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United Community Bank event benefits non-profits, including one in Gainesville

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BLAIRSVILLE - United Community Bank is donating $23,400 to charity, thanks to proceeds from its signature annual event – The Bankers Hour. United Community Bank employees recently entertained more than 6,000 customers and friends at the 20th annual live production of The Bankers Hour.

The tradition has always been to donate the money received from The Bankers Hour contributions and ticket sales to charities throughout the markets served by United Community Bank. Proceeds from this year’s event will be equally distributed to the communities the bank serves in Georgia, western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.

“It has been an honor to have produced the show for 20 years, and all who are involved are proud to end the show on a positive note,” said the show’s director, Gail Day. “This is another example of how United Community Bank provides excellent service to our customers, communities and the organizations that ultimately benefit from the donations.”
2014 The Bankers Hour Donations


Atlanta Southern Crescent
$450 Community Welcome House/Newnan
$450 Fayette Samaritans

Bartow County
$200 Boys & Girls Club
$200 Lions Club
$200 Red Cross
$150 American Cancer Society
$150 Bartow Teacher Foundation

Cherokee County
$300 Canton Lions Club
$300 Cherokee Battered Women’s Shelter
$300 Cherokee Training Center

Cobb County
$900 SafePath Foundation

Dawson County
$900 Next Generation Youth Development

Fannin County
$300 Alzheimer’s Association
$300 March of Dimes
$300 Open Arms

Forsyth County
$400 Cumming Civitan Club
$250 American Cancer Society Relay for Life
$250 March of Dimes

Gilmer & Pickens Counties
$450 March of Dimes
$450 Special Olympics of Pickens County

$900 College of Coastal Georgia

$900 Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

Habersham/Jackson Counties
$300 Banks County American Cancer Society Relay for Life
$300 Boy Scouts, Cornelia Soup Kitchen & Habersham Animal Shelter
$300 Circle of Hope, Challenged Child & Friends & Victory Home

Hall County
$900 Boys & Girls Club of Hall County

Henry, Newton & Rockdale Counties
$450 Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts
$450 Henry Council on Child Abuse, Inc.

Lumpkin County
$450 Community Helping Place
$450 Family Connection

$900 American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Rabun County
$450 PAWS 4 Life
$450 Richard’s Kids

$900 Salvation Army of Floyd County

$900 Rape Crisis Center

$900 Chattooga County Boys and Girls Club

Towns County
$900 Towns County High School Band

Union County
$450 Blairsville Kiwanis Club Kid Care Program
$450 Ferst Foundation

West Georgia
$900 Tanner Health System School of Nursing at the University of West Georgia

White County
$500 American Cancer Society Relay for Life
$400 March of Dimes

North Carolina

UCB North Carolina
$450 Barium Springs
$450 Community Foundation of WNC/Transylvania Endowment


Bradley County
$900 The Caring Place

$900 Child Advocacy Center

“As the ‘Bank that SERVICE Built,’ we pride ourselves in providing unmatched service to our customers and our communities,” said Jimmy Tallent, President and CEO of United Community Banks, Inc. “A team of talented and dedicated United employees devotes time, energy and creativity to entertain thousands of our community members at The Bankers Hour. The proceeds from this labor of love enable us to support non-profit agencies throughout our footprint. We are honored to support the agencies and volunteers who serve our communities every day.”

Associated Categories: Business News, Local/State News

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