Story last updated at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2002

Wells Fargo donations announced
Wells Fargo Bank Alaska donated $262,000 to 115 nonprofit organizations in the state of Alaska for the third quarter of 2002. These gifts provided funding for building renovations and improvements, economic development, scholarships and education, arts and entertainment, community support and more.

"Wells Fargo is committed to giving back financially and personally to the communities where we live and work," said Richard Strutz, Wells Fargo's Alaska region president. "We are proud of our longstanding commitment to the communities we serve."

The following beneficiaries received $10,000 or more: Alaska Junior Theater, World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, Valley Hospital Foundation, American Heart Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Anchorage Concert Association.

Other contributions of $5,000 or more were made to North Star Council on Aging, YWCA-Anchorage, Copper Valley Economic Development Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters-Anchorage and the Downtown Soup Kitchen.

Wells Fargo and its affiliates serve customers throughout Alaska with more than 65 stores, 130 ATMs and online at


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