The Wells Fargo Foundation recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County in support of the agency’s youth mentoring programs.
“Wells Fargo’s support of Big Brothers Big Sisters speaks to the passion our company has for investing in programs that help our communities. This organization has a proven track record of helping young people in our community grow into responsible and productive citizens,” said Jeff Brown, Wells Fargo representative for San Luis Obispo County.
Volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters undergo a rigorous selection process and are matched with a child based on compatibility. The emphasis is on having fun together and forming a bond based on mutual interests and shared experiences.
RISE (Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower), recently recognized six individuals and two businesses for excellence in community service and their support of RISE’s sexual assault and intimate partner violence programs with its RISE Up Awards.
The 2016 RISE Up Award winners are: District Attorney investigator Donna Jones; RISE Friends committee member Nancy Lyons; Meathead Movers and CEO Aaron Steed; Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and owners Chris and Mallory Lovato; and RISE board President Kate Perry.
The awards were presented at the Wine Women & Shoes event held at the SpringHill Suites Marriott in Atascadero.