Senior Vice President Head of Financial Health Philanthropy, Social Impact and Sustainability | Wells Fargo
Bonnie Wallace leads Financial Health for the Wells Fargo Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S. As a member of Wells Fargo’s Social Impact and Sustainability leadership team, she drives strategies across the business focused on fostering an inclusive economic future for all by supporting financial health, housing affordability, small business growth, and sustainability and environmental justice. With30 years in Financial Services, Bonnie’s background includes diversified experience in strategy development, business development, product development, marketing, sales, operations management, process improvement, and training. Previously, Wallace served as Channel Manager in the Wells Fargo Foundation focused on Financial Health Philanthropy and the Hands on Banking® program, an award-winning program that provides free financial education, tools and resources to children, teens, adults, seniors, military and entrepreneurs throughout the company’s national footprint. In this role, she worked to improve the financial capabilities of underserved and unbanked communities through strategic partnerships with nonprofit and government organizations. An active community leader, Wallace is based in Buffalo, NY and currently serves on Jump$tart Education Committee Board. She received a Bachelor of Science degree at State University of New York and a master’s degree at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Overview: This workshop will explore how Corporate Partners’ social investments like donations, volunteering, access, and thought partnership have helped the 100 BMOA shape local and state policy, programs, and the lives of Black people nationally and globally. This workshop will feature short stories about pervasive Black community problems (i.e., public/charter schools, financial literacy, prostate cancer, hurricane Katrina). Additionally, we will discuss how our BOLD LEADERSHIP and SHARED VISION of our public, private, and civic groups have made a monumental impact on our community.