Wells Fargo makes $115,000 investment for The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Teacher Quality And Retention Program Summer Institute (TQRP) in Houston, TX to better equip Fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for, enter and succeed in competitive and challenging teaching environments. In addition, the TQRP helped aspiring and new teachers further develop and refine their basic pedagogical skills, as well as work to acquire the tools needed to become teacher leaders on their campuses and beyond.

“Wells Fargo is committed to making a difference in education,” said Gigi Dixon, director of national partnerships for Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to support TMCF as it creates access to high-quality and affordable education, while developing the next generation of teachers.”

During the two-week summer institute in Houston, TX, Wells Fargo team members lead a financial literacy workshop that taught their Hands on Banking curriculum, educating Fellows on issues such as managing debt, savings, and how to understand credit. Wells Fargo recruiter, Anastasia ‘Stacy’ Penright, delivered the Institute’s closing remarks.

“Wells Fargo’s consistent support of TMCF and our HBCUs amounts to well over $7M in direct benefit to our students and schools,” said TMCF President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. “ The current support funding K-12 teacher preparation shows Wells Fargo wants to invest not only in today’s college leaders, but America’s unsung heroes — K-12 classroom teachers.”


Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.

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