2019 Salute to Excellence Winners and Finalists

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Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices Award

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville - WINNER
Justice Industries
Turnip Green Creative Reuse


Diversified Trust New Generations Award

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee -WINNER
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
Tennessee Justice Center


SunTrust Foundation CFO of the Year Award

Mario Flores – HOPE Family Health -WINNER
Courtney Hatfield – Mental Health America of the MidSouth
Deidre Matthews – Monroe Harding

Erie Chapman Foundation Servant’s Heart Award

Anthony Charles - Men of Valor-WINNER
Ken Engel - Nashville Rescue Mission
Sharon Travis - Sexual Assault Center


KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award

Eddie DeGarmo – FrankTown Open Hearts
Luther Wright Jr. – STARS Nashville
Melinda Balser – The Nashville Food Project-WINNER


Bank of America CEO of the Year Award

Lori Adukeh – 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee-WINNER
Lindsey Harris and Stephanie Teatro - Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
Hal Cato – Thistle Farms


The Memorial Foundation Leadership Award

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children
FrankTown Open Hearts
St. Luke’s Community House-WINNER


The Healing Trust Catalyst for Change Award

Sexual Assault Center
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
The Arc of Tennessee-WINNER


The Healing Trust Compassionate Care Award

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing-WINNER
Crossroads Campus
HOPE Family Health


United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Community Impact Award

Nashville Adult Literacy Council – Adult Education Collective Impact
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee – ACE Nashville -WINNER


The Frist Foundation Award of Achievement - Innovation in Action

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
Urban Green Lab -WINNER
YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee


The Frist Foundation Award of Achievement - Team Building

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle TN - Cleveland Park Boys & Girls Club -WINNER
Conexión Américas - Envision Nolensville Pike Collaborative
Nourish Food Bank - Nourish Hub


The Frist Foundation Award of Achievement - Revenue Development

Harvest Hands CDC - WINNER
Project Return
Thistle Farms