COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Sometimes the best gift is the gift of giving. That’s what the BB&T-Legge Agency has discovered. For the past 15 years, they have taken the funds that they would have otherwise devoted to sending Christmas cards to their customers, and have instead given them to a charitable organization.
This year, they chose The Foundation at Cookeville Regional as their recipient and honored them with a $2,500 donation.
“The reason we are making the donation to the CRMC Foundation this year is because of the aid they provide to patients,” said BB&T-Legge Agency Manager Chuck Sparks. “We’re earmarking this money, in conjunction with The Foundation, to go toward care for Alzheimer’s patients in honor of our past agency president and owner, Bill Legge, who passed away from the disease in September 2010.”
BB&T's donations have totaled $59,300 during the 15 years the company has been giving this “community Christmas gift” in the name of its customers.
“We are truly grateful for this generous gift from the BB&T-Legge Agency,” said Gary Curto, executive director of The Foundation at CRMC. “This is a wonderful idea that we’ve seen several local companies carry out during the holidays, and we hope it plants a seed that other companies might follow.”
BB&T-Legge Insurance was established in 1946 and has offices in Cookeville and Crossville. The agency provides commercial and personal insurance and employee benefits to businesses and individuals throughout the Middle Tennessee Region.
The Foundation at CRMC is a nonprofit charitable organization whose primary goal is to generate contributions to help support Cookeville Regional Medical Center — the recognized leader in providing top-quality healthcare to people of the Upper Cumberland — in its mission to expand both the quality and availability of healthcare services to our community.
To learn more about The Foundation or about the many different ways to give, call (931) 783-2037.