The United Way Catalyst Program is a nine-month program that helps train nonprofit volunteer leaders of tomorrow.
O'Neal Alexander, Westrock
Renee' Barker, First Baptist Church Murfreesboro
Chase Brandon, Farm Bureau Insurance
Jeff Carlton, Franklins Printing
Stacie Caronna, Fast Signs
Lisa Deal, Franklin Synergy Bank
Paige Diffee, UPS
Chase Doscher, Law Office of Scott Kimberly
Debbie England, Ingram Content Group
Lindsay Frierson, Rutherford County Government
Claire Jarrett, Dempsey Lord Smith LLC
Missy Lay, Rutherford Cable
Lagene Lee, Ann Hoke and Associates of Keller Williams
Toddra Liddell, Vanderbilt Medical Center
Trina Martin, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
Robert Miffleton, State Farm Insurance Company
Jennifer Moss, Cornerstone Financial Credit Union
Evan Pitts, Redstone Financial Credit Union
Angela Plunkett, United Real Estate Middle TN
Jay Sanders, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp.
Connor Shea, Hilliard Lyons
Essence Threlkeld, C. Noelle Design Group
Gary Whitlow, CareerBuilder
"The United Way Catalyst Program really opened my eyes to not just the needs in our community, but to all the amazing organizations available. There is a supportive system available for almost any hardship!
While I was impressed to see the amount of support our community provides, Catalyst taught me that OUR involvement is paramount to those organizations' continuation and success. This is why the program emphasises education around being an effective board member, committee member, and volunteer.
In the many weeks we were together, I also created strong relationships with other like-minded citizens. These connections will continue to grow throughout the years - this was a surprise added benefit and I couldn't be more thrilled!
If community engagement and learning to become an efficient contributor is your goal, the United Way's Catalyst Program is the smartest first step!"
Karen Pfluge, Crye-Leike Realtors
Class of 2017