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Salute to Excellence

October 29, 2020

Nonprofits deserve recognition for the way they enrich life in Middle Tennessee. That’s why CNM is committed to honoring the hard work of nonprofit organizations and their commitment to community during Salute to Excellence.

The country’s largest nonprofits award ceremony, Salute brings together over 1000 leaders in local business, community, and nonprofit sectors. In its 27 years, the event has featured more than 500 nonprofit finalists and awarded more than $3 million to exemplary recipient organizations and their leadership.


Salute to Excellence applications are currently on hold as we evaluate the situation in light of COVID-19. Please check back for more updates.


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“Winning a Salute to Excellence Award was a huge goal for us at Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee! It lifted our sights and opened the door to new audiences for our free cancer support program. Above all, we were thrilled to celebrate our non-profit community and be recognized amongst our peers.”

Hayley Levy, Director of Development for Gilda’s Club of Middle Tennessee, 2018 Winner for KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year

“We were shortlisted for two awards in 2018 and one of the unexpected consequences was the way in which Salute to Excellence raised awareness of our mission and programs among philanthropists in Nashville. That became apparent during our Annual Fund campaign in the weeks following the Awards dinner, when we received a surprising number of new donors giving at a significant level.”

Harriet Warner, Development Director for Crossroads Campus, 2018 Finalist for The Frist Foundation Awards of Achievement – Innovation in Action and Revenue Development