MOTHER’S DAY VIRTUAL LUNCH

20 YEARS CELEBRATING MOTHERS & THEIR CHAMPIONS

NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

For 20 years, we have celebrated Mother’s Day by honoring courageous moms, foster moms, grandmothers (and dads, too!) as Tennessee Justice Center Mothers of the Year. We also take this time to recognize the greatest champions of whole communities in our state as members of our Hall of Fame. This year we continued in the tradition and honored five Hall of Famers and 14 Mothers & Caregivers of the Year who have spent their lives advocating for healthy families. 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.

Thank you for making our 2020 Mother’s Day Virtual Lunch a complete success! We are so grateful to all of the Hall of Fame honorees and our Mothers of the Year for allowing us to share their stories. Thank you to each of our hosts and virtual table captains for their support, our sponsors for their incredible generosity, our Event Committee, and each and every donor who has committed or pledged to help us continue our work. We also thank Bill Purcell for being such a gracious emcee, Father Dexter for setting us off right, Ketch Secor for his timely, inspirational voice, and Demetria Kalodimos for capturing the stories of our Hall of Fame members and producing their wonderful induction videos (click their photos below to watch).

 

2020 HALL OF FAME HONOREES

ROBERT ASHFORD (honored posthumously) & SADIATOU JALLOW

TONY GARR

JUDGE WILLIAM J. HAYNES JR.

Carol Westlake

CAROL WESTLAKE

 

Unable to Attend?

If you were unable to attend this year’s lunch, but would still like to show your support, please consider making a donation to the Tennessee Justice Center.

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2020 HIGHLIGHTS

THE BLOG

2020 HALL OF FAME HONOREES

ROBERT ASHFORD (honored posthumously) & SADIATOU JALLOW

TONY GARR

JUDGE WILLIAM J. HAYNES JR.

Carol Westlake

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

Check back in 2021 for opportunities to volunteer for this event!

2020 HIGHLIGHTS

THE BLOG

2019 RECAP

BECOME A SPONSOR

Our sponsors help us continue and expand our work for families across Tennessee. Check back for 2021 sponsorship opportunities. If you represent a law firm, consider joining our Raising the Bar program.

View our 2020 Sponsorship Package PDF →

 

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 $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—⁠—⁠—