Annual Volunteer Awards expands, moves to Franklin Theatre
“The Stars of Our Community” will shine on Wednesday, July 30, at the eighth annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards and Volunteer Spirit Awards.
The awards will be presented at the Franklin Theatre with Pinnacle Financial Partners generously serving as the presenting sponsor for the event.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour provided by Lipman Brothers and food from Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant.
The awards presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are just $25 and may be purchased at through the Franklin Theatre Web site.
The top award of the evening is the Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award, chosen from nominations submitted by more than 30 local nonprofit organizations or charities.
New awards being added this year will recognize Civic Groups, Corporate Volunteer Teams, as well as Individual Corporate volunteers. Also being presented will be the Volunteer Spirit, Youth Initiative, and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Another new feature will be the presentation of the Legacy Award, a continuation of the Business Legends Award previously presented by the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce. This award will recognize an individual or individuals who have made significant impact in the areas of business, quality of life, and leadership.
Serving as chairmen for the event are local Realtors, J. Edward & Brenda Tuck Campbell of Synergy Realty Network, LLC.
Additional sponsors include Buerger, Moseley & Carson, Rep. Charles Sargent, PLA Media, and Waddey & Patterson PC. Serving as supporters are Kathie Moore, The Better Businesss Bureau of Middle Tennessee and The Integrity Foundation, State Sen. Jack Johnson, State Rep. Jeremy Durham, County Mayor Rogers Anderson, Laura Perry of Homeland Title Co., and Cherie Hammond for State Representative.
Franklin Tomorrow is the community visioning nonprofit which seeks to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin. That shared vision includes a vibrant economy, distinct character, robust neighborhoods, and great people.
Honorees and their categories are:
Franklin Lions Club
Men of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Narrow Gate Foundation
Soroptimist International of Franklin
Williamson County Education Foundation
Corporate Volunteer Teams
Carbine & Associates
Nissan North America
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.
The Nutro Company
Individual Corporate volunteers
Daryl Walny of Carbine & Associates
Regg Swanson of Star Physical Therapy
Youth Initiative Award
Honorees for the Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award, Ned T. Lea Lifetime Achievement Award, and Williamson County Business Legacy Award are not made public.