Junior Chamber Event
Established in 1921, the Nashville Junior Chamber has been a thriving part of Nashville for nearly a century and to celebrate the 96th year, members held a Roaring 20’s Gala.
The party was held in two sections. First, guests gathered at The Standard for hors d’oeuvres and drinks. There was a DJ and dance floor, and lots of black and white balloons and other decorations.
The group acknowledged its new leadership, as the presidential seat passed from Mark Silvestro to Anna Claire Bowen. Later, guests moved across the street to The Standard’s original building for more fun.
Nashville Junior Chamber was founded to offer civic and social opportunities for young professionals in the area.
Through a variety of events, the chamber enables members to connect with other young professionals and established business leaders while engaging in hands-on professional development and leadership training. This year, the Junior Chamber’s charities are Thistle Farms, Safe Haven, and Special Olympics.
For more information, visit nashvillejuniorchamber.org.
YLC Appreciation Luncheon
Young Leaders Council (YLC) hosted its annual appreciation luncheon for nonprofit executives and corporate sponsors at the W.O. Smith Music School.
Sponsored by Bank of America, the luncheon served as an opportunity to thank those organizations that have had YLC class graduates serve one-year terms on their boards as interns and those corporations who have donated to YLC events held throughout the year.
A buffet prepared by Jo’s Custom Cakes and Catering included watermelon and jalapeno salad, potatoes, asparagus, pork tenderloin, and fruit tarts.
Executive director Diane Hayes welcomed the attendees and board Chair Santi Tefel shared how YLC has grown over the past 32 years, with more than 150 graduates from five classes each year.
Nonprofits that participate with YLC and sent representatives included: Rocketown, Children’s Theatre, Preston Taylor Ministries, Mental Health America, Franktown Open Hearts, St. Luke’s Community House, Matthew Walker Health Center, End Slavery Tennessee, and Nashville Jazz Workshop.
TPAC Gala Patron Party
The TPAC Gala Patron Party was hosted by Dick and Sharalena Miller at their lovely home, with assistance from their daughter, Lora Miller.
Floral arrangements were by J. Michael Smith and the delicious food was prepared by Special Occasion.
Everyone enjoyed French dip sliders, mini quiches, chicken bites, ham pinwheels, and a fruit and cheese tray.
Pianist Teri Reid was supported by a percussionist and bassist.
The event included a lovely thematic photo op area, An American in Paris-themed welcome banners, and French touches, such as light-up champagne flutes and Eiffel Tower centerpieces.
The purpose of the patron party was to provide vital support for TPAC’s education programs, and to generate buzz for TPAC Gala, set for Saturday, August 26.
JDRF Pizza Event
JDRF, which fights juvenile diabetes, benefitted from a fundraiser at PizzaRev Taproom, which donated one hundred percent of the proceeds to the charity.
Located on West End Avenue, PizzaRev serves beer and wine and build your own pizzas, in which the customers choose from homemade dough options, sauces, cheeses and more than 30 toppings for one price.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, working to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. With T1D, the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone the body needs to get energy from food.
It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, there is nothing that can be done to prevent it, and, at present, there is no cure.
For more information, visit www.jdrf.org/midtennessee.