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About psmothersuw

Senior Marketing Specialist at United Way of the Mid-South

Volunteers: United Way Loaned Executives serve on the front lines of caring

Serving as a United Way Loaned Executive can be fun. But, it can also be challenging. Thankfully, year in and year out, United Way of the Mid-South receives some of Memphis’ top employees from companies around the city. These volunteer … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, Loaned Executives, Personal Stories, Sponsored Representatives, Volunteers

Insider’s Look: United Way staff members collect food for Thanksgiving baskets

United Way Fundraising Specialist Lauren Hammond has been wearing two hats in our offices recently, helping drive in resources for the fundraising drive in her normal work while also coordinating our staff’s Thanksgiving basket collection effort. Last year, United Way … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Health, Volunteers

First Tennessee’s “First Ops” responds to the United Way call with teamwork, generosity

First Tennessee Bank’s First Ops employees showed great creativity in the ways they increased awareness of the critical needs United Way addresses in our community. Fundraising kickoff events at First Ops are accompanied by a theme, costumes, decorations and music … Continue reading

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Education & Poverty: United Way sponsors Ruby K. Payne seminar to help more children become interested in learning

A capacity crowd at the Teacher Training Academy listened as Dr. Ruby Payne shared insights on keeping children interested in learning last week. Teachers from area schools sat at tables as Payne, founder of aha! Process, explained how poverty impacts … Continue reading

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American Snuff Company, LLC joins United Way drive with check presentation

United Way of the Mid-South received a generous $7,500 check from American Snuff Company, LLC earlier this week to support our work to improve local education, financial stability and health. Gene Crain, Senior Director of Manufacturing and Clayton Griffin, Senior … Continue reading

Posted in Fund Raising, LEAA - Loaned Executives Alumni Association, Loaned Executives, News

Unable to speak at age six with a cleft palate, United Way staff member Nakisha Coffey is now a voice for our common good

Nakisha Coffey shocked many of her coworkers at United Way of the Mid-South earlier this year when she shared that as a child, United Way had helped her in overcoming a cleft palate condition. Cleft palate is a condition that … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Helping children and youth succeed, LEAA - Loaned Executives Alumni Association, Loaned Executives, Partner Agencies, Personal Stories

United Way sponsored Advanced Tutor Training open session Friday, November 1

United Way, along with Literacy Mid-South, Shelby County Schools and Urban Youth Initiative is sponsoring an Advanced Tutor Training  session on Friday, November 1. The training session is focused on “Common Core Standards for Math” and begins at 11:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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