The United Way of Greater Chattanooga on Tuesday celebrated the success of its fundraising efforts at this year’s annual Leadership event. The Comedy Catch was filled with almost 200 of United Way’s volunteers and supporters that enjoyed hometown comedian Karen Mills, with a tour of Songbirds Guitar Museum afterwards. Throughout the program attendees were thanked for their generosity, volunteerism and leadership in the workplace and community.
“At United Way of Greater Chattanooga we are more than fundraisers," said President and CEO Lesley Scearce. "We are mobilizers, working to spark people to take action to help solve our community’s most significant problems. Hosting events of this magnitude allows us to show gratitude and appreciation to our volunteers and donors first hand."
At this year’s event, three individuals were recognized for their commitment to the community: Brandon Abney, vice president of JP Morgan and Chase was presented with the Emerging Leader of the year award. Two individuals were also inducted into the 2017 Leadership Hall of Fame; Daisy Madison, chief finance officer for the city of Chattanooga and Dr. Martin Redish, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Chattanooga Bone and Joint Surgeons and Parkridge Bone & Joint.
Since 2010, 26 individuals have been inducted as members to the Hall of Fame, the list includes community pillars like Mai Bell Hurley, Ted Caldwell, John Guerry, Charles Arant, Leonard Fant to name a few.
To find out more about United Way of Greater Chattanooga or how to join the fight, visit the website at www.unitedwaycha.org or contact United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s Director of Impact Engagement, Donna L. Harrison at 752-0300.