Press Release - Wells Fargo Awards $30,000 to Peninsula Schools

REDWOOD CITY, CA – On Tuesday, November 17, Wells Fargo hosted its Annual Educators' Breakfast to honor recipients of 30 $1,000 grants that will fund education in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

These grants support organizations that promote academic achievement for students who qualify as low or moderate income as well as organizations that provide training for teachers who work with these student populations. This year, 25 of the grants went to San Mateo County schools, with 13 districts represented:

• Burlingame School District
• Jefferson Elementary School District
• Jefferson Union High School District
• Las Lomitas Elementary School District
• Menlo Park City School District
• Ravenswood City School District
• Redwood City School District
• San Bruno Park School District
• San Mateo Union High School District
• San Mateo-Foster City School District
• Sequoia Union High School District
• South San Francisco Unified School District
• Woodside Elementary School District

The San Mateo County Office of Education also received a grant for its Special Education K-12 program.

Speakers at the event included Patrick Gaughan, West Coast District Manager, Wells Fargo; Maureen Freschet, Mayor of San Mateo; and Dr. Gary Waddell, Deputy Superintendent of the San Mateo County Office of Education.

When asked about the awards, Dr. Waddell spoke to the collaborative spirit of San Mateo County: "The generous support of Wells Fargo in awarding these grants to support the work of schools throughout San Mateo County exemplifies this spirit. We are grateful to Wells Fargo for modeling corporate citizenship and supporting the innovative work happening in schools throughout San Mateo County." 

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