First Tennessee awards $16,500 to local nonprofits

Becky Dockery, right, of First Tennessee presents a check for $1,000 to Helen Harb of the National Kidney Foundation on April 10.

Becky Dockery, right, of First Tennessee presents a check for $1,000 to Helen Harb of the National Kidney Foundation on April 10.

Local nonprofits recently received checks totaling $16,500 thanks to a grant program that rewards public service by First Tennessee employees.

The First Tennessee Leadership Grants program recognizes employees who have served at least 36 hours working on a nonprofit organization’s board during the year. Employees who serve as board members are eligible for a $500 annual Leadership Grant from First Tennessee Foundation. If the employee serves as an officer or committee chair, the grant can be up to $1,000.

Maryville organizations receiving $1,000 contributions and their corresponding board members were Maryville City Schools Foundation - Janine Stinnett and American Red Cross-Blount County Chapter - Greg Wilson.

The Hearing and Speech Foundation of Maryville received a $500 contribution in recognition of service by John Hinkle.

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