Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC to Help At-Risk Boston-Area Students Experience New England History at Old Sturbridge Village

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (April 29, 2014):  Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC recently committed to support Old Sturbridge Village’s Educational Outreach Project in 2014, specifically to make the living history museum’s programming accessible to at-risk youth from the Boston area.  Wells Fargo Advisors LLC’s support was formally recognized during a visit to Old Sturbridge Village by Jim Connors, Managing Director and Market Manager for Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC at the Boston, Mass. office. OSV estimates that Wells Fargo Advisors LLC’s support will positively impact more than 900 of Boston’s underserved youth in 2014.

One-third of the approximately 260,000 annual visitors to Old Sturbridge Village are students on school-sponsored field trips who take advantage of the enriching and educational hands-on activities in the Museum Education Center, and throughout the Village’s many interactive exhibit spaces. Many children and schools from underserved, low-income communities have been impacted by budget cuts, creating a lack of funding for traditional school trip experiences like visiting the Village. The Old Sturbridge Village Educational Outreach Project, created in 2007, provides opportunities to visit the Village through a series of free and reduced admission programs at the museum for students attending schools that meet Title I eligibility requirements for public assistance. Old Sturbridge Village is committed to developing and offering quality programs for schoolchildren with a specific focus on youth from disadvantaged circumstances.

 “We are very grateful for Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC’s support of our Educational Outreach Program, allowing for many disadvantaged Boston-area students to visit the Village to explore New England’s history.  This contribution will help impact the lives of 900 schoolchildren who will now get to experience and be inspired by the Village,” said Old Sturbridge Village President and CEO James E. Donahue.

“Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to the Boston area, and to those who need help the most,” said Jim Connors,  Boston Market Manager. “I am very proud to be part of an organization that encourages us to have a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.”

Last year, Wells Fargo & Company donated $275.5 million to 18,500 nonprofit organizations in communities in all 50 states during 2013.  Nationally, Wells Fargo team members spent 1.69 million hours in volunteer service to communities.

About Wells Fargo Advisors

With $1.4 trillion in client assets as of April 11, 2014, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 15,146 full-service financial advisors and 3,350 licensed bankers.  This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves investors through locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC).  Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company.   www.wellsfargoadvisors.com             

Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.

About Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village is one of the largest living history museums in the nation, celebrating life in early New England from 1790 to 1840. Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, Mass., OSV is open year-round, but days and hours vary seasonally. The Village offers lodging at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges and several dining options on-site. For more details, visit www.osv.org or call 800-SEE-1830.

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Contact:   Laura Chilson

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