The United Way of Greater Chattanooga celebrates volunteers and donors at the 2017 Leadership event
The United Way of Greater Chattanooga celebrated the success of its fundraising efforts at this year’s annual Leadership event Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The Comedy Catch was filled with almost 200 of United Way’s volunteers and supporters that enjoyed hometown comedian Karen Mills, with a tour of Songbirds Guitar Museum afterwards and performance by the Voice’s Amber Carrington. Throughout the program attendees were thanked for their generosity, volunteerism and leadership in the workplace and community.
“At United Way of Greater Chattanooga we are more than fundraisers. We are mobilizers, working to spark people to take action to help solve our community’s most significant problems.” said, President and CEO, Lesley Scearce. “Hosting events of this magnitude allows us to show gratitude and appreciation to our volunteers and donors first hand."
At this year’s event, three individuals were recognized for their commitment to the community: Brandon Abney, Vice President of JP Morgan and Chase was presented with the Emerging Leader of the year award. Two individuals were also inducted into the 2017 Leadership Hall of Fame; Daisy Madison, Chief Finance Officer for the City of Chattanooga and Dr. Martin Redish, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Chattanooga Bone and Joint Surgeons and Parkridge Bone & Joint. Since 2010, twenty-six individuals have been inducted as members to the Hall of Fame, the list includes community pillars like Mai Bell Hurley, Ted Caldwell, John Guerry, Charles Arant, Leonard Fant to name a few. United Way of Greater Chattanooga is thrilled to continue this tradition of recognizing some truly incredible individuals that have given so much of their time, talent, and treasure to help improve our community.