The deadline for nominations for Franklin Tomorrow’s 13th annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards has been extended for one week until Friday, May 24, to allow for additional time to prepare nominations.

Williamson County is blessed with individuals of all ages and companies and groups of all sizes who give unselfishly of themselves to make our community a better place. Consider nominating them for one of many awards given as part of Franklin Tomorrow’s 13th annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards.

The ceremony will be held Wednesday, July 24, at Franklin Theatre, with a pre-event reception for ticketholders and nominees at F&M Bank. Additional information can be found in the online nomination form below. To request a complete nomination packet and form, send an email to

Awards are presented in a variety of categories to individuals, businesses and civic groups, with one new award this year and another renamed. Being added this year is the Emerging Leader Award and the Legacy Award presented to recognize a lifetime of service to the community will be known as the Charles. M. Sargent Legacy Award. Sargent received the award in in July 2018 prior to his death later that year.

Categories for the awards include the Volunteer Spirit, which honors up to three individuals involved in altering the environment around them simply by their service and heart for their community; the Youth Initiative Award, given to individuals under the age of 21 who are involved either in a variety of community activities or primarily in one organization as a significant volunteer; and the Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award, given to one individual to honor the collective effect of their work and the impact on the agencies themselves and the community at large.

Nomination forms may be found on Franklin Tomorrow’s web site through this link and should be submitted after completion to

Franklin Tomorrow’s Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards are presented in partnership with Jackson National Life Insurance Company, which underwrites the cost of presentation at the Franklin Theatre. Additional support comes from Buerger, Moseley & Carson PLLC, Franklin Lions Club, Franklin Noon Rotary, and Williamson Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens, as well as other partners.

Tickets to attend the event will go on sale in late June.

For more information on being a partner, email

2019 Volunteer Awards nomination packet