Members of the Norris Area Community Foundation (NACF), an East Tennessee Foundation affiliate fund, recently held their first advisory board meeting and new board member orientation. Trudy Hughes, ETF’s Director of Regional Advancement, led board orientation, officers were elected, and strategic planning was scheduled. NACF is East Tennessee Foundation’s newest affiliate fund. Attending: Jim Hayes, Chair – Dennis Curtin, Vice-Chair – Scott Hackler, Sec/Trea – Kathy Fearing – Donna Sumner – Eddie Campbell – Tim Marema
L to R: Janet Greene, Emily Liske, Jennifer Holt, and David Greene
Janet and David Greene, who established the Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship in honor of their son, share a moment with 2014 winners Emily Liske and Jennifer Holt at the Farragut High School Band Banquet.
Beginning in 1994, the Michael David Greene Fund has awarded annual scholarships to FHS college-bound seniors who are or have been a members of the FHS Band, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and who exhibit Michael’s qualities of real and fervent effort, kindness, courage, determination, and dignity. The Michael David Greene Memorial Scholarship honors a remarkable young man, provides a legacy of helping future young people to make a difference, and serves as a model for giving back to the community in which we live.
Janet explains, “The scholarship is a legacy to help students who share Michael’s qualities to go out into the world and make it a better place.”
East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) was recently pleased to welcome the Norris Area Community Foundation (NACF) as its newest affiliate fund. East Tennessee Foundation affiliate funds serve a specified community, county, or geographic region. Communities choose to affiliate with ETF to create a local presence for philanthropic giving and grantmaking as well as to gain the technical expertise and support provided by ETF staff.
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These students spent 16+ hours one way on a bus to enjoy learning about leadership styles and how to work together more effectively in various leadership roles.
And they had a bit of time to enjoy with some of Disney’s most notable characters!
ETF assisted in funding this project with the Johnson County Community Foundations’ approval of a $600 Margaret M. Wach’s Youth Leadership Fund grant. The total cost of the trip was over $17,000 – again these students experienced great leadership development as they worked with their faculty (led by Priscilla Davis, Johnson County High School Counselor and member of the Johnson County Community Foundation Advisory Board) to raise these funds.
The KiMe Fund‘s 4th annual “Shakin’ Not Stirred Parkinson’s Fundraiser” was held from 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, April 12, at Fox Den Country Club. The KiMe Cure Neurological Disorders Fund, a fund of ETF, is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s, by funding research. The event consisted of dinner, dancing, entertainment from Marquis McGee Quartet Jazz Band, another live band, UT’s a capella group, Volume, and silent and live auctions. Mark Packer of WVLT-TV was the emcee.
East Tennessee Foundation (ETF), in partnership with Bennett Galleries, is exhibiting the works of Richard Jolley, Tommie Rush, and Rob Heller at the Foundation’s offices (located at 625 Market Street, Suite 1400). The public is welcome to view the exhibit during the Foundation’s regular business hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We are so grateful to all of the wonderful volunteers who serve on our grants and scholarship panels. Thoughtful giving is important and rewarding work!
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Pictured l to r: Jed Dance, David Haynes, Anna Whitener, Trudy Hughes,
Joan Cronan, Sherry Williams, Dwight Tarwater,
Fred Womack (ETF Board Chair), Susan Blair, and Jan McNally.
The 2014 new board members (Joan Cronan, Jed Dance, David Haynes, Jan McNally, and Dwight Tarwater) have just completed their training. We’re happy to report that 100% attended and have graduated from ETF101 with flying colors! Thanks to each of them for taking the time to learn more about how they can help the Foundation to improve the quality of life in East Tennessee. Also attending were new and former staff members: Susan Blair, Trudy Hughes, Anna Whitener, and Sherry Williams.
Pat Summitt was named an Honorary Founder of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, which is part of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a leading national advocacy group for Alzheimer’s disease research. Pat is the first Honorary Founder for WAA and we are honored to have this connection with such a strong organization. The Pat Summitt Foundation is a fund of East Tennessee Foundation