YES is Beneficiary of Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award

Award recognizes contributions of YES Volunteer and Board Member Jennifer Rush

Youth Eastside Services (YES) is one of eight Washington nonprofit organizations to receive a Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award.  YES’ award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of Wells Fargo employee Jennie Rush, who is a volunteer and board member at YES.

Rush has been active at YES for over two years and was recently elected to be the secretary on Board of Trustees. “I’m passionate about helping kids and their families especially when it comes to mental health issues.  I think everyone deserves a chance to learn how to be his or her very best,” she said. YES offers counseling, treatment, education and prevention services to help youth become healthy, confident and self-reliant and families to become strong, supportive and loving.

Rush was selected from over 500 applications submitted nationwide.  “The award represents Wells Fargo’s appreciation for the incredible contribution employees like Jennie make to the community,” said Peter Dudley, senior vice president and manager of community support programs at the company.

The $1,000 award recognizes Rush for her personal commitment to YES and its impact in the community.  Each award is given to the organization the employee volunteers with.  Rush is a private portfolio manager and senior vice president at Ragen MacKenzie, a division of Wells Fargo Investments, LLC and part of the Wealth Management Group.

“Jennie is a wonderful asset to our Board, assisting with strategic planning and fundraising efforts,” said

Patti Skelton-McGougan, executive director of YES. “We are honored to be the beneficiary of her dedication and hard work.”