Congratulations to our 2017 Salute to Excellence award winners!

  • Junior Achievement won the Skanska Educational Enhancement Award for its BizTown Expansion for MNPS.
  •  Second Harvest Food Bank won the Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices Award for its integrated approach to economic, environmental and social stewardship.
  • Faith Family Medical Clinic won the Diversified Trust New Generations Award for their Medical Clinic strategy that was designed specifically to attract millennials.
  • Cynthia Whetstone, CFO of STARS Nashville, won the SunTrust CFO of the Year Award for ensuring the highest stewardship and integrity of financial resources at STARS as well as the long-term fiscal stability of the agency.
  • Josh Butler of Preston Taylor Ministries won the Erie Chapman Foundation Servant’s Heart Award for his above-and-beyond youth mentoring.
  • Ron Carter of the Tennessee Kidney Foundation won the KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award for his exceptional leadership, commitment, and advocacy.
  • Stephanie Silverman of the Belcourt Theatre won the Bank of America CEO of the Year Award for strengthening the theatre's profile as one of Nashville's leading arts organization.
  • HOPE Family Health won The Memorial Foundation Leadership Award for its turnaround from nearly closing the doors in 2009, to growing the staff from 10 in 2012 to 53 in 2017.
  • Tennessee Justice Center won The Healing Trust Catalyst for Change Award for its use of the law, education, and advocacy to help vulnerable families access life's necessities.
  • Disability Rights Tennessee won The Healing Trust Compassionate Care Award for ensuring a progressive and compassionate organizational culture.
  • Tennessee Justice Center won The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action Award for its AskJane! program that makes navigating the maze of public health benefits much more reliable.
  • The Nashville Food Project won The Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award for its new contract meals program that provides mission-aligned nonprofits with ongoing, high-quality meals.