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Around The Table: Boeing, Wells Fargo

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Boeing and Wells Fargo.

Boeing Announces Additional $350,000 Grant to “A Better Chance” Nonprofit Partner
Credit: A Better Chance

Boeing recently announced an additional grant award of $350,000 to “A Better Chance” (ABC) – a nonprofit organization working to increase the number of well-educated young minorities in the United States. Grant dollars will help fund the College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) and Alumni Relations program. “This additional investment, along with our previously announced commitment, will help lift up our young people and in turn improve our local communities,” said Tim Keating, executive vice president of Government Operations at Boeing. “Our relationship with ABC is stronger than ever, and we hope this show of support enables the organization to further its impact, bringing educational equity to children across the county.” Learn more here.

Wells Fargo to Invest Nearly $2 Million in Rainier Valley
Credit: Wells Fargo

HomeSight and the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund announced nearly $2 million in grants and lending capital from Wells Fargo at the Summer Othello-bration event on June 16th. The funds will be used to help improve the Othello/Rainier Valley community and create more diverse small business ownership in South Seattle. Wells Fargo is working with HomeSight and its South Seattle community partners On Board Othello, Rainier Beach Action Coalition, and the Multicultural Community Coalition to implement a comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood plan that includes a meal program for seniors, technical assistance for neighborhood small businesses, and an online media clearinghouse. Learn more here.



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