A LETTER FROM OUR BOARD CHAIR, MR. DAVID BRACE
A LETTER FROM OUR CAMPAIGN CHAIR, DR. JIMMY CHEEK
OUR 2018 HIGHLIGHTS
We kicked off our 2018 Campaign at Neyland Stadium and had a blast! Our volunteers, friends, and community partners joined us to start off the fundraising season and got exclusive tours of the football locker rooms and more. We had the wonderful opportunity to commemorate the event with a picture on the field in Neyland – an experience we won’t be soon to forget!
This year’s Dodgeball Y’all tournament was one for the books! The tournament this year was held in Thompson-Boling Arena, and the teams joined the ranks of many great athletes to have battled it out on the arena floor. Our volunteers and teams had an awesome time, and it was all for a great cause!
For this year’s annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society Dinner, Former Governor Bill Haslam and Mrs. Crissy Haslam joined us, regaled us with stories, and answered our questions! Having the Haslams take time out of their busy schedules for us was a wonderful treat, and there’s no better way for us to thank our incredible Society members for all that they do! If you are interested in the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, you can find more information here.
We were delighted that Songwriters in the Round could come and entertain us for our first 1922 Society Boots n’ BBQ event! With good food, great music, and our fantastic volunteers, we had a great night. We’re so grateful to be able to thank our 1922 members for their hard work and dedication to our community! If you are interested in the 1922 Society, you can find more information here.
In 2018, we hosted our Fifth Annual Great Conversation, and it was a blast! Established movers and shakers in the Knoxville community took time to sit down with young professionals and answer all of their questions. It’s an incredibly opportunity for those in the rising workforce to learn from others’ experience, and make valuable connections in their fields! This is our favorite networking event, and we can’t wait for round six!
We are so excited to announce that in 2018, we officially signed on to join the United Way- Salesforce partnership platform that inspires, connects, and empowers social change. Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud is the future of philanthropic giving, and the platform is designed to streamline aid and facilitate Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in business all over our community. Please click here to learn more!
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT, MR. BEN LANDERS