Established in 2007

Their careers had Barbara and Eric Chazen caring for this community almost since their arrival some 50 years ago. Eric (better known as Dr. Chazen) led one of the preeminent pediatric practices. Barbara led Commerce Union’s and Bank of America’s efforts to invest wisely and well in community relations and in the arts. In fact, in that capacity Barbara hosted the very first meeting to discuss the possibility of creating what is now The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and served as the inaugural chair of The Women’s Fund. Today, Barbara continues to lead through her work with various arts organizations, and Eric continues to care for the health of children through his work in training medical students at Vanderbilt. They established this Fund as an extension of their charitable giving.