2015 Campaign Kickoff Photo Blog

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:40pm -- webmaster

United Way of Sumner County officially launched its 2015 fundraising campaign to raise $1 million on Friday, Sept. 18. More than 75 people turned out to show their support, enjoy lunch, hear campaign updates, model their haughty hats and tacky ties, and hear the announcement of a name for our Million Dollar Moose campaign mascot. Thank you to First Tennessee Bank for its sponsorship of the Campaign Kickoff and to everyone who played a role in making the event an outstanding success!


United Way of Sumner County's Million Dollar Moose campaign mascot patiently awaits the announcement of his name before the start of the 2015 Campaign Kickoff.

 


UWSC Board Chair Johnny Garrett, Board Member Don Ames, and Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce President Paul Goode pose for a photo.

 


UWSC Board Members Rev. Allen Weller and Betty Hilgadiack share a conversation during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


UWSC Board Member Jan Braun and her husband, Gary, take part in a conversation with other guests before the start of the Kickoff program.

 


UWSC Campaign Chair Len Silverman, UWSC Board Chair Johnny Garrett, and Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce Chief Operations Officer Wendy Hughes enjoy a conversation during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


The Campaign Kickoff featured a variety of Haughty Hats, including these worn by employees from ITW CIP in Gallatin.

 


Patience Cole from HATS talks with State Rep. Courtney Rogers  during the Kickoff.

 


UWSC Allocations Volunteer Susan Keen, UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given, and UWSC Loaned Executive Ben Duggan pose for a group photo.

 


State Rep. Courtney Rogers, UWSC Board Member Betty Hilgadiack, and Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown share a smile during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


Fifth Third Bank VP-Project Manager Joe Saig and VP-Callendar Lane Financial Center Manager Susan Gaimari stop for a photo during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


Sonja McGregor and Cherelle Hooper from Legal Aid Society talk at the Campaign Kickoff.

 


Portland Chamber of Commerce Director Sherri Ferguson and Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce Chief Operations Officer Wendy Hughes pose for a quick photo.

 


Patience Cole from HATS talks with UWSC Board Member Mark Walker at the Kickoff.

 


UWSC Board Member Jan Braun and her husband, Gary, review the Kickoff lunch menu.

 


UWSC Board Member Don Ames, UWSC Immediate Past Board Chair/TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center CEO Regina Bartlett, and State Rep. William Lamberth share a conversation during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


Portland Chamber Director Sherri Ferguson, First Tennessee Bank Community Bank President/Sumner County Daisy Casey, Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce Chief Operations Officer Wendy Hughes, and Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown pose for a group photo at the Campaign Kickoff.

 


2015 UWSC Campaign Chair Len Silverman chats with September Norman from ServPro.

 


State Rep. Courtney Rogers, UWSC Board Member Betty Hilgadiack, and Gallatin Day Care Director Linda Boyers share a conversation during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


UWSC Board Chair Johnny Garrett pauses for a photo with UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given during the Campaign Kickoff festivities.

 


First Tennessee Bank Community Bank President/Sumner County Daisy Casey addressess the Campaign Kickoff crowd. Thank you to First Tennessee for being our Kickoff Presenting Sponsor for the second consecutive year!

 


UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given expresses her appreciation to those who attended this year's Campaign Kickoff.

 


Attendees at the 2015 Campaign Kickoff presentd by First Tennessee Bank listen to updates about this year's campaign effort.

 


UWSC Board Chair Johnny Garrett recaps UWSC's accomplishments from the past year, including a record-setting $913,206 campaign total.

 


2015 UWSC Campaign Chair Len Silverman encourages the Kickoff audience to reach further and aim higher to help UWSC reach its $1 million 2015 campaign goal.

 


UWSC 2015 Campaign Chair Len Silverman introduces BRUCE the Million Dollar Moose 2015 campaign mascot to the crowd at the Campaign Kickoff. The name BRUCE, which stands for "Bringing Relief, Uniting Communities, Every day," was submitted for our campaign mascot by Yvette Gregory.

 


John Hutchinson, Operations Manager for Macy's Logistics and Operations in Portland, talks about the importance of United Way to his company and the success of their recently completed workplace campaign.

 


Long-time UWSC volunteers Susan and Jerry Keen pose for a Campaign Kickoff photo with First Tennessee Bank Community Bank President/Sumner County Daisy Casey.

 


2015 UWSC Campaign Chair Len Silverman stops for a photo with Erin Birch from Nurses for Newborns following the Campaign Kickoff program.

 


UWSC Board Member and Publix Goodlettsville Manager Teri Schweiger, Gallatin Publix Manager Tim Newhouse, UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given, Publix Hendersonville Manager Dan Dropp, and Publix District Manager David Fulmer pose for a group photo at the end of the Campaign Kickoff event.

 


First Tennessee Bank Community Bank President/Sumner County Daisy Casey, UWSC Board Chair Johnny Garrett, and UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given pose for a group photo during the Campaign Kickoff.

 


The award for Haughtiest Hat at the 2015 Campaign Kickoff presented by First Tennessee Bank was presented by UWSC President & CEO Dana M. Given to Judy Jones of R.R. Donnelley & Sons. Judy's hat featured the expected floral extravaganza, but it also included the name of all 30 UWSC funded partner agencies and a $1 Million Minnie Pearl-style price tag!

 


UWSC Board Member Don Ames won his second consecutive Tacky Tie Award at UWSC's 2015 Campaign Kickoff. Don's tie featured a 3-D likeness of BRUCE the Million Dollar Moose campaign mascot!