Governor’s Institutes of Vermont receives $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo

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Governor’s Institutes of Vermont receives $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) announced today that it was awarded a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Funding from Wells Fargo will help provide students from across Vermont with opportunities to experience the inspirational and educational opportunities at Governor’s Institutes in the year ahead. GIV’s mission is to empower young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings which inspire their academic and creative passions, build confidence and leadership, and expand their sense of possibility.  In 2017, the Governor’s Institutes welcomed over 600 students from across Vermont to thirteen institutes.  Students in grades 9-12 studied the arts; architecture, design and building; Asian cultures; astronomy; current issues; engineering; entrepreneurship; environmental science and technology; mathematics; informational technology and digital media; and writing among other subjects.  Plans are underway to expand offerings in 2018. 

“Our goal is to inspire students and show them a path forward that will allow them to explore their passions throughout their lives.  Support from partners like Wells Fargo makes it possible for us to provide substantial tuition assistance—and include every Vermont high school student who is motivated and ready to take his or her academic passions to the next level,” said Karen Taylor Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Institutes. 

Through its charitable giving programs, Wells Fargo embraces its responsibility to be a leading corporate citizen and the opportunity to create more resilient, sustainable communities through its operations and actions.  Wells Fargo focuses its giving on community development, health and human services and educational programs that create lasting change and address the challenges facing the cities and towns where its customers and team members live and work. 

“The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides critical academic support to students throughout the state to help them visualize their future and set goals to achieve any opportunity they desire,” said Senior Vice President – Investment Officer and Complex Manager Ray Murphy for Wells Fargo Advisors in Burlington. “Wells Fargo is committed to investing in the communities where its customers and employees live and work and I’m so proud we can support GIV and our local students.” 

Source: (Burlington, VT, Nov. 28, 2017) – To learn more about the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, go to