When you hear the word philanthropist you often picture an older adult, the famous examples like Bill Gates and Andrew Carnegie, who is seasoned and passionate about making the world better. What you might not picture is a young local couple, with less seasoning but the same passion for building up our community. United Way is lucky to have both kinds of philanthropists: the more established philanthropists making a huge impact and the young-guns looking to leave their mark and making it happen. Two of those young-guns are Casey & Marcie Rainey.
Casey is the VP of Investments for a local financial services firm with a knack for sharp-dressed suits and a heart for getting his hands dirty volunteering. Marcie, lover of animals and photography, works for a local title company where she tackles each day with a huge smile. When they were married in 2006, they knew that when they were able they would financially give back to the community that had given them so much. Until then, they spent their time volunteering and serving our community in various ways. Casey has worked in Murfreesboro for 13 years and counting, and donated to United Way through workplace giving campaigns for a significant portion of that time. On top of that, he not only served as the Treasurer for our local United Way but also as a volunteer whenever and wherever he was needed. The Boys & Girls Club, Second Harvest Food Bank, and many others have seen his friendly face when the call of duty was issued. In 2015, Casey & Marcie decided to make Rutherford County home. Since then they’ve participated in a local Habitat for Humanity build, taken on shifts at Second Harvest Food Bank, and been enthusiastic advocates for United Way.
When the Legacy Society was developed the Rainey’s were among the first on board. They knew that they could make their impact greater in conjunction by donating an asset they weren’t going to need. Although estate planning seems like a far-off function that shouldn’t be given much thought by thirty-somethings, it is an easy and significant way that the Rainey’s have made an impact in our community now and forever. “We truly just want to give back to this community that has given us so much,” the Rainey’s said when asked about why they support United Way. “Murfreesboro is our home, and we only want to make it a better place for all.”