TVA Donates $50,000 to United Way of Nashville
Oct. 31, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has donated $50,000 to the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville for a sixth consecutive year to help support more than 60 United Way partner agencies, schools, neighborhoods and nonprofit groups in the area.
“One of TVA’s primary missions is to help improve the lives of the people in the Tennessee Valley, not only by providing low-cost, reliable power, but also by supporting programs and agencies that make a difference in people’s lives,” said Emily Reynolds, senior vice president of TVA Government Relations.
"TVA's continued generous contributions, including last year’s donation that helped people affected by severe flooding in the Nashville area, make a great impact in helping our most vulnerable neighborhoods during this tough economy," said Eric Dewey, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.
Reynolds; Jim Keiffer, TVA Customer Service general manager; and Decosta Jenkins, Nashville Electric Service president, presented the check to Ed LeMieux, senior director of Workplace Engagement & Marketing; Nathan Zipper, associate director of Major Gifts; Erica Mitchell, senior manager of Education; and Phil Orr, senior vice president of Community Investments for United Way of Metropolitan Nashville.
TVA also supports the United Way and other nonprofit agencies through employee contributions to the annual Combined Federal Campaign, which raised more than $2 million company-wide in 2010 to benefit charitable organizations.
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville seeks to impact the education, financial stability and health of Nashvillians through partnerships, innovation and return on investment. Last year the organization produced a direct and identifiable impact of $50 million through its 2-1-1 Helpline, Family Resource Centers, Read to Succeed Program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Restore The Dream Partnership and Outcome-Based Investments. For more information about United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, visit: www.unitedwaynashville.org.
The Tennessee Valley Authority, a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states at prices below the national average. TVA, which receives no taxpayer money and makes no profits, also provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists utilities and state and local governments with economic development.
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