Salute to Excellence Finalists
Join CNM, our presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and our community supporters in congratulating the 2021 Salute to Excellence finalist organizations. These nonprofits have demonstrated a high degree of excellence in various areas of nonprofit management, and we are proud to celebrate the work they do in our community.
Salute to Excellence finalists are selected by panels of community volunteers. Each award has its own unique panel, who review the specific criteria and deliberate to select the finalists and winner. A winner for each category will be announced at CNM’s virtual ceremony October 21, 2021.
In addition to the awards below, The Memorial Foundation is also sponsoring a People’s Choice Award for Nonprofit Leadership. All CNM members who are not finalists in the ten categories below are eligible for nomination. Voting will happen live on October 21. Stay tuned for more details!
CEO of the Year
Tallu Schuyler Quinn, The Nashville Food Project
Dr. Gatluak Thach, Nashville International Center for Empowerment
Rikki Harris, TN Voices
Diversified Trust New Generations
Erie Chapman Foundation Radical Loving Care
James Slater, Center for Living and Learning
Pamela Styles, Progress, Inc.
Tiffany Ladd, The Salvation Army
KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year
Daryl Farler, Amputee Blade Runners
Doria Panvini, The Arc Tennessee
Fred McLaughlin, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee
Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices
The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action
The Frist Foundation Revenue Development
The Frist Foundation Team Building
United Way of Greater Nashville Community Impact
SunTrust Now Truist CFO of the Year
Cecily McSurdy, Interfaith Dental Clinic
Heather Verble, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Renee Wood, Thistle Farms