MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After $750,000 in awards divided among 150 nonprofits selected by almost 1.5 million online votes, the First Tennessee Foundation's 150 Days of Giving campaign ended Aug. 21. To celebrate First Tennessee Bank's 150th anniversary, the foundation gave $5,000 to a different nonprofit each day for 150 days, with the winners determined by online voting. First Tennessee Bank is a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN).
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150 Days of Giving winners receive checks
East Tennessee nonprofit winners of the First Tennessee Foundation's 150 Days of Giving campaign received $5,000 checks at a celebration in Knoxville.

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The First Tennessee Foundation is presenting $5,000 checks to the winners at events in First Tennessee Bank's major markets. The campaign generated enthusiasm and interest in local communities as many nonprofits encouraged supporters to vote. Among the winners were 84 nonprofits in West Tennessee, nine in Middle Tennessee, 49 in East Tennessee and four in the bank's Mid-Atlantic region (list of winners below).

"This campaign of 150 days symbolized our company's 150 years of giving back to our communities," said Bryan Jordan, First Horizon chairman and CEO. "We're excited that so many people participated and that the awards will enable the winners to continue doing good work in their communities."

The campaign began on March 25, the bank's anniversary. The $750,000 awarded during the 150 days comes in addition to the $5 million the First Tennessee Foundation traditionally grants each year to improve the communities where First Tennessee does business.

Eligible for votes were nonprofit organizations that received direct funding from the First Tennessee Foundation or a matching gift for an employee of First Tennessee Bank or FTN Financial since 2008. Visitors to were able to vote for up to 10 nonprofit organizations a day from multiple electronic devices, and the votes were cumulative.

List of winners

West Tennessee
Agape Child - Memphis
American Cancer Society - Memphis
ArtsMemphis - Memphis
Ballet Memphis - Memphis
Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company - Memphis
Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation - Memphis
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis - Memphis
Bridges USA - Memphis
Christ Community Health Services - Memphis
Church Health Center - Memphis
Circuit Playhouse Inc. - Memphis
Dixon Gallery and Gardens - Memphis
Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
Families Matter - Memphis
Forrest Spence Fund - Memphis
Friends For Life - Memphis
Germantown Community Theatre - Germantown
Germantown Performing Arts Center - Germantown
Girl Scouts Heart of the South - Memphis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis - Memphis
  Hattiloo Theatre – Memphis   Hands Up! Preschool - Jackson
Hope House Memphis - Memphis
Indie Memphis - Memphis
Jackson Christian School - Jackson
Junior League of Memphis - Memphis
LeBonheur Children's Hospital - Memphis
Literacy Mid-South - Memphis
Livable Memphis Program of Community Development Council of Greater Memphis - Memphis
Madonna Learning Center - Memphis
Make-A-Wish Mid-South - Memphis
Memphis Botanic Gardens - Memphis
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art - Memphis
Memphis Child Advocacy - Memphis
Memphis College of Art - Memphis
Memphis Farmers Market - Memphis
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center - Memphis
Memphis Goodwill, Inc. - Memphis
Memphis Heritage, Inc. - Memphis
Memphis Library Foundation - Memphis
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf - Memphis
Memphis Symphony Orchestra - Memphis
Memphis Theological Seminary - Memphis
Memphis Union Mission - Memphis
Memphis Zoo, Inc. - Memphis
Meritan - Memphis
Mid-South Food Bank - Memphis
MIFA - Memphis
National Foundation for Transplants - Memphis
Oasis of Hope - Memphis
Opera Memphis - Memphis
Orpheum Theatre - Memphis
Overton Park Conservancy - Memphis
Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center - Collierville
Pink Palace Family of Museums - Memphis
Pyramid Music/ Memphis Youth Symphony - Memphis
Regional Inter-faith Association (RIFA) - Jackson
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis - Memphis
Salvation Army Memphis - Memphis
Shelby County Books from Birth - Memphis
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy - Memphis
  Soulsville - Memphis   SRVS - Memphis
St Louis Catholic School - Memphis
St. Agnes Academy - St. Dominic School - Memphis
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Memphis
St. Mary's Episcopal School - Memphis
Streets Ministries - Memphis
Susan G. Komen - Memphis
The Blues Foundation - Memphis
The Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse - Jackson
The Exchange Club Family Center - Memphis
The Hagar Center - Memphis
The Jackson Symphony - Jackson
The Memphis BoyChoir - Memphis
The University of Memphis - Memphis
Theatre Memphis - Memphis
West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America - Jackson
West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation - Jackson
WEVL FM 89.9 - Memphis
Wings Cancer Foundation - Memphis
WKNO Public Broadcasting - Memphis
Wolf River Conservancy - Memphis
Youth Villages - Memphis

Middle Tennessee
 Alive Hospice - Nashville
 ALS Association Tennessee Chapter - Nashville
 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee - Nashville
 Bridges Domestic Violence Center - Franklin
 Brightstone Inc. - Franklin
 Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro
 Operation Stand Down Nashville - Nashville
 Tennessee Wildlife Federation - Nashville
 VSA Arts Tennessee - Nashville

Northeast Tennessee
Appalachia Service Project - Johnson City
Barter Theatre (The Barter Foundation, Incorporated) - Abingdon, Va.
Believe in Bristol - Bristol
Bristol City Schools Foundation - Bristol
Coalition For Kids, Inc. - Johnson City
Dawn of Hope, Inc. & Dawn of Hope Foundation - Johnson City
Emory & Henry College - Emory, Va.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Johnson City
International Storytelling Center - Jonesborough
Literacy Council of Kingsport - Kingsport
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee - Kingsport
Tusculum College - Greeneville
YWCA Bristol - Bristol

Southeast Tennessee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland - Cleveland
Caldsted Foundation, Inc. - Chattanooga
Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association - Chattanooga
Chattanooga Area Food Bank - Chattanooga
Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences PTSA - Chattanooga
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera - Chattanooga
Children's Hospital Foundation at Erlanger - Chattanooga
Children's Nutrition Programs of Haiti - Chattanooga
Cleveland State Community College Foundation - Cleveland
Emily's Power for a Cure - Hixson
Erlanger Health System Foundations - Chattanooga
Junior Achievement of the Ocoee Region - Cleveland
Orange Grove Center - Chattanooga

East Tennessee
Adopt a Golden Knoxville, Inc. - Knoxville
Akima Club - Knoxville
American Eagle Foundation - Pigeon Forge
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee - Knoxville
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee - Knoxville
Cerebral Palsy Center of Knoxville -- Knoxville
East Tennessee Historical Society - Knoxville
East Tennessee Technology Access Center - Knoxville
Encore Theatrical Company - Morristown
Friends of the Smokies - Kodak
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians - Knoxville
Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont - Townsend
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center - Townsend
Legal Aid of East Tennessee - Knoxville
Pellissippi State Community College Foundation - Knoxville
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee - Maryville
STAR  Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding - Lenoir City
tnAchieves - Knoxville
Volunteer Ministry Center - Knoxville
Wears Valley Ranch - Sevierville
YMCA of East Tennessee - Knoxville
Young Life Knoxville - Knoxville

Old Salem Museums & Gardens - Winston-Salem, N.C.
Samaritan Ministries Forsyth - Winston-Salem, N.C.
SECU Family House - Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Arts Based School - Winston-Salem, N.C.

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About the First Tennessee Foundation, First Tennessee and First Horizon

The First Tennessee Foundation is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation established in 1993 by First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). First Tennessee Bank is a subsidiary of First Horizon National Corp. The 4,200 employees of First Horizon provide financial services through more than 170 First Tennessee banking locations in and around Tennessee and 27 FTN Financial offices in the U.S. and abroad. The company was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. First Tennessee has the leading market share in Tennessee, and FTN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional clients in the U.S. and abroad. First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by American Banker and Working Mother magazines and as a top tech innovator by InformationWeek magazine. More information is available at

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