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Salute to Excellence 2022 Awards Ceremony

** Early Bird Pricing Available Until October 1st **


Event History:

In its 29th year, CNM’s Salute to Excellence, presented by PNC Bank, has been a cornerstone event in Middle Tennessee, celebrating nonprofit leadership, impact, and innovation. Over the years, the event has honored more than 600 nonprofit organizations and awarded over $3.5 million to exemplary organizations and their leadership.

Event Description:

As the nation’s largest nonprofit award ceremony, this year’s event will feature 34 finalists in 12 award categories of excellence. The finalist organizations are comprised of nonprofits large and small in diverse service areas supporting communities across Middle Tennessee. 

Similar to the Oscars and other black-tie awards ceremonies, this venue will feature auditorium seating, with seats placed in arc-shaped rows that all face the center stage. We will have an open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres, along with food stations to give guests many options for what to eat, who to talk to, etc.


  • 4:45 pm - Doors Open
  • 5:00 pm - Cocktail Hour & Passed Hors D'oeurves 
  • 6:30 pm - Awards Ceremony Begins


Attendees will be able to purchase individual seats that are general admission. Click the corresponding button(s) below to purchase your tickets through Belmont University's ticketing system. If you do not already have an account with Belmont University, you will be prompted to create an account for checkout purchases. Please contact Kara Duke at with any ticketing questions. Early Bird pricing is available until October 1st. 

Salute to Excellence Nonprofit and Member Ticket Link

Salute to Excellence Corporate Ticket Link

Special Needs, Accommodations, and Event Questions:

We strive to be open and inclusive with our events. Please contact Kara Duke at 615-544-4719 or if you need any accommodations or special requests, or have additional event-related questions.

You can also visit our FAQ Page for additional information on parking, ticketing, COVID-19 safety precautions, and more!

October 20th, 2022 4:45 PM through  8:30 PM
Belmont University’s Fisher Center
2020 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37212
United States
Event Fee(s)
Nonprofit - Early Bird ONLY $75.00
Corporate - Early Bird ONLY $90.00
Nonprofit $90.00
Corporate $125.00
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