United Way Announces $3.2 Million Goal

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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

Faithful Strokes

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

Kelly Services

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

Onin Staffing

Professional Pacesetters

Project Help

Read to Succeed

Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

Sam’s Club


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

Target Stores

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

Yates Services

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.

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