The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Janice McRae, Richard Brown, Eva Dillard

Shoppers look for bargains at the United Way Silent Auction.

UTC Meets United Way Goal

UTC faculty, staff and students have joined together and reached the $100,000 plateau in giving to the United Way of Greater of Chattanooga for the second straight year, according to Richard Brown, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations.

“We’re an engaged metropolitan university,” Brown said. “Engagement is defined as community interest. So many people give to us as a university, and the United Way is a special organization for Chattanooga. Our faculty, staff and students have dug deep to give back to this worthy cause.”

All monies raised were through a campaign drive and a silent auction.

Eva Dillard, United Way President and CEO, said UTC has become a key contributor in the non-profit organization’s annual fundraising campaign. In 2003, UTC was one of two institutions to receive the Company of the Year Award. The university also ranked in the top 15 in the nation for giving among other colleges and universities. Within the last four years, UTC’s charitable contributions to the United Way have more than doubled.

All money raised will benefit the United Way’s 45 organizations and more than 70 programs in the Chattanooga area, said Janice McRae, United Way campaign manager.

“UTC is important because the faculty are models of behavior for the students,” McRae said. “It’s teaching them to give back to the community whether it is financial or through volunteer work.”