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Wake Education Partnership Participates in Chance to Win $5,000 in 150 Days of Giving Competition

Online Voting Provides Local Nonprofit the Opportunity to Win $5,000 Over the Next Five Months from First Tennessee Foundation

Raleigh, NC, March 27, 2014 --( Wake Education Partnership has announced it is participating in First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving campaign to give away $5,000 to a different nonprofit organization every day through Aug. 21 through an online voting competition. Voting is underway, and the first winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 25, the 150th birthday of the bank that established the foundation. Votes will continue to count throughout the 150-day initiative ending on Aug. 21.

Winners of 150 Days of Giving are determined by online voting that is open to the public. Anyone can vote for up to 10 different nonprofits each day by visiting Participants who have more than one device, such as a laptop and smartphone, can vote from each daily. Votes will continue to count throughout the 150 Days of Giving. First Tennessee Foundation will announce the daily nonprofit winner via its website.

Wake Education Partnership is encouraging its supporters to vote daily in the contest until the nonprofit wins or the 150 Days of Giving ends. First Tennessee Bank will announce winners for each day of the 150 Days of Giving through Aug. 21. To learn more about 150 Days of Giving or to vote, visit

First Tennessee Foundation established a private charitable foundation in 1993 to support nonprofit organizations in the communities served by First Tennessee Bank, whose 170 locations include Raleigh. Since its inception, the foundation has donated more than $55 million to meet community needs.

“Wake Education Partnership congratulates First Tennessee Bank on its 150th birthday and is thrilled it is letting us compete in this unique contest,” said Steve Parrott, Wake Education Partnership president. “We hope all of our supporters in Wake County and beyond will take the time to participate and vote, as the additional money will allow to afford critical resources to improve public education in the county.”

“We are excited to celebrate our 150th birthday and our long-standing commitment to serving the community. Everyone can join our celebration by visiting our foundation’s website and voting for their favorite nonprofit organization,” said Kenneth Reece, senior vice president of First Tennessee Bank. “We’ve made it easy for people to support the organizations they care about by allowing multiple voting on more than one device per day and bypassing registration.”

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Wake Education Partnership plays a critical role in helping business leaders, elected officials and educators work toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class standards. Through its Building Leaders initiative, the work of the Partnership is funded exclusively by investments from the business community and from individuals who want to help children excel in the classroom and succeed in life. For more information, please visit
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