Regions Foundation recently presented a check for $20,000 to President Jennifer Enderson for Emory Valley Center’s Capital Campaign for a new building on Emory Valley Road.
Jenks Bostic, Regions Bank consumer banking executive for East Tennessee and North Carolina. and Kevin Crateau, Regions Bank East Tennessee and North Carolina area marketing director, recently participated in a tour of Emory Valley Center and were inspired by the people supported by the agency to request a donation from Regions Foundation.
Bostic also has a personal connection to Emory Valley Center. His mother, Bertie Bostic, was a well-respected, longtime teacher at the Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center (DARC) and his father, Paul Bostic, was the superintendent of Anderson County Schools under whose administration both the DARC and the Emory Valley School operated for many years. Bostic is well acquainted with the work and mission of Emory Valley Center, a press release said.
“We are grateful to Regions for their donation to our Capital Campaign,” Enderson said. “Regions and partners like them are continuing to help Emory Valley Center move closer to making our new facility a reality for our community and the people we support.”
The new building will incorporate many features to enhance the lives of people with disabilities being served, including a Job Training Center, Life Enrichment Classrooms, Adult Day Center, Medical Clinic, Speech, Physical and Occupational Services, Gym, and more.
Donations from individuals and companies, as well as grant awards have contributed toward achieving 75 percent completion toward the total Capital Campaign goal, the press release said. Emory Valley Center is continuing to accept donations for their Capital Campaign from generous individual and business supporters throughout the community. If you would like to donate, contact Janet Wood, development director, via email at [email protected] or call (865) 813-0576.