Ballet Ball Patron Party
The Ballet Ball Patron Party was held at War Memorial Auditorium, and included a cocktail hour, dinner and a sneak peek at this year’s musical entertainment for the ball.
Mark Humphreys welcomed the crowd and Nancy Cheadle is serving as honorary chair.
Everyone enjoyed a buffet meal by Kristin Winston, with chicken and artichoke hearts, potato gratin, numerous vegetables and cheese cake for dessert.
A silent auction offered trips to Inlet Beach, FL and the Bahamas, wine, art, and more.
Homage will be paid to Johnny Cash at this year’s ball and his son, John Carter Cash, performed at the patron party with his wife Ana Cristina Cash, and the Nashville Ballet dancers in a preview of the ball’s entertainment.
The two performed one of John Carter Cash’s parents’ hit songs, “Jackson,” and Anna Cristina Cash sang several other pieces from her new album, as well as “At Last” and more.
Ballet Ball 2018 will be held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, March 3.
Tiffany Circle Lunch & Learn
Tiffany Circle members and guests gathered at the Wellspire Center for the annual Lunch & Learn, hosted by Maxine Majors and Betsy Wills.
Tennessee Region Chair Barbara Bovender welcomed newest member, First Lady Crissy Haslam, and presented her with a Tiffany & Co. bracelet and member charms.
Guests enjoyed lunch from Chef’s Market while learning more about the vast International Services of the American Red Cross from visiting members of the national headquarters team.
There was an interesting hands-on experience which involved putting vulnerable communities literally “on the map” by building maps of a remote, unmapped area of Myanmar in real-time to assist American Red Cross workers who are providing humanitarian aid and vaccines.
The Tiffany Circle is an organization of women leaders who, through an investment of time, talent and funds, help advance the American Red Cross mission, which is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies.
La Bella Notte
The 24th annual La Bella Notte was held by the Nashville Opera Guild at the Hilton Nashville Downtown to benefit Nashville Opera’s education program.
Guild President Esther Swink and Master of Ceremonies John Hoomes welcomed the crowd and Jay Cash was in charge of the raucous live auction.
The live auction offered a four-night stay at one of 19 residences, donated by Janet and Jonathan Weaver. Also up for bid were a bottle of Opus One wine, valued at $465 and donated by Mark Tillinger, a tour of the Metropolitan Opera with accommodations donated by Esther and Jeff Swink, and a Miami Beach condo donated by AJS Properties, with Southwest Airlines tickets provided by Anne Marie McNamara.
The silent auction included everything from art, glassware, bookends and a vinegar set, to a beautiful wooden box by Doug Regen and a Gibson guitar.
Between courses of the meal, Emily Tweedy, Allison Deady, Brian Skoog, Conor McDonald and pianist Amy Tate Williams performed for the delighted crowd.