Kickstart International Awarded $10,000 Via World Vision International and Wells Fargo

Published Oct. 16, 2017

At Business Insider

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World Vision International was awarded the Association for Financial Professionals 2017 Pinnacle Grand Prize, which recognizes excellence in treasury and finance. 

Wells Fargo donated $10,000 to the charity of World Vision's choice, KickStart International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting people out of poverty quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably.

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