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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!
Issue 1 of our Connections newsletter in now available online. Please click here: http://bit.ly/1hng1FN
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
Using grant money from John D. Grubb and Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County, a fund of East Tennessee Foundation, the Monroe County Family Resource Center was able to create a Calculator Lending Library. – See more at: http://www.advocateanddemocrat.com/story/27829#sthash.KHEfWHiT.dpuf
ETF’s latest newsletter, Issue 3 of “Connections,” is now available for viewing at http://bit.ly/15G8FrW
Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition’s ‘Odd Fellows Scholars Program’ film, an ETF grantee, won the Knoxville Film Festival (High School Division)! East Tennessee Foundation helped support this film and the Odd Fellows Scholars Program with NSGP and Mount Rest Fund grants.
More About Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition
The ‘Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition, Inc’ and the ‘Odd Fellows Scholars Program’ were developed in 2009 to build social capital in Walter P. Taylor Homes and surrounding areas by creating bridges between individuals in the community with the hope of strengthening social ties and collectiveness. These bridges include engaging the community in heritage construction, enhancing youth knowledge of African-American history in Knoxville, and equipping individuals with the writing, communication and technical skills needed to research and create alternative narratives that uplift the community while creating an overall sense of pride in their environment.
To see the winning video, follow this link: