Wells Fargo has donated $20,000 to the Stanislaus State California Faculty Association Campus Cares Fund to address hunger and hardship among students in emergency situations. Donated during the fall semester, the gift is evenly split between the Food Insecurity Fund and the Student Emergency Fund.
The banking and financial services company has long been a generous and steadfast supporter of the University, donating more than $230,000 over the past 10 years.
“Wells Fargo supports the Campus Cares Fund because we understand that unexpected financial challenges can arise when students invest in their education, and our company believes that every student deserves to have someone in their corner,” said Oscar Cabello, Wells Fargo vice president district manager for the Central California region and member of the Stanis State Foundation Board of Directors. “At Wells Fargo, we take pride in empowering the students in our communities so they can prioritize their education and well-being.”
Started by the Stanislaus State Chapter of the California Faculty Association, the Campus Cares Fund supports the belief that all students should have access to basic living necessities to help them stay focused on their education. The Food Insecurity Fund and the Warrior Pantry ensure that students do not go hungry when they are facing difficult times, and the Student Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to students encountering temporary financial setbacks due to emergencies, crises or catastrophic events.
In addition to Campus Cares, Stan State offers several resources through its Basic Needs program to help students who are experiencing financial, housing and food insecurity.