Category Archives: Personal Stories

From the Archive: First Tennessee kicks off United Way campaign with high participation, awareness

First Tennessee and FTN Financial are consistently in the top giving organizations supporting United Way’s work to improve local education, financial stability and health. The financial center launched its United Way fundraising drive earlier this month. Continue reading

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From the Archive: ServiceMaster’s leadership breakfast educates, celebrates rises in support (photos)

ServiceMaster makes it a point to educate givers about the tremendous good United Way’s network accomplishes for local citizens during its leadership breakfast Continue reading

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From the Archive: Late filers laud ‘invaluable’ help as Free Tax Prep and VITA volunteers end the 2013 tax season

United Way’s Free Tax Prep site at the Cossitt Library location was busy as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers were busy assisting late tax filers last week. People turned up in big numbers to take advantage of this valuable service. … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Unable to speak at age six with a cleft palate, United Way staff member Nakisha Coffey is now a voice for our common good

Nakisha Coffey shocked many of her coworkers at United Way of the Mid-South earlier this year when she shared that as a child, United Way had helped her in overcoming a cleft palate condition. Cleft palate is a condition that … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Local volunteers speak about United Way Day of Caring experiences

United Way’s Day of Caring event is an annual celebration of the power volunteers provide for our area’s nonprofit sector, working with agencies that improve life for our community. Whether it’s demanding yet satisfying work projects that beautify landscaping on … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Planning | United Way staff hears from Tunica County representatives during Community Conversations

United Way of the Mid-South staff met with network partner agency representatives in Tunica County, MS recently for a Community Conversation, listening to feedback about thoughts and aspirations for improving life for people in Tunica. As part of United Way’s … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Bruce Hopkins leads United Way’s fundraising effort as General Campaign Chairman for 2013-14

Bruce Hopkins, President, West Tennessee Region for First Tennessee Bank was welcomed by United Way of the Mid-South’s staff with a standing ovation this morning as he starts his work as General Campaign Chairman for 2013-14. Hopkins is the lead … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Remembering a community champion: Dr. E. Charles Leonard

Dr. E. Charles Leonard, past Chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way of the Mid-South in 1992 and 1993 passed away late last week. Dr. Leonard was recognized as a world-wide leader and expert in the field of … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Loyal Contributor Spotlight | Ruth Rawlings-Banks, United Way Leadership Giver since the mid-1970s

(Note: United Way is sharing Loyal Contributor stories as part of our 90th anniversary celebration and will continue beyond 2013. If you have a Loyal Contributor story to share, please contact the United Way News Center). Ruth Rawlings-Banks has been … Continue reading

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From the Archive: The Bar-Kays entertain United Way’s troops

Also: Special visits from Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council and Enterprise Holdings bring great news to the campaign United Way celebrated its third campaign countdown meeting with a great sense of fun and accomplishment, as General Campaign Chairman Joe DiNicolantonio had … Continue reading

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