Learn more about how the Hall of Fame supports the Foundation’s mission:
Fifty-nine Nashvillians have been inducted into the NPEF Hall of Fame.
See why our 2016 Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award honoree was chosen:
See why our 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees were chosen:
Inspiring Innovation Award
The Inspiring Innovation award is given to an MNPS teacher, initiative or school that exemplifies NPEF’s commitment to bringing bold, innovative strategies to our public schools.
The Nashville Newcomer Academy (2016)
See why our 2016 Inspiring Innovation Award was chosen:
Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award Honorees
The Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award is given to a dynamic and impactful civic, business or political leader in the Nashville community who demonstrates the pinnacle of commitment and service to improving the quality of life for our residents through his or her support and advocacy of public education.
Renata Soto (2016)
Co-founder and Executive Director of Conexión Américas
Ralph Mosley (2015)
Former CEO, Southwestern/Great American, Inc.
Juli Mosley (2015)
Phil Bredesen (2014)
Former Governor of Tennessee and Former Mayor of Nashville
Dr. Bill Frist (2014)
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Founder of Tennessee SCORE
Margaret O. Dolan (2013)
President and CEO, LocalShares Knowledge, LLC
Dr. Robert Fisher (2012)
President, Belmont University
Orrin Ingram (2011)
President and CEO, Ingram Industries Inc.
Tammy Genovese (2010)
Former CEO, Country Music Association
Kix Brooks (2010)
Thomas J. Sherrard, III (2009)
Founding Member, Sherrard & Roe, PLC
Bill Purcell (2008)
Former Mayor of Nashville
Nelson C. Andrews (2007)
Founder and Former Board Chairman, Brookside Properties
Dr. Jean Litterer (2006)
Former Principal, Hillsboro High School
Annette S. Eskind (2005)
Education Advocate and Founder of the Original Nashville Public Education Foundation
Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees
The Public Schools Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni Award is a celebration of the best and brightest graduates of Metro Nashville Public Schools who are committed to public education, have displayed leadership in their respective professions, have made significant business, political or civic contributions, and have positively impacted the lives of others and serves to inspire future graduates to perform and serve in the same spirit.
Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr.
Federal District Judge of the Middle District of Tennessee
Senior Vice President of Internal Audit and Risk Services at HCA
The Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens
Founder and President of Thistle Farms
President and CEO, Nashville Electric Service
Mary Carol Humphreys Friddell
President, NATS, Inc.
President, Griffin Technology
Chair and Professor, Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry
Dr. Jeffrey Eskind
Saint Thomas Medical Group and Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University
Community Leader and Volunteer
CEO of Gresham, Smith and Partners
Davidson County Clerk
General Manager, Tennessee Titans/LP Field
Dr. Steven Eskind
Director, Surgical Clerkship Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
President and CEO, Lipman Brothers, Inc.
Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D.
Senior Pastor, St. Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church
Former Chief of Police, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority
CEO, Zeitlin & Company Realtors
Former Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Former Director, Metro Parks
CEO, Charles Davis Foundation
Dr. Keith Churchwell
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
R. Milton Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, HCA
Former U.S. Representative and Former Mayor of Nashville
Founder, Walter Knestrick Contractors, Inc.
Managing General Partner, Council Capital
Former Vice President, Broadcast Music, Inc.
Dr. Kevin Churchwell
CEO, DuPont Hospital for Children
Founder, Swensson Associates, Inc.
Former General Manager, Atlanta Dream (WNBA Franchise)
Dr. Antonio Gotto Jr.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Actor and Producer
Former U.S. Senator
Dr. Judson Randolph
Retired Surgeon in Chief, Children’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Dr. T.B. Boyd, III
President and CEO, R.H. Boyd Publishing Company
President, Southern Writers Group
Charles Holliday Jr.
Former Chairman, Bank of America and Dupont
Perry E. Wallace Jr.
Professor of Law, Washington College of Law at American University
William P. Lawrence
Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
H. Jackson Brown
Author, “Life’s Little Instruction Book”