L to R: From Wells Fargo: Lennard Long, Dewey Norwood, Rebeca Vargas, Lester Owens, Gigi Dixon, Christy Long, Krissy Moore, and Morehouse College President David A. Thomas
September 17, 2022, East Rutherford, N.J—MetLife stadium crackled with excitement as the Morehouse Tigers battled the Howard Bisons. The game highlighted the role of HBCUs in educating aspiring professionals and developing leaders.
During the 2nd quarter, Wells Fargo announced $50,000 in scholarship dollars to the competing schools. Company leaders presented $25,000 scholarships to Morehouse College and Howard University in support of school programming.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this game supporting two extraordinary institutions of higher learning—Howard University and Morehouse College,” said Gigi Dixon, Wells Fargo head of external engagement for Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion. “Wells Fargo salutes HBCUs as these schools are a source of pride and an important part of African American history and culture. They have a legacy of graduating countless leaders and history makers from Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse College) and Marian Wright Edelman (Spellman College) to Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State University), Lonnie Johnson (Tuskegee University), Will Packer (Florida A&M University), and the 49th Vice-President of the United States Kamala Harris (Howard University), just to name a few.”