2019 Salute to Excellence Awards

2019 Award Descriptions


Applications are closed for Salute to Excellence 2019. View the 2019 finalists here.


Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement:

recognizes organizations that have developed innovative ways to carry out their missions, either on a large or small‐scale — innovations that go beyond the usual concepts of management or service delivery
recognizes agencies that develop new or more effective ways to bring in revenue, and to fund the organization in an uncertain economy
recognizes organizations that most powerfully demonstrate how they've mobilized, trained, coordinated and made the most effective use of volunteers, staff, community allies including other agencies, or other human resources

KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award — Learn more

recognizes a board member who shows exemplary leadership, commitment, and advocacy in his or her role on a nonprofit board


Bank of America CEO of the Year Award — Learn more

recognizes the importance of executive leadership in an organization's achievement of mission‐related results


The Healing Trust Catalyst for Change Award — Learn more

recognizes organizations that demonstrate boldness in expanding access to care, especially for vulnerable populations in Middle Tennessee, through systems change advocacy


The Healing Trust Compassionate Care Award — Learn more

recognizes a nonprofit where love and compassion characterize not only its delivery of service to those in need, but also in the ways team members care for and support each other


Memorial Foundation Leadership Award — Learn more

recognizes nonprofits that have risen above substantial fiscal problems through effective turnaround management


Erie Chapman Foundation Servant's Heart Award — Learn more

recognizes individuals providing care and/or assistance to the clients of a nonprofit agency, on the “first line of caregiving” of the service profession


SunTrust Foundation CFO of the Year Award — Learn more

recognizes the staff person who has made a financial difference to his or her agency either in creatively working through a time of financial difficulty or in taking advantage of a financial opportunity


Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices Award — Learn more

recognizes the importance of sustainability as a business approach that integrates economic, environmental, and social stewardships within a community


Diversified Trust New Generations Award — Learn more

recognizes effective utilization of specific projects, programs, activities, or campaigns that engage new clients, volunteers, and donors


United Way of Metropolitan Nashville Community Impact Award — Learn more

recognizes a collective group of organizations working together to alleviate poverty by impacting multiple dimensions of a system, including policy, practices, power dynamics, and relationships


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Note: Please click "Learn more" to access a PDF version of the application, allowing you to gather your information and answers before beginning the application process. Applications cannot be saved once started, so we recommend gathering the information in advance and then setting aside about 30 minutes to complete the application. If you have any questions or issues, contact Chelsea Hardin at (615) 259-0100 ext. 311 or chelsea@cnm.org.


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