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Wells Fargo recently announced Tiffany Tavarez will begin serving as the Vice President and Community Relations Senior Consultant for the bank’s give-state northeast region. Her new appointment is within the philanthropic side of Wells Fargo.
Tavarez knows the significance of her role stating,
“I want to make sure someone who looks like me is in the room when making these decisions.”
Wells Fargo will have programs like Read by 4th, which promotes literacy in early childhood and a Signature Day of Caring Project. Their Signature Day of Caring Project gathers hundreds of volunteers, some company employees and their families, to improve the state of underprivileged schools within the region. The revitalization efforts the volunteers do include, furnishing the library, creating a tech/STEM innovation space, and painting murals. Tavarez explained, “It’s about working with schools and making sure its the best environment for our youth to learn in.” She is hoping her new position will increase the number of initiatives similar to this in the region.
Tavarez is passionate about her philanthropic work partly because she has personally benefited from it. She cites the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust for helping fund her college education. These programs helped her achieve her career goals later on. She was the first woman in her Dominican family to earn a university degree, graduating magna cum laude from Temple University. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Tavarez served in executive positions at PECO, Comcast Foundation, Temple University and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. She also recently was one of six to be recognized by AL DÍA’s Women at The Top Award, which honors women for their leadership roles.
We are excited to see and support what Tavarez accomplishes in her new role, she says “People are really excited about having an additional woman leader,” Tavarez said, “A Latina leader.”