Thursday, March 07, 2019 04:45 PM


This story was updated March 7, 2019, at 4:54 p.m. with more information. Gallery: United Way exceeds campaign goal +10 more photos Despite a decrease in workplace giving last year, leaders of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga announced Thursday that they exceeded a lofty $11.5 million campaign goal in 2018. Michael Mathis, United Way's 2018 campaign chairman, said that numbers were still rolling in from last year, but that as of Wednesday afternoon, the nonprofit organization had raised $11,506,420 - the highest amount in the local agency's 96-year history, he said. The announcement was made to a room full of business leaders and community representatives at the agency's annual meeting. "I had the privilege and the challenge of leading this campaign in a year of renovation, laying groundwork for our new community impact approach, which has been more about listening and going into the community to better understand the needs," said Mathis, market president of Regions Bank in Chattanooga. Mathis now officially steps down as campaign chairman, but United Way officials said a new one has not yet been selected. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger made an appearance at the announcement to officially commemorate ...

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