Our 2022 Advisory Board

The Tomorrow Fund Advisory Board is committed to providing a training ground for the future leaders of Middle Tennessee’s philanthropic and outreach efforts.

  • Austin Warehime, President
  • Lynsey Beros, Vice President
  • Trey Woodhall, Secretary
  • Hilary Dennen
  • Sarah Ferraro
  • Derria Ford
  • Jordan Haller
  • Craig Hildreth
  • Zachary Roberts
  • Ray Rouillier
  • Carsyn Snagg
  • Elise Gibbons, The Tomorrow Fund Staff Advisor

Interested in becoming a Tomorrow Fund Board Member? Here’s what that entails:

  • Joining the Board is a three-year commitment and all members pay annual dues. Joining the Board is a three-year commitment and all members pay annual dues. To join the Board in 2023, please submit the application application form by November 30th, 2022

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  • Attend most Board Meetings and serve on one committee. Board meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. For the unforeseeable future, all meetings will be held remotely via Zoom due to the pandemic.
  • Participate in grantmaking (this is our FAVORITE perk!).Each year Board members use The Tomorrow Fund to recommend grants to Middle Tennessee nonprofits serving children. In 2021, Strick’s Gift received a $7,000 grant to efficiently provide infant clothing to 600 babies born into poverty in Nashville in partnership with local hospital social workers. And Nashville Food project received a $1,200 grant to prepare and share from-scratch, nutritious meals to share with our children and youth-serving community partners through their Meals Program.
  • Plan social events. Board Members and Tomorrow Fund friends plan and attend Happy Hours, often held once quarterly. Members of the social committee plan the location, date, and time of the event. All members then invite their social networks allowing us all to make new friends.
  • Plan community service opportunities. Board members and Tomorrow Fund friends are invited to attend our community service events held once quarterly. Members of the service committee reach out primarily to nonprofits that serve children, then plan date, time, and location. All members then invite their social networks allowing for maximum impact.
  • Plan our annual fundraising event. This event has changed throughout the years, but the premise is always the same, raise money with a fun party to support nonprofit organizations in Nashville that serve children. In most recent years, The Tomorrow Fund has hosted the summer bash Red, White & Brew, a July 4th-themed celebration that features live music, yummy eats, and delicious cocktails. In 2022,
    the event returned from a two-year pandemic hiatus in a big way, attracting a crowd of about 150 to the W Nashville Pool Deck for an evening of food, cocktails and an exhilarating performance by popular ’80s party band The Spazmatics. Members of the event committee help to plan and execute this event, but all members attend and invite their friends to join in on the fun.
  • Participate in the Giving Tree program. Held every December, members are required to support at least one child for the Giving Tree to help supplement a family’s holiday spending and also invite their friends and family to do the same. For fourteen years, this project has become a holiday tradition for many of our members and alumni. In 2021, the Giving Tree supported 150 children from four partnering childcare centers.

Still interested in joining? Reach out to Elise at elise@cfmt.org to get started.


Contact Information

Elise Gibbons

Elise Gibbons

Donor Services Coordinator

  • Elise@cfmt.org