First Horizon Foundation recently awarded the Jefferson County Education and Community Foundation $5,000.

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce their Jefferson County Education and Community Foundation has received a $5,000 donation from First Horizon Foundation.

The Jefferson County Education and Community Foundation acts to enhance the educational opportunities offered to children in the Jefferson County School System through fundraising as well as expertise and greater involvement from parents, businesses, and the community at large. The Foundation supports many community programs such as Christmas in Jefferson County, Imagination Library, Leadership Jefferson and Jefferson County Youth Leadership.

“We [the Chamber] are incredibly grateful to First Horizon Foundation for investing in our community through this donation,” said Crystal Bryant, Membership and Community Director for the Chamber of Commerce.

“They are long-time members and supporters of the Chamber and have always played a vital role in empowering our community as a whole. The Chamber is thankful and fortunate to have them.”

Founded in 1993, First Horizon Foundation, previously known as First Tennessee Foundation and/or  Capital Bank Foundation, is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corporation, which includes First Horizon Bank.

The Foundation has proudly contributed more than $100 million in grants to reinforce the efforts of nonprofit partners and their programs and initiatives. First Horizon Foundation invests in nonprofit organizations across the Southeast and continues to target investments that are pillars of a strong community.

Locally, First Horizon Foundation supports several other organizations as well, such as Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley, Lakeway CASA, Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, and more.

“Having grown up in Jefferson County, it will always be my true home,” stated Tim Coley, Market President of First Horizon’s Morristown-Dandridge-Newport-Greeneville-Rogersville locations

“On behalf of First Horizon Foundation, I’m honored to present this contribution in support of Jefferson County youth and community programs. If we take care of and always encourage our youth, they will succeed  in life and become caring leaders in our county and perhaps our nation.”

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is proud to work with businesses and organizations, such as First Horizon and First Horizon Foundation, who continuously invest in the well-being of our community. For more information regarding any of the organizations mentioned, please contact Crystal Bryant with the Chamber.


Featured Photo Information: Tim Coley with First Horizon and First Horizon Foundation and Donna Yates with Chamber of Commerce holding a check for 5,000 dollars which was donated by First Horizon Foundation to Jefferson County Education and Community Foundation

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