NPEF announces award sponsors for Hall of Fame luncheon

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation announced today that HCA/TriStar Health, Ingram Industries Inc. and CCA are the award sponsors for its 12th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Each award sponsor will present one of NPEF’s distinguished honors:

  • HCA/TriStar Health will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr., Joe Steakley and the Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens;
  • Ingram Industries Inc. will award NPEF’s top honor – the Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award – to Renata Soto; and
  • CCA will announce the inaugural Inspiring Innovation Award, the winner of which will receive a $10,000 grant.

“Sponsors like these set an example for the rest of the community by rallying behind our public schools and investing in improving public education for our children. We are thankful for their generous support of the Foundation,” said David Williams, vice chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs at Vanderbilt University and event chairman.

Other sponsors for the event include: Belmont University, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Bryan, Pendelton, Swats & McAllister, LLC, Cat Financial, Crosslin & Associates, PLLC, Dollar General Corporation, Education Networks of America, First Tennessee Foundation, H.G. Hill Realty Company, James Stephen Turner Family Foundation, Jennifer and Billy Frist, John Ferguson, KraftCPAs PLLC, Lightning 100, Lipman Brothers and the R.S. Lipman Company, Lipscomb University, Nashville Lifestyles, Nissan North America, Inc., Rogers Group, Inc., Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, The Strategy Group, SunTrust, UBS, Vanderbilt University, and Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

 Hall of Fame sponsorships and ticket sales help the Foundation implement a variety of outreach and programming initiatives. The event will include a performance by Vince Gill with students from the Head Middle Magnet Singers. To purchase tickets, a table or sponsorships for this year’s event, visit or call 615-727-1515.