Urban League of Broward County Receives $300,000 Gift from Wells Fargo

July 22, 2013

Bonnie Strouse Sobrino
Donor Relations & Communications Manager


Urban League of Broward County Receives $300,000 Gift from Wells Fargo

FORT LAUDERDALE (July 22, 2013) – Wells Fargo, a longtime supporter of the Urban League of Broward County, made a $300,000 contribution towards the Urban League’s capital campaign project recently. The intimate group of company representatives came together for the check presentation at the Urban League’s newly named Sunshine Health Community Empowerment Center in Fort Lauderdale.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support the initiatives of organizations that assist lower income families and provide services for the betterment of our South Florida communities,” said Frank Newman, South Florida Regional President at Wells Fargo. “We are happy to partner with the Urban League of Broward County and we appreciate all that they do to make Broward County a better place to live and work.”

The donation will help in the Urban League’s efforts to maintain and expand its programs, services and outreach. Since the opening of this building last April, the 28,000-square-foot facility has had a foot presence of over 4,000 people and has hosted over 130 events in their main multipurpose space.

“From hosting workshops in our multipurpose room to providing state-of-the-art digital classrooms, this building has the capacity to create endless opportunities and carry out our vision for the organization,” said president and chief executive officer Dr. Germaine Smith-Baugh.

Prior to the check presentation, the Urban League had celebrated its first year anniversary and naming ceremony which brought in over 200 attendees to the Sunshine Health Community Empowerment Center.


“On behalf of the Urban League, our staff and the children and families we serve, I would like to thank Wells Fargo for their generous gift to the Urban League,” said Smith-Baugh. “It is due to the support of partners like Wells Fargo, the Urban League is strong and continues to be a constructive force in the economic and social development of our community,” she said.


To date, the Urban League has raised $6.7 million of the center’s $8.2 million capital campaign.

For more information on the Urban League of Broward County, please call 954.584.0777 or visit us online at www.ulbroward.org.


About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 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 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

About the Urban League of Broward County:

The Urban League of Broward County is a not for profit, community based organization founded in 1975.  We empower communities and change lives.  Our mission is to assist African Americans and other disenfranchised groups in the achievement of social and economic equality.  Programs/services include affordable housing development and redevelopment, youth development, diversion, employment and training, education and community empowerment, and civic engagement.

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