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As we celebrate 95 years of service and improving lives this year, we’re rolling out about United Way history and moments for the next 95 days! That’s a lot, right?! Well, we have a lot to share and hope you’ll learn something new about our great organization.

In 1922, representatives from several social agencies in Memphis formed The Community Chest Federation to explore the benefits of collective, organized fundraising. Little more than a “brain trust,” their ideas captured the imaginations of city leaders and an organization began to take place.