Salute to Excellence Finalists
Join CNM, our presenting sponsor PNC Bank, and our community supporters in congratulating the 2022 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 in-person awards ceremony on October 20, 2022.
Amazon Social Justice Changemaker Award
Diversified Trust New Generations Award
Erie Chapman Foundation Radical Loving Care Award
Adrienne Caldwell, Operation Stand Down Tennessee
Linda Cherry, Center of Hope
Janie Elkins, The Next Door
KraftCPAs Board Member of the Year Award
Jeff Dobyns, Men of Valor
Todd Friedenberg, Samaritan Recovery Community
Avi Poster, Our Place Nashville
Piedmont Natural Gas Sustainable Practices Award
The Frist Foundation Innovation in Action Award
The Frist Foundation Revenue Development Award
The Frist Foundation Team Building Award
The Memorial Foundation Leadership Award
Truist CFO of the Year Award
Barry Cunningham, Progress Inc.
Karla Garig, First Steps
Andrew Williams, Columbia Academy
TrustCore CEO of the Year Award
Gail Powell, High Hopes, Inc.
Pamela Sessions, Renewal House, Inc.
Leah Sherry, Turnip Green Creative Reuse
United Way of Greater Nashville Community Impact Award
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