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Congratulations to Alumni Scholar, Brittany Vogt Jorgenson, for her work in achieving the WeddingWire Award for Storybrook Farm

WeddingWire, an online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, recently announced Storybrook Farm Weddings and Events as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award for wedding venues in the Tri-Cities. This is the second win of this honor following their receipt of the award last year. The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize […]

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Niswonger Foundation Selects Five New Scholars For 2017

The NISWONGER FOUNDATION, founded by Greeneville, Tennessee businessman and philanthropist Scott M. Niswonger, has selected five high school seniors to join the Niswonger Scholars program.  Currently, there are 21 Niswonger Scholars, with the newly selected students for 2017 bringing the total to 26.  The Foundation also has 61 alumni of the program. The Niswonger  Foundation […]

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Niswonger Foundation Announces New Workforce Readiness Program

John Tweed, Sponsor of CareerConnect        Law Loving, Coordinator of CareerConnect At a Media Event held on Wednesday, January 11, at West Greene High School, the Niswonger Foundation announced CareerConnect, a new workforce readiness and career exploration initiative for 10th – 12th graders. This three-year program, in partnership with Greene County and Greeneville City Schools, is […]

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Niswonger Foundation Receives Faith In The Future Award

Left to Right: Kelly Price, Eastman Credit Union, chair elect Chamber board; Carmen Butler, CenturyLink; Bill MacPherson, Domtar; Nancy Dishner, Niswonger Foundation; Mickey Trivett, WebCoUSA; Keddrain Bowen, Fanatics 101; Rick Bishop, Food City; Keith Young, Northeast State at Johnson City; Logan McCabe, Bristol Motor Speedway; Betsy Holleman, Speedway Children’s Charities; Lindy White, Franklin Woods Community […]

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Presents Young Peoples Concert at Niswonger Performing Arts Center

On November third, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, sponsored by Niswonger Foundation, presented the 2016 Young Peoples Concert at Niswonger Performing Arts Center.  This year’s theme titled KSOKids Guide to the Orchestra was presented, in two performances, to over 2200 students from across our region.   The primary goal of this annual program is to provide the opportunity for […]

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Scott Niswonger and Books From Birth Foundation Host First Lady Crissy Haslam in Greeneville

First Lady Haslam Celebrates New TN Imagination Library Partnerships at Two Green County Birthing Hospitals October 13, 2016 Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam and the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF)celebrated the launch of newborn enrollment partnerships with Takoma Regional Hospital and Laughlin Memorial Hospital in Greene County on Thursday. At both hospitals, each family of a newborn child will now be […]

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Niswonger Foundation And National Storytelling Center Provides Free Teacher Workshop

Imagination and Education: A Free Teacher Workshop with Tim Lowry Geared toward K-5 teachers Saturday, September 24 9:30-11:30 am Seating is limited · Call 800-952-8392 to reserve your spot According to Albert Einstein, imagination is even more important than book learning. Tim demonstrates practical ways to connect mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies through […]

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Niswonger Foundation Third Annual Counselor Convening

White House Representative Addresses Northeast Tennessee Counselor Convening A White House representative, fairytale skit, renowned storyteller, message from the state director of school counseling, and many more activities, focused on the importance of preparing students for post-secondary education and careers as the Niswonger Foundation hosted the Third Annual Northeast Tennessee Counselor Convening.  This year’s Convening was […]

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Tenth Annual School Success Symposium

The 2016 School Success Symposium will be held on June 30, 2016. Sponsored by the Niswonger Foundation and Eastman Chemical Company, the Symposium will be held at the Niswonger Preforming Arts Center and Greeneville High School.  The theme will be “LETS TALK LITERACY,” in recognition of Tennessee’s focus on improving literacy skills and in support of the […]

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


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