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April 22, 2013
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Bank donates $2,500 to Knoxville Museum of Art in Devenski’s name
Home Federal Bank named Carol Devenski a 2013 Hometown Hero and presented a check for $2,500 in her name to the Knoxville Museum of Art at a ceremony at the Home Federal Bank Bearden branch on Monday, April 22.
Now in its third year, the Hometown Heroes program spotlights ordinary people who do extraordinary things for others and their community. The public submitted dozens of nominations and ten winners were selected for their extraordinary volunteer work. A $2,500 donation is made in each honoree’s name to the nonprofit of his or her choice, and an overall winner of the ten finalists will have an additional $2,500 donation made in his or her name.
“There are so many great people that selflessly do an incredible amount of good for our community and never get the credit they deserve,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “People like Carol Devenski, whose volunteer efforts help bring an appreciation of the arts to people throughout our community, exemplify what it means to be a Hometown Hero.”
A volunteer docent at the Knoxville Museum of Art since 2007, Devenski knows how to make art understandable for all ages. She does extensive research on the art and exhibitions at the museum and enthusiastically shares her knowledge with staff and visitors. She has logged more than 670 volunteer hours in the past year, inspiring in others an interest and appreciation for art.
“We are happy to honor these Hometown Heroes,” said Keasling. “And we are pleased to support these programs that do such great things for our neighbors throughout the year.”
Knoxville Museum of Art director of development Susan Hyde accepted the donation on behalf of the KMA.
About Home Federal Bank
Home Federal Bank is a locally-owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through branches in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. For more information, visit http://www.homefederalbanktn.com.