Winners & Finalists – Salute 2022:
Join CNM and our community supporters in congratulating the 2022 Salute to Excellence winners and finalist organizations. These nonprofits have demonstrated a high degree of excellence in various areas of nonprofit management, and we are proud to celebrate their work in our community.
The winner for each category was announced at CNM’s in-person awards ceremony held on October 20, 2022, at Belmont University Fisher Center.
View the 2022 Salute to Excellence digital program!
Amazon Social Justice Changemaker Award
The Equity Alliance – Winner
Diversified Trust New Generations Award
Unscripted – Winner
Advocates for Women’s and Kids’ Equality Tennessee (AWAKE)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Erie Chapman Foundation Radical Loving Care Award
Linda Cherry, Center of Hope – Winner
Adrienne Caldwell, Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Janie Elkins, The Next Door
KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award
Jeff Dobyns, Men of Valor – Winner
Todd Friedenberg, Samaritan Recovery Community
Avi Poster, Our Place Nashville
Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices Award
The Nashville Food Project – Winner
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee Inc.
The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action Award
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Winner
The Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award
TennGreen Land Conservancy – Winner
Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands
Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)
The Frist Foundation Team Building Award
Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors – Winner
The Memorial Foundation Leadership Award
Inspiritus, Inc. – Winner
Truist CFO of the Year Award
Andrew Williams, Columbia Academy – Winner
Barry Cunningham, Progress Inc.
Karla Garig, First Steps
TrustCore CEO of the Year Award
Gail Powell, High Hopes, Inc. – Winner
Pamela Sessions, Renewal House, Inc.
Leah Sherry, Turnip Green Creative Reuse
United Way of Greater Nashville Community Impact Award
UpRise Nashville & Healing Housing – Winners
Want to learn more about Salute to Excellence Event Sponsorship?
As a CNM partner, your funding will support nonprofit strategic growth, capacity building, and sustain CNM’s strength as the social sector’s hub and thought leader. Connect with our Director of Development & Marketing, Kara Duke, to explore future Salute Event Sponsor Opportunities.