Friday, October 20, 2017

Brogdon named top fundraiser by Junior Achievement

Tina Brogdon, Senior Administrative Assistant in EMJ’s Chattanooga office, was the city’s top fundraiser for this year’s Junior Achievement of Chattanooga’s Pins & Pirates bowling event, raising $4,350 for the organization.
Junior Achievement of Chattanooga educates K-12 students about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. EMJ has worked with the organization for more than 25 years, participating in mentoring events, fundraising and sponsorships.

EMJ team members Deanna Eskew, Claude Morris, Abby Follensbee, team captain Stephanie Hall, Mary Ancona, Taylor Copeland, team captain James Williams, Cissy Scott, and Chris Kastern.

The Pins & Pirates bowling event was held on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. EMJ had three bowling teams, led by captains Alex Miller, Stephanie Hall and James Williams, which collectively raised nearly $9,000. The EMJ teams were among more than 75 teams who participated in the event, raising a total of $86,942 for the organization’s programs.

EMJ team members Krystie Primus, with her sons, Cooper and Jaxon, Brad Primus, Brad Folsom with son, Will, Chris Grannan, Kater Harberberger, team captain Alex Miller.

Why is Tina so passionate about supporting Junior Achievement?

“Anything that helps to educate our kids or to provide opportunities that allow them to become active, productive citizens is worth doing,” Tina says. “Our kids deserve every chance or advantage that we can give them as they navigate through their own circumstances and this world as a whole.”

Way to go, Tina and all participants of the Junior Achievement fundraiser. Your efforts are appreciated and remind all of us at EMJ what being a servant leader in the community can do.
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