Wells Fargo’s Community Partners Giving Program is an annual program where each of its retail banking stores explores the needs of their local communities and selects a nonprofit organization or school to receive a $1,000 grant. This year, Wells Fargo will award close to $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The grants are part of the company’s broader support of its communities. In 2012, Wells Fargo invested more than $15 million in nonprofit organizations and schools and team members volunteered more than 38,000 hours across Pennsylvania and Delaware.
“At Wells Fargo, we are committed to supporting programs and organizations that we believe are important to the future of our communities’ vitality and success,” said Greg Collins, Senior Vice President and Community Banking President, Wells Fargo.
Pictured: Greg Collins, Mike Pisarcik, Store Manager, Wells Fargo, Lori Nocito, Executive Director, Leadership Wilkes-Barre, and Greg White, Regional President of Greater Pennsylvania, Wells Fargo.
Leadership Wilkes-Barre congratulates 2013 Distinguished Leadership Award winner, Jim Brogna. Jim was presented with the award at LWB’s 32nd Annual Dinner & Graduation held on June 6th at Genetti Hotel & Conference center.
Jim, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement to Allied Services, is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Core program. Within Allied Services, Jim’s priorities are internal and external public relations, developing new funding and helping to coordinate marketing initiatives for Allied Services Integrated Health System. Whether working with co-workers to enhance Allied Services role in the community or serving on the marketing team, every element of Jim’s professional role revolves around the non-profit health and human service organizations identity in the community. Jim helps to ensure that this role is visible throughout the 23 counties and on behalf of thousands of residents they serve in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.
Personally, Jim strongly values how important his wife and three children are in his role as a dedicated volunteer for so many non-profit organizations. From his active role as a Board Member of Catholic Social Services to his current role of President of Kiwanis Club of Mountain Top, and including every volunteer opportunity that he has accepted, he feels truly blessed to have a loving and supporting family who allow him to invest so much time for the benefit of these community services.
Boasting an alumni base of over 2,000 servant leaders, Leadership Wilkes-Barre was founded in 1981 as a community leadership development organization. A non-profit organization, LWB is dedicated to developing informed and committed leaders from all segments of the community who will serve, strengthen, and improve Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Cohen Family & the Benco Dental Team Presented with 2013 Patrick J. Solano Community Leadership Award
Leadership Wilkes-Barre is proud to announce that The Cohen Family and the Benco Dental Team were presented with the 2013 Patrick J. Solano Community Leadership Award on February 1, 2013 at the Annual Mid Winter Cocktail Party at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre. The presenting sponsor for this event was Wilkes University. The award was presented by Wilkes President, Dr. Patrick Leahy.
The Cohens, though not always visible in the public’s eye, have led an exemplary life of leadership and service. At Benco, giving back to the community is part of the culture and a responsibility that is taken very seriously. Benco Dental associates are passionate about volunteerism and charitable efforts; a committee of Benco associates determine and direct fundraising opportunities and volunteer activities.
The Community Boosters are a group of Associate Volunteers who meet approximately quarterly and focus on community involvement. All associates are welcome and encouraged to participate in meetings and/or other activities.
Each year, Benco associates are very generous and passionate about supporting charities. In fact, many of the charities that receive donations are suggested by our associates, such as the American Heart Association, Special Olympics, Head Start, March of Dimes, the United Way, SPCA, Keep A Breast Foundation, Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army and Benco’s own Associate Emergency Fund.
Additional sponsors for this event were: Gold Sponsor, Benco Dental; Friends, Atty.’s Neil and Cathy O’Donnell and Pride Mobility Products, Corp.; Senator Lisa Baker, Senator John T.
Yudichak, and The Martz Group.