Social – 5/29/14

– Susan G. Komen’s Tutu Tuesday –

Some wild and crazy people donned pink tutus at a Komen Race for the Cure Tutu Tuesday at Jonathan’s in Cool Springs.

The 2014 Race for the Cure will be October 25 in Brentwood to help raise funds and awareness to end breast cancer by providing free mammograms and diagnostics, medical treatment for qualified breast cancer patients who cannot afford care, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, and much more.

Up to 75 percent of the funds raised at the race remains in Middle Tennessee and the remaining 25 percent goes to fund international research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.

The race depends on individual and team participation and fundraising by participants will go on right up to race day. For more information or to register for the race visit

Susan G. Komen’s Tutu Tuesday



– 2nd Chance 4 Pets –

Tail Waggin’, a professional pet walking and pet care business, held a fundraiser for 2nd Chance 4 Pets at the Franklin Theatre, where Jamie Cartwright kicked off the event by singing The National Anthem.

Heart of Gold Awards were presented to the following for saving a pet or pets: Amanda Parsons, Joe and Beverly Craig, Emily Magid, Mark and Laura Bellotti, Gail Soja, and Chuck and Grindle Sloan.

Major sponsors were Hippie Radio 94.5, Gail Soja, and The Farm at Natchez Trace and Steve Jarrell and the Sons of the Beach band backed 12 Baby Boomer Legends artists singing their original hits.

The silent auction showcased items such as: a house concert featuring Dickey Lee & Buzz Cason, including autographed lyrics to their hits She Thinks I Still Care and Everlasting Love.

Puckett’s provided barbecue sliders, potato skins, catfish fingers and chicken wraps, while Whole Foods donated cheese, and fruit platers, large cakes decorated with musical notes and vinyl records, and more.

Baby Boomer music played in the background during the reception, and adoptable pets were shown on the theatre screen to entice potential adopters.

Guests included: Michael Gray, Mark Volman, Jim Knight, Chip and Diane Young, Aaron and Connie Brown, Jake and Peggy Vaughn, Doug and Meg Swain, Dan Vold, John and Jamie Cartwright, Ralph and Martha Conwill, Ed and Christine Klehammer, Mike and Julie Willmering, Kathleen and Kasey Lowry, Mike and Carol Ennis, David and Joan Glisson, Patricia Albrecht, and Andreas Werner.

2nd Chance 4 Pets is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose volunteers work nationwide to provide pet owners with resources to help plan for the possibility that their pets might outlive them. Visit for more information.

2nd Chance 4 Pets


– Cumberland Heights Luncheon –

Reaching New Heights, Women’s Luncheon for Cumberland Heights was held at Hillwood Country Club.

Leslie Dabrowiak was the recipient of the “Sheila Keeble Award” to recognize a woman who has made a difference in the recovery community.

This year’s speaker was Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford.

Bales was elected to the board of directors of the Betty Ford Center in 1992 and succeeded her mother as chairman of the board from 2005 – 2010.

Bales was at the forefront in the development of several programs at the center, including medical student training, the center’s children’s program, and special programs for women with addictive disease.

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– Belle Meade Plantation Derby Party –

Belle Meade Plantation’s annual Derby party was held in the Carriage House, where guests were dressed up in traditional Derby attire.

Many of the ladies wore gorgeous hats and gentlemen donned seersucker suits, and other colorful and summer friendly clothing.

The event offered race day beverages, games of chance, live viewing of races on large screens throughout the Carriage House, and pig races.

Everyone enjoyed prime rib, carved by Sperry’s employees, stuffed eggs, trout dip, pimento cheese, chicken tenders, spinach dip, mini desserts, and much more.
This event is Belle Meade Plantation’s annual primary fundraiser which supports the preservation and educational programs at Belle Meade Plantation. All proceeds from this event benefit these programs.

For more information about Belle Meade Plantation, visit

Belle Meade Plantation Derby Party


– Harding Art Show Preview Party –

Harding Art Show Chairs Ashley Heeren and Vickie Mertz and their committee did a great job with arranging a show which offered all kinds of fabulous art to benefit Harding Academy.

Guests enjoyed walking through an elegant entry way which featured a huge arrangement of big white orchids on branches by Tulip Tree, lots of white draping and even couches for those weary from shopping.

At the preview party, guests enjoyed upscale Southern fare and the signature cocktail, the Mark Twang.

Artists who showed their work included: Ben Caldwell, Jamey Chernicky, Robin Fuller, Charles Hunt, Turry Lindstrom, Emily Little, Lory Lockwood, Evy McPherson, and Amanda Bennett.

Among the committee members were: Wendy Gatto, Maria McKamey, Megan Owen, Jennie and John Witherspoon, LaDonna Merville, Sarah McKay, Jill Parker, Susan Ryan, and many more.

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– YWCA Spring Breakfast –

Following the annual Spring Breakfast, more than 700 friends and supporters of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee gave generously to the organization to support the life-saving and life-changing programs of the YWCA.

Attendees heard from a survivor of domestic violence who called the YWCA crisis line and entered the emergency Weaver Domestic Violence Center.

They also heard from a recent GED graduate who not only works full time, but is also a student at Vol State Community College with a full schedule.

And a 12-year-old John Early Magnet Middle School student shared her personal story of being bullied and how the YWCA’s Girls Inc. program empowered her to become stronger, smarter and bolder.

Mayor Karl Dean and District Attorney General Tory Johnson presented awards for the YWCA Legal Challenge, a call to Nashville’s legal community to join in the fight against domestic violence. Attorneys were asked to learn more about domestic violence, take a test for CLE credit, and donate to the YWCA.

YWCA Spring Breakfast


– Watkins’ The pARTy –

The pARTy: Celebrate the Creative is an annual event to benefit Watkins College of Art, Design & Film which was held at OZ.

The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner by Kristen Winston Catering, a silent auction, and a live auction segment emceed by Mac Hardcastle which featured art-themed travel packages to Peru, the Basque Region of Spain, New Orleans and New York City, as well as a 120th anniversary Les Paul Standard guitar and VIP factory tour from Gibson Guitar.

There was a special tribute to longtime Watkins Commissioner Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., who was honored for his many years of service as a Watkins commissioner.

The pARTy benefits the education and outreach programs of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, the independent, nonprofit, four-year baccalaureate college now in its 129th year of service and inspiration to the community.

Part of a consortium of 41 art and design colleges across this country and Canada, Watkins is a fully accredited college of art and design both regionally and nationally, granting BFA degrees in film, fine art, graphic design, interior design and photography, a BA in art, and certificates in film and in interior design.

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