An Evening of Song and Story Raises Awareness, Exceeds Fundraising Goal
April 25, 2012
We are thrilled to report that this year’s “An Evening of Song & Story,” has already raised more than $83,000 in pledges and donations. Thanks to the generous support of our underwriters and donors, we have exceeded our $75,000 goal. The event drew more than 200 attendees and was held at Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville on Thursday, April 12.
After a gracious welcome from co-chairs Elena Graves and Ellen Tanner, Rev. Bill Howard opened the evening with a heartfelt blessing. In addition to a delicious three-course dinner, the evening included a short program to introduce EDCT’s 2011 volunteer award recipients (see below). A brief video – generously donated by Lindsay Frail and her team at StudioNow – preceded a compelling, personal story of hope and recovery from Board member Mary Lee Bartlett.
Singer-songwriter Natalie Hemby (“White Liar,” “Paper Doll” and others) and her husband, guitarist and producer Mike Wrucke, provided the evening’s entertainment.
Thank you to all who were involved in making this event a tremendous success for raising awareness and resources for EDCT. Check out our facebook page (www.facebook.com/myEDCT) to view event photos.
Susan and Tim Akers
Mary Lee and Steve Bartlett
Ellie and William Billington
Cynthia Ezell and Tim Blair
Senator Bob and Elizabeth Corker
Franklin Synergy Bank
Kathy and Marbut Gaston
Elena and David Graves
Charles N. Martin
Lynne and Ken Melkus
Dana and George Miller
Amanda and Barry Moody
Morgan Keegan/Raymond James
Linda and Rock Morphis
Rhonda and Bob Scarlata
Ellen and Hugh Tanner
Louise B. Wallace Foundation
Committee Members and Event Supporters
Mary Ellen Lovell
Founders Award recipients Kathy and Marbut Gaston
For their instrumental role in sustaining the organization and their nine-year commitment to the Families Supporting Families Support Group
President’s Award recipient Emma, Inc. (represented by Frank Cuden and Jeremy Ellis)
For their enthusiastic support of EDCT’s mission and vision by awarding EDCT a free account for life
Visionary Award recipient Kendall Cooke
In recognition of her significant contributions to the Youth Speakers Bureau Program
Volunteer Award recipient Renee Taylor-Sapp
For her outstanding efforts in developing community and clinical education programs in the EDCT-Knoxville region