This Monday, we were proud to stand alongside Wells Fargo, our longtime sponsor, as they celebrated the opening of their latest branch at 1183 Ocean Avenue in San Francisco, the fourth branch to open in San Francisco this year. At the opening ceremony, Wells Fargo presented a $50,000 grant to Stern Grove Festival as part of their long-running commitment to sustain the performing arts in the Bay Area. The grant funds the Festival’s 80th Season education and outreach programs.
“Stern Grove Festival and Wells Fargo have enjoyed an incredible relationship which has spanned decades,” said Bob Fiedler, executive director of the Stern Grove Festival Association. “During this time, Wells Fargo has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the Festival’s free concerts and arts education programs. These programs would not be possible without Wells Fargo’s ongoing investment in the community.”
As part of their Community Mural program, Wells Fargo also unveiled a new mural located inside the branch, depicting the history of the Ingleside neighborhood.
According a press release from Wells Fargo, “Through our Community Mural program, some branches feature murals that respect the history of local communities. Since the company is committed to strengthening local communities, we are glad to present a donation to a local community organization.”
And we are glad to partner with a company that cares about local arts institutions and their patrons. Thank you to Wells Fargo for its support of Stern Grove Festival’s mission as we celebrate our eighth decade!