Wyckoff, NJ – The Leonidas Foundation was awarded a $1,000 grant on Oct. 12 by Wells Fargo Foundation to support the organization’s mission to promote public service and provide humanitarian relief. The community event was hosted by Wells Fargo’s newly selected region bank presidents, Greg White and AZ Abdulghani, at the East Hanover Marriott in Whippany.
“We truly appreciate Wells Fargo’s support,” said Matthew Perricone, president of the Leonidas Foundation. “We will use this grant to continue our charity, mentorship, and public service initiatives, keeping Leo’s memory by doing good in the community.”
The Leonidas Foundation is a charity organized to promote public service and provide humanitarian relief. While maintaining a strong love of God, country and brotherhood, our endeavors will offer relief to the poor and distressed while fostering mentorship and public service with honor, prowess, and integrity.
“We host this annual breakfast to celebrate, recognize and say thank you to community heroes such as the Leonidas Foundation for all of their invaluable contributions and dedicated service to empower northern New Jersey neighborhoods over the past year,” said Greg White, Wells Fargo’s Northern New Jersey region bank president.
The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of their choice.
Wells Fargo branches distributed a total of $130,000 in grants to support nonprofit groups serving the northern New Jersey area.
“Each nonprofit grant recipient was identified by our local branches,” said AZ Abdulghani, Wells Fargo’s Gateway region bank president. “They see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference in the areas where many team members and customers are proud to live and work.”
The annual Community Connections program offers Wells Fargo branch managers the opportunity to provide additional grants to local nonprofits of their choice in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania.