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15th annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nominees announced for Franklin Tomorrow’s 15th annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards

The nominees have been announced for the 15th Annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, November 16 at 6 p.m.
The event will be held at Rolling Hills Community Church, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin. A one-hour social time will start at 5 p.m. and feature appetizers from Catering & Events by Suzette for those in attendance.
Tickets are $25 per person although each attendee and their nominator receive complimentary tickets. To purchase tickets, go to https://franklintomorrowvolunteerawards2021.eventbrite.com.
“Franklin Tomorrow received so many great nominees this year. We want to make sure we honor as many volunteers that we can, so categories may be adjusted accordingly,” said Mindy Tate, Franklin Tomorrow executive director. “Also, we will once again have a special In Memoriam program which will honor community leaders, volunteers and individuals who have passed away over the last year.”

Nominees and their nominators are listed below. To read each nomination, click on the nominee’s name.
Corporate Volunteerism Award:
HCA Healthcare, SaddleUp!; Mars Petcare, Williamson County Animal Center; and Tractor Supply Company, SaddleUp!

Emerging Leader Award:
Allie Porter Noah, A Vintage Affair; Ashley Roberts, Youth Leadership Franklin; Becca Leavy, Freedom Reigns Ranch; Laura Prechel, Maury County & Williamson County Animal Centers; and Mauri Riesenberg, A Vintage Affair.

Neighbor To Neighbor Award:
Cara Finger, My Bag My Story; Dr. Yog Nepal; Mike Simmons, Mustaches4Kids; and Myriam Farias, Path United.

Volunteer Spirit Awards:
Amy Alexander, LMFT, Find Hope Franklin; Bernice Karnett, Williamson County Animal Center; Brenda Arnold, Backlight Productions; Brent Moelker, GraceWorks Ministries; Dina Hsu, Charlie’s Angels Saving Animals; Emily Jenkins, Williamson County CASA; Geralda M. Aubry, Music City Pet Partners; Jennifer Hartsell Stockdale, Williamson County 4-H STEM; Jim Roberts, City of Franklin Historic Zoning Committee; Katrina Brown, Williamson County Animal Center; Leigh Barnes, SaddleUp!; Mark & Connie Bond, One Generation Away; Patrick Shairs, Rotary Club of Downtown Franklin; Teresa Barry, SaddleUp!; Tommy Sanders, Community Housing Partnership of Williamson County; and Wayne Howell, FrankTown Open Hearts.

Youth Initiative Award:
Chandler Bell, Threads of Care, Oasis House & other nonprofits; John Thomas Atema, Best Buddies; Rinaz Jamal, 4-H STEM; and Sarah Lowe, SaddleUp!

Civic Group Award
A Vintage Affair; Derrick Solomon & Hard Bargain Association; High Hopes Supper Club, High Hopes for Kids; and PFLAG- Franklin / Franklin Pride TN.
Franklin Tomorrow will also present additional awards, including the Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award and the Charles M. Sargent Leadership Award.
Franklin Tomorrow’s Exemplary Community volunteers are made possible through a host of partners, including FirstBank, Gresham Smith, Buerger, Moseley, & Carson PLC, Gamble Design Collective, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Sen. Majority Leader Jack Johnson, and Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Franklin Tomorrow also appreciates the support of Franklin Rotary at Breakfast and Franklin Noon Rotary.
Additionally, a group of elected officials from Williamson County are supporters of the event, including County Clerk Elaine Anderson, Register of Deeds Sherry Anderson, Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Barrett, Property Assessor Brad Coleman, Judge Sharon Guffee, District Attorney General Kim Helper, Juvenile Court Clerk Brenda Hyden, and County Trustee Karen Paris.
Lending additional support are The TMA Group, County Mayor Rogers Anderson, Ernie & Nell Bacon, Sheriff Dusty Rhoades, Chief Deputy County Clerk Jeff Whidby, Rep. Sam Whitson, Williamson Herald, Williamson Source, and Ryan Partners.
About Franklin Tomorrow
Franklin Tomorrow is an independent, nonprofit community visioning and engagement organization founded in 2000 by a group of business and community leaders. Our mission is to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin. Learn more at www.franklintomorrow.org.

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Tickets now on sale for 15th annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards Nov. 16

Nominees to be announced Nov. 8 at monthly FrankTalks lecture

Nominations have been received for the 15th Annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards, which will be held on Tuesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church, 1810 Columbia Ave.

Tickets are $25 to attend in person, which will include refreshments by Catering and Events by Suzette during a social time with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance by visiting https://franklintomorrowvolunteerawards2021.eventbrite.com. Each nominee and their nominator receive two complimentary tickets each.

Nominations have been received from more than 20 nonprofits and other organizations and individuals for the awards, with the nominees to be announced Monday, Nov. 8, as part of Franklin Tomorrow’s monthly FrankTalks lecture at Columbia State Community College at 9:30 a.m.

Franklin and Williamson County are blessed to have community members, organizations and companies of all sizes who give unselfishly to make our community a better place.

“Franklin Tomorrow has planned since the beginning of the year to hold our annual Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards in November,” Executive Director Mindy Tate said. “While the pandemic has impacted the ability of some to volunteer or for organizations to be able to accept their time and talents, we have a great slate of nominees, which will be announced soon.

”In the past, categories for the awards include the Volunteer Spirit Award, 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; the Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes a young professional between 20 and 40 years of age whose professional or volunteer efforts are having a positive impact on his or her community.

Franklin Tomorrow received so many great nominees this year. We want to make sure we honor as many volunteers that we can, so categories may be adjusted accordingly.

Also, a special In Memoriam program will honor community leaders, volunteers and individuals who have passed away over the last year.

Franklin Tomorrow will also present additional awards, including the Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award and the Charles M. Sargent Leadership Award.

Each award carries a cash prize to the nonprofit of the recipient’s choice.

Franklin Tomorrow’s Exemplary Community volunteers are made possible through a host of partners, including FirstBank, Gresham Smith, Buerger, Moseley, & Carson PLC, Gamble Design Collective, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Sen. Majority Leader Jack Johnson, and Williamson Memorial Funeral Home. Franklin Tomorrow also appreciates the support of Franklin Rotary at Breakfast and Franklin Noon Rotary.

Additionally, a group of elected officials from Williamson County are supporters of the event, including County Clerk Elaine Anderson, Register of Deeds Sherry Anderson, Circuit Court Clerk Debbie Barrett, Property Assessor Brad Coleman, Judge Sharon Guffee, District Attorney General Kim Helper, Juvenile Court Clerk Brenda Hyden, and County Trustee Karen Paris.

Lending additional support are The TMA Group, County Mayor Rogers Anderson, Ernie & Nell Bacon, Sheriff Dusty Rhoades, Chief Deputy County Clerk Jeff Whidby, Rep. Sam Whitson, Williamson Herald, Williamson Source, and Ryan Partners.

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NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 20!

15th annual Franklin Tomorrow Exemplary Community Volunteer Awards will be presented November 16th during an event at Rolling Hills Community Church. Through these awards, Franklin Tomorrow hopes to show what can happen when volunteers come together to make an impact on our community.

Award Categories

Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award – Individuals eligible for this award are involved in a variety of community activities. The collective effect of their work has impact on the agencies themselves and the community at large. Consideration is given to each nominee’s variety of work and overall impact. One award is given in this category annually. We look for a heart for service and a dedication to the community at large.

Volunteer Spirit Awards – Individuals eligible for these awards are involved either in a variety of community activities or primarily in one organization as a significant volunteer. The effect of their work, either collectively in the community or primarily in one organization, has a profound impact. This individual stands out as altering the environment around them simply by their service and heart for their community. Three awards are given in this category annually.

Youth Initiative Award – Individuals eligible for this award are under the age of 21 and are involved either in a variety of community activities or primarily in one organization as a significant volunteer. The effect of their work, either collectively in the community or primarily in one organization, has a profound impact. This individual stands out as setting a standard of service for the youth in our community.

Corporate Volunteerism – This award will be awarded to a company or organization that sees the value of giving back to their community through successful volunteer programs with high levels of participation and impact.

Emerging Leader Award – This award will recognize a young professional between 20 and 40 years of age whose professional or volunteer efforts are having a positive impact on his or her community.

Charles M. Sargent Legacy Award – This Award recognizes an individual who has made significant impact in the areas of business, quality of life, and leadership. This award is given to honor the memory of longtime 61st District state Rep. Charles Sargent, the 2018 award recipient.

Neighbor to Neighbor Award – This award will be given to an individual or organization that has shown extreme generosity to its neighbors in Williamson County and has exceeded expectation in terms of giving back to the community.

NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 20!



NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 20!

More information can be found by clicking on the documents below.

2021 Volunteer Awards Nomination Packet

Volunteer Award Winners 2011-2020

Details

Date:
November 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Franklin Tomorrow
Phone:
615-794-0998

Venue

Rolling Hills Community Church
1810 Columbia Ave
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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