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Wells Fargo Supports LGBTQ+ Community With $150,000 Donation in Response to Colorado Springs Tragedy


Four nonprofits will use the donation to focus on immediate needs and long‑term community‑building

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Today, Wells Fargo donated $150,000 across four nonprofits to support the LGBTQ+ community in the wake of the tragic loss of life in the Colorado Springs nightclub shooting.

“We must unite together against hateful acts and support the LGBTQ community in this time of tragedy,” said Otis Rolley, president of the Wells Fargo Foundation. “So much more work needs to be done in fostering a greater understanding and challenging discrimination. We hope our support of these LGBTQ‑focused organizations in Colorado and nationally will help in advancing advocacy and education on the importance of inclusion. We stand as one with the Colorado Springs community.”

The Wells Fargo Foundation will fund/support:

  • Colorado Healing Fund – The Colorado Healing Fund will provide immediate and long‑term support to victims’ families and survivors.
  • One Colorado – One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization advocating for issues like community safety, health and human services, and equality for (or on behalf of) LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families.
  • Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS) – IOYS builds access, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ young people, through leadership, advocacy, community‑building, education, and peer support. Youth programs serve the Pikes Peak Region.
  • National Coalition of LGBT Anti‑Violence Programs – This group coordinates the National Coalition of Anti‑Violence Programs, a coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations, and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change for LGBTQ people nationally. They strive to increase power, safety, and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education, and technical assistance.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is a leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment, and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 41 on Fortune’s 2022 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low‑carbon economy.

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Contact Information

Tony Timmons, 702‑791‑6521
Wells Fargo Colorado Communications

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