TVA Gives $50,000 to United Way of Greater Knoxville
October 16, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority has contributed $50,000 to the United Way of Greater Knoxville for a ninth consecutive year to help support more than 45 United Way partner agencies, schools, neighborhoods and nonprofit groups in the Knoxville 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 David Jolley, director of TVA Security and Emergency Management, who is also co-chairman for the Smoky Mountain Combined Federal Campaign.
"TVA has been a wonderful corporate partner,” said Ben Landers, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Knoxville. “We appreciate them choosing United Way of Greater Knoxville as an important way to give back to the community."
Jolley and TVA Vice President and Treasurer Tammy Wilson presented the $50,000 check to Bob Kesling, United Way’s 2013 campaign chairman and the University of Tennessee’s “Voice of the Vols.”
TVA also supports the United Way and other nonprofit agencies through employee contributions to the annual Combined Federal Campaign, which raised more than $2.8 million company-wide in 2012 to benefit charitable organizations.
United Way of Greater Knoxville funds 45 agencies that provide 96 programs, which offer support in the areas of education, income and basic needs, and health & basic needs; the building blocks to a good life. Typically, United Way helps more than 100,000 people in the Greater Knoxville area every year. United Way of Greater Knoxville works to bring together resources to improve the lives of people in our community by helping them achieve their potential for self-sufficiency.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.
Travis Brickey, Knoxville, 865-632-6263
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000