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Salute to Excellence 2010 Finalists
CNM Congratulates the Finalists and Winners of Salute to Excellence 2010
• The Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement recognize excellence in Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations in three categories: Innovation in Action, Making a Difference, and Team Building.
o The winner in the Innovation in Action category is the Rooftop. Finalists are Mercy Children’s Clinic and Tennessee Wildlife Federation.
o The winner in the Making a Difference category is Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee.
Finalists are Hands On Nashville and Middle Tennessee Council,
Boy Scouts of America Inc.
o The winner in the Team Building category is Nashville Pro Bono Program of the Legal Aid Society.
Finalists are Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity and Second Harvest Food Bank of
• The Bank of America CEO of the Year Award, highlights the importance of executive leadership in an organization’s achievement of mission-related results. This year’s winner is William Burleigh of Operation Stand Down Nashville. Melba Marcrum of McNeilly Center for Children and Jude White of Renewal House are finalists.
• The KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award recognizes board members who go the extra mile for their organizations. This year’s winner is Dr. Eugene Regen of Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt. Randy Laszewski of Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity and Tim Garrett of Tennessee Kidney Foundation.
• The Marvin Runyon Leadership Award is awarded to a nonprofit agency that has demonstrated sound management strategy in the heat of crisis. This year’s winner is Safe Haven Family Shelter. Finalists are BrightStone and YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
• The Ford Motor Company Excellence in Communications Award is presented to the organization that exemplifies the best strategies for planning and executing a communications program designed to advance the mission of the organization. This year’s winner is Sexual Assault Center. The finalists are Cumberland Heights and Second Harvest Food Bank.
• The Baptist Healing Trust and Erie Chapman Foundation Servant’s Heart Award was created to recognize individuals who are providing care and/or assistance to the clients of a nonprofit agency and who are on the “front lines” of the service profession. This year’s winner is Paula Markham of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. The finalists are Laz O’Leary of Monroe Harding and Sandra Roberts of The Center for Family Development.
• The Baptist Healing Trust Healing Charity Award is designed to recognize a nonprofit where love and compassion characterize its delivery of service. This year’s winner is Hope House. The finalists are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and Interfaith Dental Clinic.
Each year CNM hosts Salute to Excellence, the “Academy Awards” of the Middle Tennessee nonprofit community, with a dinner and awards presentation that honors area nonprofits for their commitment to management excellence. Salute to Excellence 2010 was held on Tuesday, September 21, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Rhori Johnston, NewsChannel 5 anchor, was the master of ceremonies. This year marked the 18th Salute to Excellence.
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