Community Foundation Of Greater Chattanooga Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 13. In keeping with the true spirit of the foundation's history of giving, the CFGC is giving $35,000 to local organizations participating in and winning the first ever Greater Race: A GeoCASH Adventure. 

The following 25 organizations will be participating in the race. Each of the 25 teams will consist of four team members. The teams will be traversing the downtown Chattanooga area, geocaching-style, competing for the prize money.
The first place finisher will win $20,000, second place will win $10,000, and third place will win $5,000. 

A party celebrating the teams' accomplishments, the nonprofits' causes, and CFGC will take place at the First Tennessee Pavilion during and after the race, starting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend to cheer on the local charities and learn more about the nonprofit community in Chattanooga. As a bonus, the public will have the opportunity to enter a nonprofit into a drawing for a $1,000 donation from CFGC. 

Participating Nonprofits are as follows:
Bess T. Shepard Elementary
Creative Discovery Museum
First Baptist Shower Ministry
Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga
UnifEd
PEF
Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Siskin Children's Institute 
Northside Neighborhood House
Caldsted Foundation, Inc. 
Second Life CHattanooga
Apison Elementary School 
Vetforce 1
Tennessee Aquarium 
Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School 
Artsbuild
green|spaces
LAUNCH
Ballet Tennessee
Young Women's Leadership Academy
Chattanooga High, Center for Creative Arts
Richmont Graduate University 
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
WTCI-TV
Signal Centers, Inc.  


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