The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties has announced a goal of $3.2 million for the 2012 fundraising campaign. The kick-off event, which was held at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours at Middle Tennessee Medical Center on Thursday morning, was sponsored by Nissan, Publix, Regions Bank, and Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
The kick-off announcement also revealed that 19% ($608,100.00) of the $3.2 million goal has already been attained through the Pacesetter campaigns, which involves companies and organizations electing to conduct their campaigns prior to Thursday's event in order to kick off the campaign with a portion of the goal already secured. The 2012 Pacesetter campaigns include:
Bob Parks Realty Rutherford County
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County
Cannon County Board of Education
Cannon County High School
CASA of Rutherford County, Inc.
Charity Circle Members
Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County
Community Care of Rutherford County
Community Helpers, Inc.
Domestic Violence Program, Inc.
Embassy Suites of Murfreesboro
Evergreen Consulting, Inc.
Exchange Club Family Center, Inc.
Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates
First Bank, Murfreesboro and Woodbury
First Tennessee Bank
Grace Pediatrics PLLC
Guaranty Trust Company
Heritage Farms Dairy, Inc.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Horton Insurance Agency
Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford
Keller Williams Rutherford County Agents
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
Middle Tennessee Emergency Physicians
Middle Tennessee Medical Group
Middle Tennessee Radiation Oncology
Miller Loughry Beach Insurance Services
Murfreesboro Insurance Agency, Inc.
OMS Specialists, PLLC
Read to Succeed
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce
Senior Financial Advisors, LLC
Shelter Insurance Rutherford County Agents
Smyrna/LaVergne Food Bank
St. Clair Street Senior Center
State Farm Agents Rutherford County
Stones Rivers Eye Center
Tangerine United We Style Fashion Show
The Salvation Army
United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties
United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties Board Members
Waldron, Fann & Parsley
West Main Mission
United Way’s campaign will span through the fall until December. The fundraising campaign secures pledges and investments via payroll deduction, cash, check, credit card or by raising funds through a special event or corporate gift.
The investments secured during the campaign will be applied to programs for the 2013-2014 fiscal year inUnited Way's impact areas of education, income, health, and rebuilding lives.
During the current fiscal year, United Way is partnering with 49 programs, including 10 grant partners, 36 partner agencies, and three United Way initiatives, such as the 2-1-1 information and referral services line.
United Way works to identify issues in the community, develop partnerships with organizations who have the ability to address those issues, implement solutions and measure results that are reported to the community.
For more information on becoming involved with the United Way fundraising campaign, please contact (615) 893-7303 or visit www.uwrutherford.org.