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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 nonprofit awards ceremony, Salute brings together leaders in local business, community, and nonprofit sectors for a night of celebration. 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.

Explore the applications for Salute to Excellence 2021 in the links below.

“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

“In 2019, Justice Industries was a Salute to Excellence finalist, and while we didn’t win our nominated category, we still enjoyed many benefits from being in the final three. We are a small, young organization, so the recognition was really a validation for us. “Being seen” in the room with other well-respected non-profits, so many key players in community giving, and so many hard working volunteers elevated our organization like nothing else has.”

Ellen Peterson, Executive Director of Justice Industries, 2019 Finalist for the Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practice Award