Charlotte’s financial services industry raised $350,000 for six local nonprofits during the annual “Banking On Our Community” event Thursday night at the Mint Museum Uptown.
The gala has now raised more than $1 million for nonprofits in the Charlotte area, officials announced Friday. Wells Fargo executive Lisa DeCarlo and U.S. Bank executive Jim Kelligrew created the event in 2012 to help nonprofits recover from the recession.
In a statement, Kelligrew said it’s imperative to keep building upon the event to help respond to continued demand for social services in Charlotte.
Funds raised this year will benefit Autism Charlotte,Charlotte Bridge Home, Child Care Resources, Lily Pad Haven, the John Crosland School and Opera Xpress, according to officials.
At this year’s gala, Rob Engel, head of investment banking and capital markets for Wells Fargo Securities, was honored for his philanthropic work in the Charlotte community.
Sponsors of this year’s event include Ally Bank, Bank of America, Bloomberg, BTIG, Fifth Third Bank, King & Spalding, MarketAxess, Piper Jaffray, PNC Bank, Sidley, Tradeweb, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.