programs. What makes Fundraising Week unique is the fact that it gets our team members involved in a fun way for a social cause. We initiated this event in 2013, with the objective of raising money for the government school that we support throughout the year,” said Vishnupriya Saksena, head of corporate sustainability.

Over the years, the Fundraising Week has become an extremely popular event with the atmosphere turning into a festival of sorts with a lot of energy and enthusiasm shown by the entire organization. The effort was part of the Fundraising Week from May 4-8, which Wells Fargo has marked since 2013. “Our objective is to get our team members involved in a fun way for a social cause. Driven by the spirit to give for a cause that is close to our hearts, our team members come up with very creative ways of generating funds. While it makes significant impact on the communities we live in, the week-long event also strengthens the commitment of our team members to give back to the community we are part of,” Saksena added.

Growing in magnitude over the years, the 2014 Fundraising Week saw team members collecting more than Php 100,000. This year, services offered by team members included selling of pre-loved items, song requests, and culinary efforts. The funds raised were handed over to the partner NGOs and were used for various activities like library improvements, construction of bookshelves and classroom screens.

While volunteerism encourages team member participation, the Fundraising Week also has an enhanced value proposition of being a platform to showcase skills that a team member wouldn’t be able to otherwise showcase in the day-to-day role. The Fundraising Week is also an important part of Wells Fargo’s commitment to volunteerism. Globally, more than 64,000 Wells Fargo team members volunteered more than 1.7 million hours in 2014, and the company has organized Wells Fargo Volunteer Chapters in 10 countries around the world.

Social Responsibility at Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo’s social responsibility efforts are focused in five strategic areas: ethical business practices, product and service responsibility, team member engagement, environmental stewardship, and community investment. These areas form the foundation of our CSR strategy, and are brought to life through our initiatives. As a reinforcement of this belief and commitment, Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC – Philippines continuously works towards ensuring that while doing business, environmental, social and economic needs are part of the company’s everyday decisions.

We want all our team members to be community leaders. We need team members, regardless of rank or title, to be our eyes and ears, to help us identify and decide how Wells Fargo should respond to community needs. Our team members pledge their time and money, to teach, help build schools, work on environmental projects, raise funds and serve in nonprofit organizations. The work is driven by the objective of genuine social impact brought about by contributing monetary resources and time in the form of team member volunteering.

About Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC – Philippines

Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services LLC – Philippines is a subsidiary branch of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and a PEZA-registered company with the core business of providing business processing services for Wells Fargo’s US-based customers. The company started operations in November 2011, with less than 100 employees. Now, the company has close to 2,000 employees. We are currently located in a three-building campus with a 3,000 seat capacity in Taguig City.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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