Congratulations to our 2016 Salute to Excellence award winners!

  • Conexión Américas won the new Skanska Educational Enhancement Award, which recognizes direct service and collaboration within the public school system, for its pipeline of educational programs and wraparound services.
  • Turnip Green Creative Reuse won the Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices Award for its integrated approach to economic, environmental and social stewardship.
  • Dianna Murphy of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee won the SunTrust CFO of the Year Award for her contributions in process improvements, internal controls, and streamlined financial budgeting and reporting.
  • Thriashaun Stephens of Bethlehem Centers of Nashville won the Erie Chapman Foundation Servant’s Heart Award for and going the extra mile serving as a mentor for at-risk youth with genuine positivity.
  • Clare Armistead of Friends of Warner Parks won the KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award for her longtime leadership is guiding Warner Parks to become a nationally recognized destination park.
  • Smyrna-La Vergne Food Bank won The Memorial Foundation Leadership Award, which honors a nonprofit that has overcome substantial fiscal problems, for creating a stronger, more diversified base of critical financial support and food donations over the past three years.
  • Open Table Nashville won The Healing Trust Catalyst for Change Award for its advocacy efforts that provide the marginalized a platform to share their voices and shape key public policies.
  • The Refuge Center for Counseling won The Healing Trust Compassionate Care Award for its “nurture team” system that supports employees with tools to prevent compassion fatigue and celebrates personal and professional successes.
  • The Next Door won The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action award for its facility that integrates a new approach for focusing on women impacted by addiction and trauma.
  • End Slavery Tennessee’s “Building a Survivor Care Team” program won The Frist Foundation Team Building award for building a team of law enforcement officials, legislators, court professionals, social services agencies, healthcare providers, and businesses to give human trafficking victims hope.