As WJ&L celebrates its 20th anniversary, we decided to forego our annual gift for clients (no coffee table book this year!) and do something really special. In honor of all our clients and friends, we are making a contribution to create a Wells Mountain Foundation scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship is Victoria Galley, who lives in the village of Kopeyia in the Volta region of Ghana, in West Africa. She is a second year student in a three year program in Business Administration at Cape Coast Polytechnic. Very few young women from Victoria’s village receive any education beyond elementary school. It is a credit to her hard work and dedication that she is now on her way to a degree. We are excited to be able to help her reach this goal.
Wells Mountain Foundation was started by Tom and Carol Wells and daughter Jordyn in 2005. Given a big boost this year by a significant contribution from client, David Bolger, the Foundation is providing support for projects in Haiti, Senegal, Ghana, Zambia and Israel and a children’s literacy program in Vermont and New Jersey. The particular emphasis of WMF is education, literacy, family issues and the arts in developing countries. In addition to support of charitable programs, eight young people, including Victoria (two women and six men) are currently studying with WMF scholarships.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Foundation, take a look at its website located at www.wellsmountainfoundation.org or contact Tom Wells.