published Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Living and Giving Photo Gallery - April 20

Dinner raises $243,000 for Bryan College

What: More than 230 alumni and friends of Bryan College attended the seventh annual Opportunity Dinner to hear author, political commentator and ESPN co-founder Scott Rasmussen. The dinner was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Benefits: The event raised more than $243,000 in pledges and gifts to benefit the college's Opportunity Scholarship fund for students of low-income Tennessee families. During this academic year, 69 students were recipients of the scholarship.

Band-Aid Banquet supports Volunteers in Medicine

What: More than 300 guests attended the annual Band-Aid Banquet held at Abba’s House in Hixson to support Volunteers in Medicine.

Benefits: The event raised $43,000 for VIM’s free medical services to uninsured residents of Hamilton County.

about Susan Pierce...

Susan Palmer Pierce is a reporter and columnist in the Life department. She began her journalism career as a summer employee 1972 for the News Free Press, typing bridal announcements and photo captions. She became a full-time employee in 1980, working her way up to feature writer, then special sections editor, then Lifestyle editor in 1995 until the merge of the NFP and Times in 1999. She was honored with the 2007 Chattanooga Woman of ...

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