TVA Gives $50,000 To United Way Of Greater Chattanooga

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Tennessee Valley Authority has contributed $50,000 to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga for the eighth consecutive year.

The gift will be used to support 41 United Way partner agencies, schools, neighborhoods and nonprofit groups in the Chattanooga area.

“In addition to providing low-cost, reliable power, TVA is committed to helping improve the lives of the people in the Tennessee Valley by supporting programs and agencies that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Dan Traynor, who is TVA’s chief information officer, and also chairman for the Greater Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign. “TVA is proud to be a part of United Way’s effort to help others and our communities.”

Mr. Traynor and Jamie King, TVA campaign manager, presented the $50,000 check to United Way as part of the Greater Chattanooga Area Combined Federal Campaign.

"United Way values its relationship with our local federal employees," said Eva Dillard, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga. "We are so grateful for the hard work and dedication they put into the Combined Federal Campaign each year. Their efforts not only benefit United Way and its funded programs by investing in creating impact in Education and Stability for our communities, but their dollars also go to help a wide variety of organizations throughout the region. TVA and the rest of its CFC partner government agencies are truly Living United for their neighbors."

TVA also supports the United Way and other nonprofit agencies through employee contributions to the annual Combined Federal Campaign, which raised more than $2.8 million company-wide in 2012 to benefit charitable organizations.



Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw To Speak At International Business Council Meeting

Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw, director of Confucius Institute and professor of geography at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, will discuss the UT Confucius Institute: Enhancing the Learning of Chinese Language and Culture at the International Business Council’s upcoming meeting on Thursday, from 5:30–7 p.m. at The INCubator, at 100 Cherokee Blvd. International Business Council ... (click for more)

BlueCross BlueShield Of Tennessee Foundation To Endow WGU Tennessee Scholarship

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation will endow $10,000 in scholarship funds to WGU Tennessee, the state-endorsed, nonprofit online university launched last summer as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s “Drive to 55” initiative, officials announced. “There’s a gap in the health care industry when it comes to medical analytics and nursing analytics professions in Tennessee,” said ... (click for more)

City, County Pull The Plug On Downtown Shooting Range

City and county officials have decided to keep the police firing range at Moccasin Bend rather than building an expensive new indoor facility at the former Farmers Market property. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Sheriff Jim Hammond and new Police Chief Fred Fletcher met recently and decided to "pull the plug" on the project. He said officers felt that the Moccasin Bend range ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)