Established in 2007

During his tenure as Mayor of Nashville and Davidson County from 1999 to 2007, Bill Purcell worked hard to enhance and sustain a great community. He focused on the tangible, like a new metro courthouse and new public housing, but he also focused on the intangible, like restoring the self-esteem and “can do” attitude of a city. When Nashville was consistently rated at the top of the lists for livability and for corporate relocations, he had us wondering “what took them so long?” As his term ended, many of those who helped him lead this great city created this Fund to commemorate his work to better the Nashville community and to enable him to continue to invest in its present and future.