Pauline Sherrer, publisher of the Crossville Chronicle, was awarded the Glenn S. Miller Award at the annual meeting of the United Fund last Thursday. Glenn S. Miller was the executive director of the United Fund from 1970 – 2000. He was best known for his life service to family, church and community. This award was established in 2007 to honor those individuals who exemplify what Miller stood for in the community.
Sherrer became very active in the United Fund when she joined the board in 2005. This year marks her 10th anniversary. During her tenure, Sherrer has helped with fundraising, worked on the Kick-Off potato line and secured great items for the auction and golf tournament.
"[Sherrer] is a great example of what the United Fund is all about. Her leardership and generosity have provided untold benefits to the United Fund, keeping our organization's efforts out in front of the community on a regular basis," said United Fund President Carmen Wyatt. "The Chronicle she publishes [is] a number one contributor to the United Fund."
"All of the Chronicle's employees deserve recognition, because without them there wouldn't be a paper," said Sherrer.
The Crossville Chronicle has been publishing United Fund news since 1966, when the United Fund was chartered. News has been expanded to include the Fairfield Glade Sun as well as the Lake Tansi Smoke Signals. Each year, articles are run from the United Fund's partner agencies telling their stories of how they use donor dollars. Additionally, updates and giving opportunities are relayed to readers throughout the year.
"The United Fund is a great cause. Everyone who donates their time gets back 10-fold what they put in," said Sherrer.