REPORTING: RABBIT ZIELKE
The 2010 United Way of Greater Chattanooga campaign kicks off today with a luncheon that brings community organizations, nonprofits and agencies together. The mission of the United Way is to unite people and resources in building a stronger and healthier community. Dr. Bill Stacy, chancellor emeritus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the volunteer chairman for this campaign.
Dr. Stacy understands the influence and positive impact that collaborations can bring to the table. Inviting the community to get involved in visioning, planning and the decision-making process has long been a hallmark of what makes Chattanooga stand out among other communities. Putting the process of the “Chattanooga Way” to task in supporting the United Way is the focus of Stacy’s approach to the 2010 campaign.
Many corporations in the region are involved in the United Way campaign by providing payroll deduction for employee contributions. For retirees or individuals employed where payroll deduction is not supported, you can contact United Way of Greater Chattanooga at 423-752-3000 to make a direct contribution.
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