Vince Gill and the Nashville Predators Foundation, key STARS supporters, were celebrated on National Philanthropy Day by the Nashville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their profound impact on the work of non-profit organizations.
A famous Gill lyric was quoted in the presentation of the award, 2013 Philanthropist of the Year, “no matter what you make, all you can take is what you giveaway.” In response, Gill joked he used to be a non-profit. Touched by the honor, Gill said quite simply,” love our own. Try to be kind….it just makes sense to help people.”
Several STARS staffers and board members were on hand to lend their own support to Vince and the Predators for their consistent and amazing support of STARS.
The Nashville Predators Foundation has supported STARS bullying prevention efforts and educational programs through Kids On The Block. Along with this, STARS has provided bullying prevention training to the Nashville Jr. Predators’ young athletes and families and partnered with Predators’ player Colin Wilson on a recent Tennessean column.
For the past five years, Gill has partnered with STARS on Chair-ish the Night With Vince Gill & Friends. On November 22, a magical night of music and art returns to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for Gill’s surprise lineup of guests which previously included Sheryl Crowe, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’ and Amy Grant. The benefit helps Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) assist mid-state youth, families and schools with tough social and emotional barriers to learning.
The evening begins with an art auction and cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. Visit STARS Facebook page for a preview of the beautiful art available for purchase.
The concert is at 8:30 p.m. with limited seating, exclusive patron tickets are available for $275.00 which includes premium concert seating and a post-concert meet and greet with Vince Gill. Individual tickets are $175.00 and tickets for only the art auction and cocktail reception are $75. For more information, contact STARS at 615-983-6805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities.