United Way of the Mid-South received a generous $50,000 corporate check from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) earlier this week.
The check presentation was scheduled to be made in the Hall of Mayors in City Hall, but when a scheduling arrangement created a minor conflict, Mayor AC Wharton (a long-time friend to United Way) allowed the presentation to be moved to his personal office.
TVA Representative Laura Campbell, TVA Outtage Manager Lynn Holder, City of Memphis Mayor AC Wharton, MLGW President Jerry Collins and United Way President Bryce Haugsdahl were on hand for the presentation. Collins is a past General Campaign Chairman and is a member of the United Way Board of Directors.
“This investment in the Mid-South will help our United Way network make improvements in education, financial stability and health for people across our region. TVA helps the Mid-South every day, and this gift shows they provide assistance in more ways than we may think. United Way is very proud of our partnership with the men and women of TVA, and we appreciate their work to support our community,” Haugsdahl said.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporation that is owned by the U.S. Government and provides electricity for millions of people. TVA does not receive taxpayer money and makes no profit, however, it also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system.