Shay and John Wells: Funding the Needs of Today and Tomorrow

If any couple personifies the phrase “the gift that keeps on giving,” it’s Shay and John Wells. For years, they have been proud supporters of their community and the causes close to their hearts. While they have always been dedicated to addressing current needs, over time it has become increasingly important to them to invest in our community’s future. In 2010, they established an endowed fund at the North Texas Community Foundation so their impact will last in perpetuity.

The Sharon Ann McCulloch-Wells and John W. Wells Endowed Fund sustains organizations that help vulnerable individuals, children and families living in Tarrant and Hood Counties thrive. For example, the Wells are passionate about providing scholarships to (HS)2, a STEM-based summer program that prepares underserved students for college success. Over the program’s 12-year history, 100% of participants have matriculated to college.

Shay and John are also known for championing projects that reflect their deep connection to our local community. The Wells recently developed a relationship with Cuisine for Healing, which delivers nutritious food to people combating disease. In 2018, their fund helped the organization relocate to a permanent home adjacent to the Medical District.

Thanks to The Sharon Ann McCulloch-Wells and John W. Wells Endowed Fund, these two generous individuals will continue to improve the lives of North Texans well beyond their lifetimes.

“You have to support causes close to your heart or the groups doing the work won’t be there. We
trust that the Community Foundation will create a lasting impact for many years to come.”

-John Wells

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