Unum donates $350,000 to Chattanooga History Center

Unum donates $350,000 to Chattanooga History Center

September 10th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Contributed Photo Rendering of Chattanooga History Center

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Unum has made a donation of $350,000 to the Chattanooga History Center, bringing its total support of the center's capital campaign to a half million dollars.

In a news release today, the center said that Unum is becoming the official sponsor of educational programs at the center.

The Chattanooga-based insurer is also becoming the presenting sponsor of the center's Orientation Theater, which will include a 10-minute introductory film narrated by Chattanooga native and Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the release said.

"One of our core values as a company is a strong commitment to our communities," Rick McKenney, Unum executive vice president and chief financial officer, said. "Our continued support of the Chattanooga History Center and its educational programs is an extension of this commitment to the Chattanooga community."

He said," We look forward to working with the center and supporting its ongoing efforts to connect children and young adults to the past, present and future of Chattanooga in a manner that will inspire them to become tomorrow's leaders and help build a stronger community."

The center's capital campaign is now more than $9.4 million as the museum prepares a 2014 opening in the Ross's Landing Park and Plaza,