TJC MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON:

20 YEARS CELEBRATING MOTHERS & THEIR CHAMPIONS

*Out of respect for CDC guidelines and with the safety of everyone in mind (especially those who are most vulnerable), TJC will not be having our annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on April 28th.

This decision is challenging for us. Our Hall of Fame event has served as an important revenue source for TJC in recent years, and the funds raised carry such an important impact on the clients we serve. We appreciate all of you who have already supported this year’s campaign through your donations, ticket purchases, and sponsorships. Please email us letting us know if you would like your registration fees to be converted into a 100% tax-deductible donation, or if you would prefer to be issued a refund.

This event is also such a source of inspiration to the community and to us. The TJC story is a continuing story of resilience, and the origin story of our Mother’s Day celebration is one of compassion. In the face of so much uncertainty and at a time when we as a society need stories of both right now, we will continue to find ways (some traditional and some creative) to recognize resilience and compassion during this upcoming Mother’s Day season.

We will be working over the next weeks to come up with a “plan B” for the celebration of our Hall of Fame honorees, and more details will follow. Please know that we also still intend to begin celebrating our Mothers of the Year next month and participate as a recipient nonprofit in Middle TN’s online giving day, The Big Payback, on May 6.

Please consider supporting us with a donation today to enable us to carry out our mission of ensuring dignity and opportunity for all Tennesseans.

NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

Every year, the Tennessee Justice Center recognizes the greatest champions of healthy families and whole communities in our state. This year we are continuing in the tradition and honoring five heroes who have spent their lives advocating for mothers and their children. These justice warriors embody a commitment to the same mission that TJC has spent 24 years believing: that all Tennesseans have value and dignity and that our laws, policies, and programs should be protected and improved to reflect these shared beliefs.

This event held in Downtown Nashville is TJC’s biggest gathering of the year, allowing us to raise the critical funds needed to continue and expand our work for families from Memphis to Mountain City. During this historically scary and chaotic time, our goal for the day is to inspire hope and light for our community. 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.

 

2020 HALL OF FAME HONOREES

ROBERT ASHFORD (honored posthumously) & SADIATOU JALLOW

TONY GARR

JUDGE WILLIAM J. HAYNES JR.

CAROL WESTLAKE

2020 HALL OF FAME HONOREES

ROBERT ASHFORD (honored posthumously) & SADIATOU JALLOW

TONY GARR

JUDGE WILLIAM J. HAYNES JR.

CAROL WESTLAKE

 

PAST HONOREES

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

HONORARY CHAIRS

Frank and Amy Garrison
Julia Garrison

John and Mary Green
Riney and Lynn Green
Patricia Riney Green

HOST COMMITTEE

Ronette Adams-Taylor
Kathryn Beasley and Christopher Farrell
Margaret Behm and Harlan Dodson, III
Marvin Berry
Drs. David and Terry Jo Bichell
Robb Bigelow
Charles W. Bone
Iris W. Buhl
David Cañas
Kay Caudle
Stewart Clifton
Al Cocke and Juliet Griffin
Patricia Cottrell
Laura Creekmore and Ashby Barnes
David Esquivel
Mary Falls
Deborah and John Farringer
Mary Flipse and Todd Dirksen
Michael and Virginia Gardner

    

Jeff and Allyn Gibson
Nate and Lillian Gilmer
Joe and Desa Haase
Bill and Robin King
Ed Lanquist
Alex MacKay and Eric Lease
Monica Mackie
Nancy Fraas MacLean
Neil and Maureen McBride
Ken and Lynn Melkus
Drs. Bob and Bonnie Miller
Michael and Linda O’Neal
Russ Overby and Sara Smith
George and Ophelia Paine
Jerry Taylor
Steve and Jeanne Thomas
Scott and Nesrin Tift
John and Sandee Tishler
Matt Wiltshire and Crissy Wieck
Susan and Ashley Wiltshire

2020 SPONSORS

LEAN ON ME WARRIORS

Bank Director

Experian Health

HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health

LIGHT SHINERS

Waller

MOM’S MEGAPHONES

Bass Berry and Sims

Belmont University College of Law

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Vanderbilt University

EVENT COMMITTEE

Meg Casey, Community Health Systems
Nicki Lonza
Jennifer Mustain, NALS
Marisa Polowitz
Nicole Smith, Bank Director
Kim Troup

JOIN THE TEAM

2019 RECAP

BECOME A SPONSOR

This game-changing fundraising meal will, with your support, help us continue and expand our work for families across Tennessee.

Download our Sponsorship Package PDF →

 

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

  • Quality contact with top-level lawyers, doctors, civic leaders, and policy makers
  • Receive exposure on multiple platforms including printed posters,
    promotional flyers, website and social media
  • Speaking and signage opportunities at event
  • Tickets to 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 $10,000

Lean on Me Warrior $5,000

Light Shiner $3,000

Mom’s Megaphone $1,500

*Righteous Partner $750 (*for fellow non-profit organizations)

 

Super HeroLean on Me WarriorLight ShinerMom’s Megaphone*Righteous Partner
# of Pre-Event Facebook Mentions64211
Logo Displayed at EventYesYesYesYesYes
# of Tickets to Event1010642
# of Social Media Mentions64211
Opening Remarks RecognitionYesYesYes⁠—⁠—
Post-Event Email RecognitionYesYes⁠—⁠—⁠—