First Tennessee Donating $100,000 To Chambliss Center For Children

Funds To Be Used For Expansion Of Vital Programs

Friday, September 22, 2017

Over the next four years, First Tennessee will donate a sum of $100,000 to Chambliss Center for Children’s capital campaign. The funds provided will go towards expanding Early Childhood Education & Childcare Services, Residential Services, and further Chambliss Center expansion. 

Since 1872, Chambliss Center for Children has provided care for children and families. The Chambliss Center for Children is a private non-profit organization that specializes in foster care, adoption, residential care of children and youth, early childhood education, and childcare.  

This highly awarded organization works to preserve family unity and to prevent the dependency, neglect, abuse, and delinquency of children by responding to the community’s child care needs.  

“At First Tennessee, we’re committed to making a difference within the communities we serve each and every day,” said Market Leader Jeff Jackson. “We are more than happy to give back where we can, with a focus on nonprofit companies that do so much for the Chattanooga area.” 

With the funds provided by First Tennessee, Chambliss Center for Children will continue to expand Early Childhood Education & Childcare Services. They recently converted existing space on their main campus into additional classrooms, and will soon open a new child care center in Red Bank. This contribution by First Tennessee will go towards additional expansion on the main campus, allowing the agency to serve more children and families. 

The expansion of Residential Services includes a transitional living program for youth aging out of State custody. Agency initiatives also include opening a second thrift store, developing and implementing stronger communication strategies, instituting a planned giving program, physical plant improvements, and enhancing endowment.  

“We appreciate First Tennessee recognizing the importance of Early Childhood Education and the need for quality child care,” said Gloria Miller, vice president of Special Projects for Chambliss Center for Children. “Their significant investment helps address this pressing need in our community.” 

First Tennessee’s $100,000 donation will create a line of funds for the Chambliss Center to grow and prosper while providing a brighter future for the families they serve within the Chattanooga area, said officials. 

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