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Minnesota Volunteer Chapter names Jenny Herbst its 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Wells Fargo Bank

At the end of March, the Minnesota Volunteer Chapter named Jennifer Herbst their 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

A branch manager in North Mankato, Herbst volunteered hundreds of hours in 2018 for a number of organizations throughout southern Minnesota, including BackPack Food Program, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, Minnesota Children’s Museum, her children’s school and sports activities, and her church.

In addition, she was named the Junior Achievement Volunteer Leader of the Year in 2018 for her role in recruiting others to lead JA classes and teach classes herself.

“I really enjoy making a positive impact and encouraging others to get involved and volunteer at organizations they feel passionate about,” Herbst says. “I feel it’s essential to give back in the communities where you live and work.”

Herbst coordinates all of the community support advocates across Wells Fargo’s Minnesota River Valley District, helping to ensure that enough volunteers come out to support JA, Habitat for Humanity, and the BackPack Food Program. She also serves as the chair for the annual Go Red for Women luncheon in Mankato, an important fundraiser and promotional event for the American Heart Association. 

To celebrate Herbst’s accomplishments, Wells Fargo will make a $1,000 donation to the Backpack Food Program in Mankato.

The Minnesota Volunteer Chapter would like to thank and recognize all nominees for Volunteer of the Year. Each nominee made a significant contribution to a number of worthy causes in our communities.

The chapter also encourages team members who are passionate about the nonprofits they support to apply for a Volunteer Service Award. Team members can self-nominate through April 30. Winners receive a grant of up to $25,000 for the school or nonprofit of their choice.

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