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Tractor Supply wins top honors as United Way partner


Tractor Supply wins top honors as United Way partner

Employee workforce campaign generates most dollars for local charity umbrella group.

Tractor Supply Company of Brentwood was named No. 1 company partner of the United Way of Williamson County during its annual Campaign Awards Breakfast, which was sponsored and hosted by the company.

The No. 1 designation recognizes highest involvement and top-level achievement for the most dollars contributed through an annual employee workforce campaign.

The annual breakfast recognizes partner companies for their efforts in support of United Way’s work helping children and youth to succeed, building stable lives and supporting the most vulnerable in Williamson County.

Partner companies raised more than $4.6 million in contributions during the 2015-2016 giving year.

“We are thankful for all our partners. We want to take this opportunity to recognize companies and individuals that truly exemplify what it means to ‘Live United,'” United Way CEO/President Pam Bryant said in a press release after the breakfast. “Their support changes lives and builds a stronger community.”

Among the partners recognized were the following:

  • Community Health Systems won the Summit Award, which recognizes a company that provides outstanding support through contributions, volunteerism, involvement with committees and raising awareness for United Way in the community.
  • Publix Super Markets, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Co., ATMOS Energy and Bank Director won Best Campaign, which recognizes best overall excellence in support of United Way employee campaigns with special events, agency tours, speakers, etc.
  • Bethesda Elementary, Longview Elementary, Woodland Middle, Centennial High, Poplar Grove Elementary, Freedom Middle and the Williamson County School District won Education Awards for the amount of money raised and participation levels in an annual employee workforce campaign.
  • Keith Everett of Publix Super Markets won the Bill King Award, which is given to an individual who exemplifies longtime partner and friend William B. King, who set the example through his leadership and action in building partnerships between companies and UWWC.
  • Dalton Fulmer, Blake Stinnette and Beth Lohman won awards for their leadership with UWWC’s youth, young professional and women’s groups.

The full listing of winners, including the 2015 Circle of Caring winners, is available to view at uwwc.org/campaignawards/

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