Wells Fargo presented the United Negro College Fund with a check for $3 million during the “34th Annual An Evening With the Stars” event, which will air on BET on January 27. This is the latest contribution from Wells Fargo to educational programs and, specifically, the UNCF and programs benefiting minorities on the path to college.
The money will be distributed over three years ($1 million each year) with the donation going towards pre-college programs including: raising awareness about the importance of college; helping families with financial planning, working with the UNCF Empower Me Tour; and financial aid for college students, such as those who are taking part in the Wells Fargo Scholarship Program.
Wells Fargo is a sponsor of the two-hour “Evening With the Stars” program. Chaka Khan, Usher, Trey Songz, and Yolanda Adams are among the performers and presenters at this year’s event.