25th Anniversary Gala

A Celebration of Making Tennessee a Better Home for All

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Bowing to the march of the delta variant and putting safety first, TJC has reluctantly decided to take our 25th year celebration virtual. If you have already bought tickets, we understand if you want a refund. Just let us know and we will handle it promptly. And if you decide instead to attend the virtual event, the full amount of the purchase price qualifies as a charitable contribution. The show will go on, and we extend everyone a warm welcome to the one-hour virtual event. Our enthusiasm easily outmatches our Zoom Fatigue, as we look forward to sharing the inspiring voices of clients, friends and supporters who lift us up every day, and that will lift you. Please stay tuned for details, and plan on joining us virtually on October 23rd from 7 to 8 pm CT.

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Saturday, October 23 

7-8 PM CT 

Register today!

NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

Twenty-five years ago, Congress laid siege to the American ideal of equal justice under law by severely restricting the activities and funding of Legal Services programs across the country. Out of response to those restrictions, the Tennessee Justice Center was born. Community and bar leaders from across the state and different political persuasions came together to make sure the legal needs of vulnerable Tennesseans would still be met.

Since our founding, TJC has individually represented nearly 15,000 children and adults. We have worked tirelessly with those clients and other allies to advocate for policy reforms that benefit low-income Tennesseans statewide. We have enabled our donors’ investment to generate billions of dollars of benefits for millions of Tennessee families in need.

Every year, the Tennessee Justice Center takes the time to recognize the greatest champions of whole communities in our state as members of our Hall of Fame. These fearless fighters embody a commitment to the same mission that TJC has believed since 1996: that all our neighbors deserve the opportunity to thrive and that our laws, policies, and programs should be protected and improved to reflect these shared beliefs.

On October 23, 2021, TJC will celebrate our 25-year anniversary by honoring visionary leaders who have seen us through these years and remain some of the greatest champions of health equity and access in our state: Marvin Berry, Jr.; Judge Richard Dinkins; Frank and Amy Garrison; and Dr. Robert Miller. Join us in celebrating these righteous beacons of hope and change, all while helping us in achieving our ultimate goal of dignity and opportunity for all.

 

2021 HALL OF FAME HONOREES

MARVIN BERRY, JR.

JUDGE RICHARD DINKINS

FRANK & AMY GARRISON

DR. ROBERT MILLER

2021 HALL OF FAME HONOREES

MARVIN BERRY, JR.

JUDGE RICHARD DINKINS

FRANK & AMY GARRISON

DR. ROBERT MILLER

 

PAST HONOREES

2020

ROBERT ASHFORD (honored posthumously) & SADIATOU JALLOW

TONY GARR

JUDGE WILLIAM J. HAYNES JR.

Carol Westlake

CAROL WESTLAKE

2019

Nancy Anness

Rev. Henry Blaze, III

Pamela Cardoso (honored posthumously)

David Manning

Manny Martins

2018

Honorable Shelia Calloway

Rev. Kaki Friskis-Warren

Dr. Craig Anne Heflinger

Linda O’Neal

Russell J. Overby

2017

Don Enright and Cheryl Rowley

Ruth Ann Harnisch

Greg Horowitz and Ellen Levy

Robin and Bill King

Nancy MacLean

Jeanne and Steve Thomas

2015

Margaret Behm

Michael Cody

Harlan Dodson III

Harris A. Gilbert

B. Riney Green

David Herbert

Lowry Kline

Howard Vogel

Ashley Wiltshire

Mike Abelow

Ronette Adams-Taylor

Denise Alper

Margaret Behm & Harlan Dodson

Dr. Terry Jo & Dr. David Bichell

Claudia & Gordon Bonnyman

Stewart Clifton

Al Cocke & Juliet Griffin

Patricia Cottrell

Bonnie Dow

David Esquivel

Mary Falls

Debbie & John Farringer

Sarah Gardial

Mike & Virginia Gardner

Jeff & Allyn Gibson

Nate & Lillian Gilmer

Riney & Lynn Green

Nita Guinn

Joe & Desa Haas

Josh Headrick

Roy Herron & Nancy Carol Miller

Teaka Jackson

Bill & Robin King

Ed Lanquist

John Lozier & Jocelyn Lemaire

Alex MacKay & Eric Lease

Monica Mackie

Nancy MacLean

La Quita Martin & Dr. Richard Orland

Kristie Nettles

Chris & John Norris

Frieda Outlaw

Kate Parrish

Allan & Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur

Joyce Grimes Safley

Nicole Smith

Susan Steinmetz & Bill Corr

Meredith & Keith Thompson

Scot & Nesrin Tift

Sandee & John Tishler

Kim Troup

Dan Cornfield & Hedy Weinberg

SPONSORS

The Harnisch Foundation

Pinnacle Financial Partners

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2020 HIGHLIGHTS

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THE BLOG

2019 RECAP

BECOME A SPONSOR

Our sponsors help us continue and expand our work for families across Tennessee.

View our 2021 Sponsorship Deck →

 

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Quality contact with top-level lawyers, doctors, civic leaders, and policymakers
  • Receive exposure on multiple platforms including printed posters,
    promotional flyers, website, and social media
  • Speaking and signage opportunities at the event
  • Tickets to the event with networking opportunities
  • Marketing and networking exposure across various fields
  • Opportunity to promote your company’s support of philanthropic
    and community interests

 

LEVELS

Super Hero $7,500

Lean on Me Warrior $5,000

Light Shiner $2,500

*Righteous Partner $1,000 (*for fellow non-profit organizations)

 

Super HeroLean on Me WarriorLight Shiner*Righteous Partner
Logo included on promotional materials and on program for the event
YES
Mentions on social media as a sponsor
6421
Post-event email to all attendees with link to your corporate website
YESYES
Recognition during welcome speech as a major sponsor
YESYESYESYES
Logo listed on all sponsorship boards and on website
YESYESYES⁠YES
Logo included on sponsorship table cards
YESYESYESYES
Tickets to attend
10422