‘Days of Giving’ Celebration Results in $1,000 Grant

Special for the AJT

Terrell Jones (L) of Wells Fargo North Atlanta Community Banking, and Lee Tanenbaum (R), who accepted the gift on behalf of Greater Atlanta Hadassah.

Greater Atlanta Hadassah was honored by Wells Fargo with a $1,000 grant at the Days of Giving celebration in North Atlanta on Oct. 28 at the Marriott Perimeter Center.

Greater Atlanta Hadassah was among 240 groups chosen by the bank’s team members for the recognition across metro Atlanta.  The donation helped push total giving to more than $1.5 million across Georgia since the program’s inception six years ago.

“We are honored to be one of the 69 organizations in North Atlanta receiving this recognition.  We very much appreciate Wells Fargo’s gift,” said Lee Tanenbaum, co-chair of Greater Atlanta Hadassah’s recent Touch A Truck Family Festival to Benefit Heart Health.  “This gift will help support Every Beat Counts: Hadassah’s Heart Health Program™ and cardiac research at Hadassah Medical Organization. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women worldwide, but much of it is preventable. This health and wellness program emphasizes choosing a healthy lifestyle to promote healthy hearts. The program empowers women of all ages to make appropriate lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.”

Wells Fargo Area President, Scott Asher, led the ceremony.  “To some a $1,000 grant may seem small, but we know each of these great groups will be able to make a huge difference with this,” he said.  “And collectively this will have a major impact in our community.” Added Robert Dobbs, Wells Fargo business banking area manager, “This is one way we are trying to be the best local bank in Atlanta.” Wells Fargo also announced that its metro Atlanta employees gave or pledged $1.8 million this fall in the United Way and Community Support campaign – 24 percent more than last year.

For more information about what Hadassah is doing in the area of heart health, visit www.hadassah.org/everybeatcounts. For more information about Greater Atlanta Hadassah and its programs, visit www.hadassah.org/atlanta.