Diversity & Inclusion

A lasting vision of change

How a small group of men helped empower thousands. Wells Fargo shines a light on the work of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (The 100), and proudly supports their efforts to expand Economic Empowerment programming as well as other initiatives that help young Black men embark on corporate careers or entrepreneurship.


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Diversity & Inclusion

A lasting vision of change

How a small group of men helped empower thousands. Wells Fargo shines a light on the work of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (The 100), and proudly supports their efforts to expand Economic Empowerment programming as well as other initiatives that help young Black men embark on corporate careers or entrepreneurship.

The concept of “The 100” began in 1963 in New York City when a group of Black men began exploring ways of improving conditions in their community. These visionaries included businessmen and industry leaders such as David Dinkins, Robert Mangum, Dr. William Hayling, Nathaniel Goldston III, Livingston Wingate, Andrew Hatcher, and Jackie Robinson.

In 1986, representatives from 100 Black Men Chapters gathered to develop methods and programmes that would provide the most effective physical and financial resources to support communities and partners.

Today, mentoring is at the heart of what The 100 brings to the community by guiding youth with life experiences, fostering excellence in education, building every individual’s self-respect and motivating them to achieve their full potential. The organization represents a space where the Black community can feel empowered to thrive as shareholders in the economic and social fabric of our society

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For over 20 years, Wells Fargo has recognized and supported The 100’s important role in uplifting Black communities across the country. As a prominent sponsor, we have provided essential program support on topics such as financial education, job readiness resources and career path opportunities through the Collegiate 100 program and Pathways to Success. We’ve been actively involved at the local chapters and the national level to deliver Hands on Banking® workshops to help teens develop real-world money management skills like budgeting and planning. Wells Fargo has granted more than $3.7 million over the last five years to support The 100’s national initiatives in order to empower youth to develop important business and life skills.

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