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Wells Fargo - Work in the Community

Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through the efforts of our enthusiastic team member-volunteers and our contributions, we share our success within our communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address vital community needs and issues.

"At Wells Fargo, we're committed to local decision making. We assume the Wells Fargo people who live and work in their communities know their markets better than anyone else. They're empowered to make lending and community involvement decisions and they have the authority and accountability to run it like they own it."

— John G. Stumpf, Chairman and CEOAt Wells Fargo, Community Reinvestment is an integral part of our business culture. Wells Fargo has long understood that we can be no stronger, nor more successful, than the neighborhoods and communities where we do business. Supporting our communities allows us to better meet our customers' financial needs and helps us to achieve our goal to be one of America's best companies.

World Music Gospel - Work in the Community

Music World Gospel is a premiere Gospel label with incredible talent that remains at the top of the charts. “The business of music is the same regardless of if its pop, polka, dance, r&b, country, [or] gospel it’s the same -- the business. I think that is one of the things we recognize, and we approach our gospel label from a business perspective. Our artists approach it from a ministry perspective and we support and we honor their ministry,” Knowles explained. Perhaps his approach to the business side of his music explains the success of Music World Gospel as a whole. Le’Andria Johnson, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, all artists presently under Mathew Knowles’ tutelage at Music World Gospel, will be joining Houston Forward Times this May to celebrate spiritual leaders in our community at the 1st annual Visionary Pastors Awards.

Mr. Knowles understands the importantance of staying involved in the community. “I look back to where I came from and I can now sit here gratefully and say we have a city block that we own, we’ve been in business for 20 years and hopefully have made an impact in some sort of way.” Mathew also likes to give back through his teaching. This year will mark his 5th semester at Texas Southern University. “Teaching is one of my passions, I love, it’s one of the ways I can give back to young people. And I love to have young minds around me so I love teaching at Texas Southern. I teach the business of music.” The Knowles family has donated to a number of non-profit organizations. They have established the “Survivor Foundation,” the “Knowles- Rowland Center,” and the “Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments.”

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