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Nissan Local Charitable Distributions Exceed Quarter Millions Dollars

Franklin-based Nissan North America recently granted nearly $300,000 to worthy causes throughout Middle Tennessee.

The Nissan Foundation contributed $280,000 or 40 percent of it’s $700,000 total – to seven organizations, while the Nissan Scholarship Program awarded renewable academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,750 annually to six college-bound high school seniors in Middle Tennessee.

Established in 1992, the Nissan Foundation was created as a thoughtful response to a societal need that still affects communities today – supporting local organizations that promote the value of cultural diversity in American society and foster greater social and racial equality. Diversity remains a core value of Nissan. Thirty-eight percent of Nissan’s U.S. customers are ethnically diverse, the highest among major automakers in the U.S.

The scholarship program is offered to dependent sons and daughters of full-time Nissan employees who work at the company’s vehicle assembly, battery and powertrain operations located in Smyrna and Decherd, Tenn. The funds can be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for the course load.

2016 Nissan Foundation Grant Recipients

  • Nashville Public Television, “Next Door Neighbors 2016-2017” – $70,000
  • Children’s Museum Corporation of Rutherford County, “Kids First” – $55,000
  • Oasis Center, “Building Bridges” – $50,000
  • Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, “Welcoming Tennessee Initiative” – $30,000
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, “Seeing Beyond Borders: Exploring Asian Cultures and Traditions” – $25,000
  • Global Education Center, “Passport to Understanding” – $25,000
  • Nashville Public Library Foundation, “Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Civil Rights Training for Nashville Enforcement Agencies and Beyond” – $25,000

The 2016 Nissan Scholarship Program Winners

  • Natalie Covington – Stewarts Creek High School (Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Phillip Curtis – Cascade High School (Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Joshua Harner – Coffee County Central High School (Sewanee)
  • Stephany Marin Restrepo – Siegel High School (University of Memphis)
  • Jennifer Lynn Newman – Siegel High School (Middle Tennessee State University)
  • Andrew Salyer – Macon County High school (Belmont University)

Lee Company Golf Tournament raises more than $50,000 for Special Olympics

Lee Company and its corporate partners recently raised $50,850 at a golf outing to benefit Special Olympics. The total represents an increase of more than $5,000 over 2015.

Funds raised will help athletes participate in football, bowling, basketball, swimming, golf and power-lifting events at the local and state level. Among the participating corporate partners were Purity Dairy, RLH Agency, Pinnacle Bank, Layton Construction, Nashville Predators, MRG, Trane Company and Sunbelt Rentals.

HealthTrust Recognized as a Healthcare ‘Champion for Change’ by Practice Greenhealth for the Seventh Time

HealthTrust was selected for the seventh time as a recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth. The recognition is one of the national membership organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given annually to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the healthcare sector.

The Champion for Change Award is reserved for organizational partners supplying healthcare products and services that are considerate of the earth and its resources. The winners of this award have achieved success in greening their own organization and have also assisted others who are committed to improving their environmental performance.

A member of Practice Greenhealth since 2008, HealthTrust has won the award seven times and is also a supporting partner of Healthier Hospitals—Practice Greenhealth’s national campaign to improve sustainability in the healthcare sector through safer chemicals, environmentally preferable purchasing, and energy and waste reduction.

HealthTrust serves over 1,400 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,600 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Brentwood-based HealthTrust is an affiliate of Franklin-based Parallon Business Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions.

For more information visit HealthTrustPg.com or Parallon.com.