Category Archives: Events

United Way sponsors conference to help employers respond to domestic violence among employees, January 24, 2014

United Way of the Mid-South’s network of partners works to reduce domestic violence in our community in many ways, including the use of education and awareness efforts. Domestic violence isn’t a “private matter” that stays in a person’s home when … Continue reading

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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

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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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Youth United Way students give of their weekends to assemble Thanksgiving boxes

Last Saturday, students in the Youth United Way Leadership Program gave time and energy to assemble ten boxes of non-perishable items for local families to enjoy this Thanksgiving. The students donated food items and worked on teams to create more … 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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Agency partners applying for the United Way G. Bradley Wanzer, Jr. Award For Excellence this month

Many United Way network partner agencies are completing applications for this year’s United Way of the Mid-South G. Bradley Wanzer, Jr. Award for Excellence. The Award honors Brad Wanzer’s 31-year career at our United Way and his legacy of caring. It … Continue reading

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Campaign report “scares” up big numbers for regional United Way fundraising drive

Late October’s campaign countdown meeting in the United Way office is always a treat, as many staff and volunteers show up dressed for the Halloween season. Yesterday’s meeting had a great assortment of costumes, with many people acting “in character” … Continue reading

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