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In light of the devastating flooding in Louisiana, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has created the Louisiana Flood Disaster 2016 Fund to support affected communities, the victims and their ongoing needs.
Grants from the Fund will be made via the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to nonprofits addressing needs in the impacted communities.
In honor of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s 25th Birthday Celebration, the Foundation will host a conversation on American Philanthropy, Wednesday, August 31 from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the Woman's Club of Nashville, 3206 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville TN 37215.
Karl Zinsmeister, author of “The Almanac of American Philanthropy.”
Karl Zinsmeister is vice president at the Philanthropy Round table, a Washington, D.C. organization that helps foundations, corporations and major living donors be effective and efficient in their giving. Over a three-year period he created “The Almanac of American Philanthropy, “a major new work published in January 2016 as the definitive reference on private giving and its importance in U.S. society.
Seating is limited, so reserve your spot by calling (615) 321-4939 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some folks prefer staying close to the ground their whole lives. Others seem destined to soar.
Drew Owen appears headed for the latter as the first recipient of the Cameron Blake Parnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, established in 2015 and administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Under terms of the scholarship, students must be rising juniors or seniors at MTSU, majoring in aerospace with plans to become a pilot and maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average.
Louie’s Kids, a national nonprofit treating childhood obesity through promotion of healthier and more productive lifestyles, will be presenting Nashville’s first-ever Little Chef Big Chef fundraising dinner from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Germantown neighborhood’s acclaimed City House restaurant.
Host chef will be City House’s chef-owner Tandy Wilson, the reigning James Beard Foundation Award winner as Best Chef: Southeast. Guest chefs will include co-host Matt Bolus of The Gulch’s popular The 404 Kitchen, City House’s Pastry Chef Rebekah Turshen, and Michael Martin with Whole Foods Market Franklin.
Over the past several months, each of the chefs have been working with their assigned “Little Chef” in their kitchens as the youngsters learn to prepare and serve local food while emphasizing healthy cooking and quality ingredients.
Proceeds from Little Chef Big Chef will benefit The Louis S. Yuhasz Jr. Memorial Health Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.