ADC Receives $36,000 Grant from Wells Fargo to Support Technology Enhancements

On April 23, 2015, Senior Vice President / Community Affairs Manager, Vice President Regional Banking / District Manager, Program Officer / Community Support Representative, Community Development Officer and Branch Manager South Branch Office from Wells Fargo presented $36,000 to the African Development Center. This generous funding will help the ADC upgrade their office with the 21st century technology in order to more efficiently and effectively serve its clients.

Wells Fargo has been supportive of the ADC over the years and has been a great champion of the organization’s work of economic empowerment and success of African immigrants throughout the state of Minnesota. They recently granted funding to an ADC homeownership program to support counseling, financial planning, credit counseling and similar services that support homeownership in low to moderate-income populations. With Wells Fargo’s aid, the ADC is better able to work with families and help them achieve homeownership goals and fulfill their financial dreams.

A 2012 grant from Wells Fargo allowed the ADC to improve other technical components, including a website redesign and a phone system upgrade. The ADC was then able to implement a virtual private network and to do some hardware and software upgrades that enabled the ADC to serve a growing client base as well as to expose our clients to current technology.ADC looks forward to working alongside the entire Wells Fargo team, including Wells Fargo’s south branch office, in supporting the financial success of African immigrants and refugees.

The African Development Center is extremely grateful for the opportunity to advance technologically through this grant and thanks Wells Fargo very sincerely for its continued support.

Tommy Redae, Wells Fargo’s Vice President Regional Banking / District Manager presenting a check to Nasibu Sareva, ADC’s Executive Director