Saturday November 28th, 2015 9:56AM

United Way forms advisory council, announces 'Cinemas for a Cause' results

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - United Way of Hall County has formed an advisory council, and has announced the results of the recent "Cinemas for a Cause" fundraiser.

According to an announcement in the current United Way newsletter, "the great wealth of knowledge from these community leaders [advisory council members] will help to provide additional guidance, support and strength to United Way as we continue to fulfill the mission of improving lives in Hall County."

Added Executive Committee Chair Kelly Lee: "I know that the establishment of this group will bring great insight and direction to United Way."

Members of the council are:

Darrell Snyder, Chair
Area Manager, Georgia Power Company

Stan Appleton
Community Volunteer

Carol Burrell
President & CEO, Northeast Georgia Health System

Maria Calkins
Community Volunteer

Dan Carey
Area Executive, BB&T

Jim Coyle
Attorney, Stewart, Melvin & Frost

Sally Darden
Community Volunteer

Daphne David
Community Volunteer

Jack Keener
Regional President, United Community Bank

Martha Nesbitt
Retired College President

Sherrie Schrage
Community Volunteer

Dick Valentine
Regional President, United Community Bank

Jim Walters
CEO, Walters Management Company

R.K. Whitehead
President, Whitehead Die Casting


All 32 of Georgia Theater Company's locations participated in this year's Cinemas for a Cause annual fundraiser by selecting a local charity to receive 100 percent of the day's proceeds.

United Way of Hall County was again selected by Hollywood Stadium Cinemas in Gainesville and the local event was held Sunday, Sept. 17. It raised $10,749, according to United Way officials, surpassing last year's proceeds by more than $1,000.
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