Shelby County employees start United Way campaign with “super” call for giving (Photos)

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell speaks to employees as Dr. Kenneth Robinson looks on.

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell speaks to employees as Dr. Kenneth Robinson looks on.

Shelby County employees crammed into the newly renovated third floor of the 160 North Main to start their employee United Way campaign. Led by Dorcas Young, Shelby County’s United Way employee campaign manager, the reception featured Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson.

Luttrell thanked all employees who choose to give, and gave special recognition to people making leadership gifts of $500 or more.

“Those of you who are Leadership Givers, thank you so much for your support. And for those of you we are hoping will become Leadership Givers, I encourage you to look very closely at the benefits our area enjoys thanks to the United Way network,” Luttrell said.

Luttrell has been involved with United Way for 30 years and said he could not think of a “better community service program out there.” Luttrell discussed how United Way network partners work in every aspect of our community and challenged employees to give more this year.

United Way President / CEO Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson spoke to employees about the need to bring people and sectors together to address our most pressing issues, referring to United Way’s slogan of “live united, solve it together,” to show what can happen when we bring local resources and talent together to address problems with an aligned approach.

The Shelby County employee leadership reception used a “superhero” theme to draw attention to their United Way campaign, thanking employees who give for being real heroes for our community. Click on a photo below to see it in a larger size.

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