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Hosted by The Community Foundation, The Big Payback will help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. For 24 hours on May 5, 2015, donors can make gifts to participating nonprofits located in or providing services in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee. Donations will be amplified by matching funds, bonuses, and additional prizes. It will be a race to the finish!
The 2015 Power of the Purse® Luncheon will feature keynote speaker DEBBI FIELDS, an entrepreneur who transformed a recipe from her kitchen into one of the nation’s most visible, successful, dessert empires. The Power of the Purse® Luncheon and silent auction benefits The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which supports Middle Tennessee women and girls in need.
Struggling to come up with the perfect gift? Give the gift of giving! The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Giving Card Program offers you the opportunity to give a meaningful, unique gift to commemorate memorable life occasions, holidays and more. Like a retail gift card, Charitable Giving Cards are purchased and loaded with a value by the buyer and then given for any occasion – as a gift that pays it forward. You select the amount, and the recipient redeems the value of the card to any registered nonprofit in Middle Tennessee and beyond!
The Brooks Fund History Project is a diverse multimedia record of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) life in Middle Tennessee, which will be archived in Nashville Public Library’s Special Collections Division: Oral History Collections. This collection will be accessible to the public and provides a record of an earlier generation that struggled for acceptance with themselves, their family and community. Since spring 2009, multiple interviews have been conducted chronicling the lives of gay, transgender and bisexual residents, reflecting on life in Middle Tennessee before 1970, and how homosexuality was viewed in the larger community.