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Joyce Yamaato

Literacy AmeriCorps New Orleans, 1995

Joyce moved to the United States when she was 11 years old. After college, she was accepted into the Literacy AmeriCorps New Orleans to teach English as a second language to adult immigrants and refugees (service began in 1995). Her transformational experience with AmeriCorps has influenced her to pursue a philanthropic career spanning 20 years. Joyce is currently a Vice President with Wells Fargo’s Strategic Philanthropy and Partnerships group in Atlanta. In this role, she crafts and supports strategies aligned with Wells Fargo’s long history of making significant impact in communities through corporate giving. In 2013, Wells Fargo donated $275.5 million to 18,500 nonprofits. This is the fifth consecutive year that total corporate giving has exceeded $200 million.

Vice President with Wells Fargo’s Strategic Philanthropy and Partnerships group
Atlanta, GA
“Always bring your authentic self. When you do that and add in thoughtful action, you will have a profound impact on the people involved. Everything that you do adds up to make a big difference.”