Black and Gold Heroes

Turner Cockrell left an impression, even in his absence. And so on Christmas Day 2018, when the Vanderbilt football team should have been celebrating Christmas, or preparing for the upcoming Texas Bowl, it was still mourning Cockrell’s death 27 days earlier. The team was visiting Houston’s Anderson Cancer center—where Cockrell was treated for melanoma—and talking with his former doctor, Amy…

Take a Fashion Trip to Atlanta

Awaiting guests at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) FASH Museum of Fashion + Film on the university's Atlanta campus is a stunning solo exhibition that celebrates a decade of iconic looks from a notable designer who hails from Greece. But hurry, this exhibit only runs through Sept. 22.

Community Donations that Give Back

The Safe Coalition is a group of animal welfare agencies working together to help Nashville’s pets. The group grew out of the mayor's Ad Hoc Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. The coalition's mission is to build and sustain a community that saves all healthy and treatable cats and dogs in Nashville and Davidson County. The group is working to achieve a 90% or…

Where Love Never Grows Old

Half an hour from Nashville is a special place that provides lifetime homes to senior dogs, particularly ones that no longer have safe havens. 

Fight Leukemia

Nashville native Chad Welch was diagnosed with acute mylogenous leukemia on April 26, 2005. Like many others discovered to have leukemia, Chad's story started with this unexpected news. Following high school, he attended the University of Tennessee. After graduation, Chad moved home to Nashville and married his college sweetheart, Haley McWhorter. Life was going according to plan until a routine doctor's visit…

The Women’s Fund 25th Anniversary:

 Women helping women. It's a straightforward but vital concept.   Each day, on behalf of The Women’s Fund, a local group of dedicated professionals at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee promote programs assisting women and girls. The Community Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity serving 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and three counties in Southern Kentucky since 1991. The Women's Fund was established in 1994…

Making Nashville Greener

The seeds of Compost Nashville were planted at a chance meeting when Matthew “Beadle” Beadlecomb, recently returned from a year of residence in Guatemala, met Jeremy Lekich, the owner of an edible landscaping company called Nashville Foodscapes. They shared an interest in environmental proactivity. The idea for a compost business in Nashville was born soon thereafter. Matthew and Jeremy partnered…