TSYS Team Members Raise $1,785,523 for United Way

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TSYS Team Members Raise $1,785,523 for United Way

United Way thanks team members for their generosity and support

A symbolic check is presented to Scott Ferguson, President and CEO of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, by TSYS EVP Keith Pierce and TSYS United Way Cabinet Co-Chairs Joel Wells Johnston and Shane Irvin for the amount raised at TSYS' headquarters in Columbus, GA.

A symbolic check is presented to Scott Ferguson, President and CEO of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, by TSYS EVP Keith Pierce and TSYS United Way Cabinet Co-Chairs Joel Wells Johnston and Shane Irvin for the amount raised at TSYS’ headquarters in Columbus, GA.

TSYS team members across North America raised and pledged $1,785,523 during the 2016 TSYS United Way Campaign. That total includes the $1,439,001 raised and pledged by team members at TSYS’ headquarters in Columbus, GA for the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley. The TSYS United Way Campaign Cabinet revealed the final numbers at a celebration on Nov. 17, 2016.

“Thank you just isn’t enough when you’re changing lives,” Scott Ferguson, President and CEO of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley, said. “I’m inspired, humbled and awed.”

TSYS Executive Vice President Keith Pierce, who chaired the community-wide campaign in the Chattahoochee Valley, said: “At TSYS, we have a tradition of outperforming and outserving in every way.”

Members of the 2016 TSYS United Way Campaign Cabinet reveal how much money the campaign raised across North America for the United Way.

Members of the 2016 TSYS United Way Campaign Cabinet reveal how much money the campaign raised across North America for the United Way.

During the celebration, team member Mallory Estes talked about how much Easter Seals, a United Way agency, has helped her son, who was born in February 2014 when Mallory was just 24 weeks pregnant. Doctors weren’t hopeful that the tiny baby (1 pound, 9 ounces) would ever walk, talk or even interact with others.

After attending Easter Seals for a year, the 2 ½-year-old has made amazing strides. He’s now rolling around the house, smiling and interacting with his parents and teachers. He’s starting to talk and is determined to walk.

“We now see his life as full of possibilities where before we didn’t even know if our son would ever talk to us,” Mallory said. “To everyone who supports the United Way: Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Congratulations TSYS!