The Center for Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University received a $25,000 donation from Wells Fargo Bank for the center’s Social Enterprise Initiative. The presentation was made August 20, 2015, during a luncheon in BC Lounge on the FPU main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno.
Part of FPU’s Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, the CCT connects the strengths of the university with the resources of the region to support entrepreneurial creativity, spiritual freedom, economic vitality and justice, environmental integrity, cross-cultural/social collaboration and political health. Social enterprise builds partnerships between faith-based organizations and businesses to address unemployment, particularly for those with barriers to getting jobs. The initiative consists of the Work of Our Hands Summit speakers series, the Social Enterprise Academy Workshop and the Spark Tank social enterprise contest. The center also sponsors a financial literacy training program to educate people in neighborhoods of extreme poverty.
Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has ranked its corporate giving in the top two among all U.S. companies.
Shown here from left are: Richard Kriegbaum, Ph.D., president, FPU; Terry Brensinger, Ph.D., president, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and vice president, FPU; Sandy Cha Mumper, vice president, community affairs officer, Wells Fargo; Geri Yang-Johnson, vice president, community development, Wells Fargo; and Randy White, D.Min., executive director, Center for Community Transformation. More about the CCT at TransformCentrallValley.org