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Celebrating A Century At United Way Of Greater Chattanooga

United Way of Greater Chattanooga “100” logo
United Way of Greater Chattanooga
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A century ago this fall, what we now call the United Way of Greater Chattanooga was born.

Today, the nonprofit facilitates giving through 14,000 donors and nearly 300 companies across six counties in the Tennessee Valley.

United Way partners with more than 40 nonprofits to meet needs here in the Greater Chattanooga area - and its impact can be felt on our own campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

I spoke with Natalie Patric of United Way and Jennifer Crutchfield.

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