Scoop: Holiday 2021

Dec 13, 2021 at 01:57 pm by RMGadmin

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Iroquois Steeplechase Donates Proceeds to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Friends of Warner Park

The Iroquois Steeplechase presented Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with a donation of $115,000 on behalf of the proceeds of the 2021 race meet at Percy Warner Park. Nearly $11 million has been donated to Children’s Hospital over a forty-year partnership. Additionally, The Friends of Warner Parks, which assists in the preservation of the Percy Warner Park grounds, received a $20,000 donation from Iroquois Steeplechase. All improvements to the Iroquois Steeplechase grounds are paid for by the foundation from race proceeds. That maintenance provides year-round benefits and enhancements for the Equestrian Center at Percy Warner Park. Tickets for the 2022 Steeplechase will be on sale soon at

High Hopes Development Center hosted Hats Off to High Hopes, its largest fundraiser for the past twenty-three years, at Graystone Quarry in November. The event, which brought supporters together to “tip their hat” to the hardworking High Hopes staff, raised more than $125,000 for the Center. During the event, the prestigious Heart of High Hopes award was presented to longtime executive director, Gail Powell, who announced her retirement this year. For thirty-seven years, High Hopes has been equipping children, youth and their families throughout Tennessee with the skills necessary to achieve success through education, therapeutic services and loving support. For more information about the organization, visit

High Hopes Celebrates Successful Return of Hats Off Event

Leadership Middle Tennessee adds leadership development program 

Leadership Middle Tennessee expands its ability to develop regional leaders through a new leadership program for its alumni and business partners. Developed in partnership with LMT alumni and Dr. Trish Holliday and Donna Yurdin, “Pathways to Great Leadership” is a peer group program that engages its members to challenge thinking as they explore great leadership practices. The program offers three distinct development tracks for individuals’ growth as either a new leader, mid-career leader or senior leader. The first peer group session is targeted to begin in the spring of 2022. For more information, see Pathways to Great Leadership, contact Lee Rucks at or 615-783-6799. Leadership Middle Tennessee (LMT) is a regional leadership program founded to engage community and business leaders in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties. 

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