Wells Fargo was the official retail banking sponsor for the Toyota HBCU New York Football Classic, which took place on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The game (Morehouse Tigers vs. Howard Bison) brought together members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the competing universities, highlighting the role of HBCUs in educating aspiring professionals and developing leaders.
The game raised scholarship funds for competing universities to support student programming.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this game supporting two extraordinary institutions of higher learning – Howard University and Morehouse College,” said Gigi Dixon, Wells Fargo head of external engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion. “Wells Fargo salutes HBCUs as these schools are a source of pride and an important part of African American history and culture. They have a legacy of graduating countless leaders and history makers from Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse College) and Marian Wright Edelman (Spellman College) to Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State University), Lonnie Johnson (Tuskegee University), Will Packer (Florida A&M University), and the 49th Vice-President of the United States Kamala Harris (Howard University), just to name a few,” stated, Gigi Dixon, Wells Fargo head of external engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion.
During the 2nd quarter, Wells Fargo announced $50,000 in scholarship dollars to the competing schools.
Company leaders presented $25,000 scholarships to Morehouse College and Howard University in support of school programming.
Pictured L to R: Lennard Long (Wells Fargo); Dewey Norwood (Wells Fargo); Rebeca Vargas (Wells Fargo); Lester Owens (Wells Fargo); Gigi Dixon (Wells Fargo); Christy Long (Wells Fargo); Krissy Moore (Wells Fargo), David A. Thomas (President, Morehouse College).