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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

First Tennessee Foundation gives $15,000 to Mountain States Foundation

Gerald Hallenbeck, second from right, presents the donation to members of the Mountain States Foundation. From left, Cookie McKinney, Bill Farthing, Tony Keck, Karen Clark, Marsha Ferguson, Gerald Hallenbeck and Tiffany Willis.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – First Tennessee Foundation has continued its history of generous donations to Mountain States Foundation. Gerald Hallenbeck, First Tennessee Bank’s Northeast Market president, presented a check for $15,000 to members of the Mountain States Foundation staff on Monday.

The donation will be used to support the Niswonger Children’s Hospital, the Johnson City Medical Center's intensive care unit Healing Gardens project and Circle of Hope.

“We’re extremely appreciative of this donation,” said Anthony E. Keck, senior vice president and chief development officer at Mountain States Health Alliance, and president of Mountain States Foundation. “The First Tennessee Foundation has given nearly $700,000 since 1987 and they’ve been an incredibly important corporate partner for us. Their generosity has made a big difference in a lot of lives, and especially for a lot of children in our region.”

The First Tennessee Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the communities served by First Tennessee Bank.