Humane’s Cause for Paws Fashion Show
More than 300 people gathered at Belle Meade Country Club for Nashville Humane Association’s Cause for Paws luncheon and fashion show with clothes from Jamie.
Everyone perused the huge silent auction, which offered trips to New York, Disney World, Seagrove Beach and other destinations, pet items, lots of dinners, services, classes, items for children, entertainment, jewelry, experiences, salon services, and a Loveless Cafe basket.
Then the lunch was served, including chicken salad on avocado halves, fruit, pimento cheese sandwiches, and a choice of banana pudding or chocolate tarts.
The Julia Colton Animal Welfare Award was presented to Mike Hill, who has served on the shelter’s board in several roles, including president, VP of finance, and president of the Humane’s foundation.
Patrons of the fundraiser included: Barbara Speyer, Beth Fabel, Betsy Wills, Joan Cheek, Joni Werthan, Judi Duling, Laura Bearden, Laurie Eskind, Linda Ervin, Mary Crossman, Mary Ann McGinn, Phran Galante, Phyllis Fridrich, Janice LaGasse, Shirley Speyer, John Colton, Portia Wells, Sharron Francis, and Kristin Locke.
Catered by Infinity Events, the menu offered hot chicken on waffles, fried green tomatoes, veggie skewers, meatloaf and mashed potato cups, and mac and cheese balls.
Silent auction items included: Predators and Titans tickets, Academy of Country Music Honors Awards tickets, a signed guitar by Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, organization from The Home Edit, and diamond earrings from Cindi Earl Jewelers.
Live auction items were: trips to Jackson Hole, WY and Walt Disney World, and an evening of dinner and country music in the winner’s home with songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson performing.
All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the quality and sustainability of Westminster School for Young Children’s programs.
Arts & Business Council Event
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville awarded Nashville business leader and arts supporter Shirley Zeitlin the Martha Rivers Ingram Arts Visionary Award at an event at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Zeitlin founded Zeitlin & Co., Realtors in 1979 and the firm has grown to over 100 agents. Zeitlin also has been very active in the community and has served on boards such as Saint Thomas Health Services, the Nashville Symphony, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville Downtown Partnership, and the Arts and Business Council. Zeitlin also served as the first female president of the Tennessee Association of Realtors.
Previous Ingram Arts Visionary Award winners include: Earl Swensson, Denny Bottorf, Walter Knestrick, Steve Turner and Jay Turner. Corporate sponsors of this event included Earl Swensson Associates and Cumberland Trust.
Guests included: Amy and Brannan Atkinson, Annette Eskind, Sandra Lipman, Laurie Eskind, Jay Turner, Sara Figal, Bill Herschman, and Pam Sheridan.
The Frist Gala, celebrating the exhibition Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea, took place at the Frist Center.
The invitation was designed by Joyner & Hogan and featured the Tibetan, Japanese, and Korean characters for “dharma,” a term most commonly defined as the teachings of the Buddha.
Upon arrival, about 450 guests entered an environment inspired by the exhibition. The venue was adorned with floral arrangements by The Tulip Tree which used orchids, calla lilies, tulips, lilies, and other blooms.
Musical entertainment was provided by The Paul Nelson Cello Duo.
Guests enjoyed cuisine by Kristen Winston Catering, which served beef tenderloin, asparagus, and a chocolate dessert with brandied cherries.
Inside the tent where everyone was seated for dinner was an all-white decor, with white cloths, chairs and flowers, and a few touches of red from banners and Chinese paper lanterns.
The party is the primary annual fundraiser for the Frist Center’s education and outreach programs.
JDRF Promise Gala
The 17th Annual JDRF Promise Gala, An Enchanted Evening, was held at the Omni Nashville Hotel, where more than 800 people gathered to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes.
The black tie evening included a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and musical entertainment.
Meg Rush was recognized as the 2017 JDRF Living & Giving Award honoree.
Everyone enjoyed live and silent auctions, featuring more than 200 items which were cleverly displayed and grouped together by type.
In addition to delicious appetizers and a three-course meal, those on hand also enjoyed wine from Woodbridge Wines and beer from Oskar Blues Brewery, donated by Lipman.
The program was hosted by Hope Hines and the auctioneer was Jeff Randall.
Guests that evening included: Melanie and David Baker, Emily and Jason Hubbard, Sandra and Larry Lipman, Betsy and Mike Mularkey, Kim and Peter Oldham, and Wright Pinson.
Symphony Fashion Show
The Symphony Fashion Show was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, featuring the latest collection of designer Zac Posen.
Everyone loved his glamorous designs, which are known for artisanal craftsmanship, anatomical construction and creative use of textiles.
Allison DeMarcus emceed the evening and Kelsea Ballerini was the entertainer. Florals by Tulip Tree featured orchids, roses, peonies and other gorgeous blooms. Kristen Winston prepared a cocktail buffet offering mini gyoza, risotto cakes, little BLTs, vegetables and dip, cookies and more.
The Young & Fashionable event for younger people was chaired by Rachel Ailor and Ashley Alexander.
Supporters included: Christine Barggren, Barbara Bovender, Martha Ingram, Caitlin Kelley, Katie and Kevin Crumbo, Sheila and Nelson Shields, Stephanie and John Ingram, Sharalena and Dick Miller, Pam and Phil Pfeffer, Anne and Joe Russell, April and Ford Tomlin, and Wanda and George Tomlin.
St. Luke’s Bishop’s Barbecue
St. Luke’s Community House’s 4th Annual Bishop’s Barbecue was held at St. Luke’s.
The event begin with a cocktail party outside under a tent on a gorgeous evening. Then everyone moved inside for dinner and the program.
St. Luke’s CEO Corey Gephart welcomed the guests and Mary Hance served as emcee.
David Waller received the Melinda O. Bass Leadership Award for his six years on St. Luke’s board, including three years as chairman, as well as his leadership positions in other areas of the community.
Leslie McGinn was presented with the Joe Sowell Legacy Volunteer Award, for her many years of serving in a variety of ways at St. Luke’s.
Served family style, the dinner included barbecue pork and chicken, mac and cheese, pasta salad, slaw, cookies and brownies.
The silent auction offered a guitar signed by Reba McEntire, Disney tickets, a gift card for Hard Rock Cafe, a glam night package, fitness sessions, and more.
YMCA’s Barnstorming Event
The YMCA’s Barnstorming event was a benefit for the Green Hills YMCA in the party barn and a huge tent at the home of Sandy Cornelius, founder of the event.
The evening featured singer/songwriters Jim Beavers, Jon Nite, Jimmy Robbins, Don Sampson, Roxie Dean and Jefferey East performing for the appreciative crowd.
A delicious buffet was provided by Daily Dish, and included a green salad, Southwest dressing, corn cakes, Spanish rice, cheddar cakes, refried beans, chili lime grilled chicken, salsa, chips and Key Lime Pie.
There were numerous clear vases on the tables filled with sliced limes and topped with beautiful pink hydrangeas.
A large silent auction offered art, restaurant gift cards, activities, a trip to Sandestin, tickets for Jet Blue Airlines, two guitars, sports memorabilia, wine, botox, jewelry, makeup application and other health and beauty items, personal training and pilates classes at the YMCA, a cake and gift card from Nothing Bundt Cakes, and staycations at Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel, Hampton Inn, Westin Hotel, the Omni, and Germantown Inn.