Generating almost $2.6 million in total for Middle Tennessee non-profit organizations earlier this month, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's fourth annual The Big Payback saw local non-profits raise nearly $117,000 during the 24-hour online giving challenge.
A trust established by late Wilson County businessman William C. "Bill" Marks has gifted a total of $1 million to four local institutions.
First Tennessee Bank recently awarded United Way of Wilson County and the Upper Cumberland (UWWUC) with a check for $2,217.55, a gift made possible through the First Tennessee Foundation which gives millions of dollars each year to make local lives better in the community.
Officials with Empower Me Center announced this week that the local non-profit has received another $100,000 anonymous gift, and this time, news of the contribution was delivered via text message.
The Community Foundation of Wilson County and its parent organization, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, have issued a call for locals to circle Wednesday, May 3, on their calendars.
Officials with Empower Me Center are still counting donations from their recent Challenge for Champions fundraiser but said the total will top $30,000.
The Keith Edmonds Foundation, a non-profit that works with children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, will host the inaugural Shine the Light event at Cumberland University on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
It's almost time for the 8th Annual Whip Crackin' Rodeo at the James E. Ward Ag Center in Lebanon.
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