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Petaluma, Sebastopol Receive Educational Grants from Wells Fargo


Petaluma, Sebastopol Receive Educational Grants from Wells Fargo

Sebastopol’s Sun Ridge Elementary School and Petaluma’s Meadow Elementary School received grants from Wells Fargo. Sun Ridge received a $5,000 grant to install new baseball field turf, and the Meadow School received a $2,000 grant for equipment for their theater program.  

Brandon Crawford and Jim Foley, president of Wells Fargo’s Pacific North region presented checks to two Sonoma County recipients of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program funded by Wells Fargo. Through an open nomination process, schools applied to receive grants and winners were selected. 29 Bay Area schools received $100,000 in grants to support their sports, musical, art and education programs.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support our kids because it means more students will have access to sports equipment and arts and academic programs,” said Jim Foley, EVP and president of Wells Fargo’s Pacific North region. “When students have more opportunities to succeed, communities prosper and we all win.”

World champion Brandon Crawford spoke to the grant winners about the importance of working hard in both sports and academics: “As a bay area native, I am fortunate to play professional baseball here,” said Brandon Crawford. “As a kid, my mother and father always emphasized the importance of an education – above and beyond participating in sports. It is an honor to be part of a program that gives Bay Area kids the opportunity to expand their academic and athletic horizons.”

Wells Fargo invests in communities where its team members and customers live and work and is ranked as a top corporate philanthropist in the Greater Bay Area. This is one of many programs that Wells Fargo funds as part of its commitment to education so that students can succeed academically, and build brighter futures.