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September 29, 2021 | noon

A Special, virtual celebration

2021 Honorees

Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Alumni Award

2021 Award Winners


Thomas J. Sherrard Inspiring Innovation Award


Annette Eskind Inspiring Educator Award

Meet Our Event Chairs

Kate Chinn

VP, Head of Community and Civic Engagement
AllianceBernstein

Kate Chinn

As VP, Head of Community and Civic Engagement for AllianceBernstein, Kate Chinn leads the global corporate philanthropy strategy, overseeing corporate giving, community engagement and civic responsibility. From 2015 to 2018, Chinn served as a senior vice president at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, overseeing investor relations and marketing. From 2007 to 2015, she served as senior director of marketing at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Chinn graduated Phi Beta Kappa and holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Originally from Nashville, she returned in 2015 with her husband and their three children.

Alfred Degrafinreid II

Associate Vice-Chancellor, Local Government Relations and Community Partnerships
Vanderbilt University

Alfred Degrafinreid II

Alfred Degrafinreid II has broad work experience as a public administrator on the local, state and federal levels of government, as well as expertise in higher education administration. He currently works for Vanderbilt University as Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Relations, directing local government and community relations. Degrafinreid attained the Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from one of the greatest HBCU’s in the land, Tennessee State University. He also attained the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is married (Tiffany) with two children, Alfred III (5) and Chancellor Joelle (2).

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Contact Us

To learn more about 2021's Public Schools Hall of Fame, please contact Melinda Judd, Vice President of Outreach and Development
melinda.judd@nashvillepef.org | (615) 456-7485

Thank You to Our Sponsors

through June 13, 2021

Presenting Sponsor


Award Presenters


Sponsors


Barbara and Greg Burns

Brenda and Ron Corbin

Suann and Ralph Davis

The Enchiridion Foundation

Donna and Jeffrey Eskind

Julie and Thomas F. Frist III

J. Graham Inc.

Debbie and Joey Hatch

Margaret and Tony Heard

Janet and David Miller

Scarlett Foundation

Carole and John Sergent

Steve Turner