JOHNSON CITY, TN – The ETSU vs. Chattanooga Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, January 5th got some added excitement during halftime when Rick Van Hoever, Senior Vice President for Customer Service Group, Citi-Gray, Todd Bailey, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs, Citi-Gray, Chris Chandley, Financial Analyst for Citi-Gray and Mark Sanders, Senior Operations Manager for Citi-Gray presented the United Way of East TN Highlands with a check for $280,000.00. Accepting the donation 2018 Campaign Chair, Gary McAllister and Kristan Ginnings, President & CEO, United Way of East TN Highlands.
“It was an honor and a privilege to present the United Way with this largest-ever contribution on behalf of the employees at Citi. It’s important to recognize that the majority of this donation comes from many employees giving their fair share. The employees at Citi recognize the good work done by United Way and understand that our community would be a very different place if the United Way was not able to help 35 programs that work every day to make our community a better place,” said Rick Van Hoever.
Gary McAllister, added, “As United Way Campaign Chair and an area resident, I am so grateful to Citi for their continued support and increasingly generous gifts to the United Way who, along with their partner programs, help so many of our friends and neighbors in need. With almost half of all Washington County residents having contact with a United Way supported program last year, this donation and others will help more people than ever before”.
“On behalf of all the individuals and families served through our United Way, we would like to thank Citi-Gray for providing this $280,000 contribution to our community. We are grateful to Citi employees for their tremendous community impact with this financial gift, and also for helping to increase area third grade reading scores by serving as volunteers for Vello, our new virtual reading program implemented in 10 area schools and two after school programs in 2018. Citi and its employees set a great example of how we can Change Lives and Make a Difference in OUR Community when we Live United.”
For more information about the United Way of Washington County Tennessee, call Kristan Ginnings, President & CEO (423) 220-1229.