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15 Contra Costa County school districts and foundations to receive total of $200,000 from Wells Fargo

By Theresa Harrington
Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 1:54 pm in Contra Costa County, Education.

To assist school districts that serve low- and moderate-income families, Wells Fargo plans to present $200,000 in education grants to 15 Contra Costa County districts and foundations on Monday.

Bob Ceglio, president of the bank’s “Mt. Diablo market,” plans to present the grants to district and foundation reps from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Contra Costa County Office of Education, 77 Santa Barbara Road in Pleasant Hill.

Here is a list of the awards and recipients:

Antioch Schools Education Foundation: $20,000 (to benefit Antioch Unified School District)

Brentwood Union School District Foundation: $10,000 (to benefit Brentwood Union School District)

Education Foundation of Orinda: $5,000 (to benefit Orinda Union School District)

John Swett Education Foundation: $5,000 (to benefit John Swett Unified School District)

Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation: $5,000 (to benefit Lafayette School District)

Liberty Union High School District Education Foundation: $5,000 (to benefit Liberty Union High School District)

Martinez Education Foundation: $10,000 (to benefit Martinez Unified School District)

Moraga Education Foundation: $5,000 (to benefit Moraga School District)

Mt. Diablo Unified School District: $40,000 (to benefit Mt. Diablo Unified School District)

Oakley Union Elementary School District: $5,000 (to benefit Oakley Union Elementary School District)

Pittsburg Unified School District: $10,000 (to benefit Pittsburg Unified School District)

San Ramon Valley Education Foundation: $30,000 (to benefit San Ramon Valley Unified School District)

SEED Foundation: $5,000 (to benefit Byron Union School District)

Walnut Creek Education Fund: $10,000 (to benefit Acalanes/Walnut Creek School District)

West Contra Costa Education Fund: $35,000 (to benefit West Contra Costa Unified School District)

Here is more information about the grants, from a news release:

“Wells Fargo has a long-standing commitment to local education. In Nov. 2011, Wells Fargo announced that the company is donating $1 million to benefit education throughout the Bay Area. Including the $1 million dollars, Wells Fargo has donated more than $13.3 million to schools and nonprofit organizations for educational purposes in the Bay Area, since 2009.

‘I am glad that Wells Fargo continues to support the local communities where our customers and team members raise their children,’ said Bob Ceglio, president of Wells Fargo‚Äôs Mount Diablo market. ‘By funding our local schools, we can help provide more resources for our students to be better prepared for the future.’

The grants presented at this event are designated to benefit select school districts with significant enrollment from students coming from low-to-moderate income families.”

More information is available at www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.

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