Valerie Miller Williams
C. Nicole Pierce

The Show Must Go On: Wells Fargo and Thurgood Marshall College Fund Brave Hurricane Sandy to Support Student Scholars
Wells Fargo sponsors the 25th Annual TMCF Leadership Institute

[CHARLOTTE, December 13, 2012] – Last month, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) hosted its 12th Annual Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair in New York – just ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Wells Fargo is a longstanding corporate sponsor of the event that provides a forum for student scholars to gain access to corporate leaders and developmental opportunities.

In the spirit of partnership and commitment to students, Wells Fargo leaders made the decision to move forward with planned company hosted events despite the impending storm. In addition to a meet and greet reception where TMCF students had an opportunity to network with Wells Fargo senior leaders, the company also facilitated multiple workshops and seminars focused on career readiness and financial education. The events were successful, and there were no storm related impacts.

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Gigi Dixon, director of national partnerships, Wells Fargo (far left), presents leaders of Thurgood Marshall College Fund with a $1.7 million dollar check in honor of Wells Fargo’s continued commitment to the organization: Dr. Joyce Payne, founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (second from left), Johnny C. Taylor Jr, President and CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund (far right)

Anika Khan, director and senior economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, presents 2013 economic outlook at the Institute’s Financial Literacy Plenary Session

Meghan Flynn, recruiter, Community Banking, Wells Fargo with several talented young men of Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Gigi Dixon, director of national partnerships, Wells Fargo and Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholars

Barbara Scotlan, of Wells Fargo’s Enterprise Meeting and Event Services, discusses career opportunities with an aspiring student during the 2012 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Recruitment Fair.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholars prepare for an opening plenary session during the 12th Annual TMCF Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair.