NPEF announces SunTrust Bank as Hall of Fame title sponsor

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The Nashville Public Education Foundation announced today that SunTrust is the title sponsor of its Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon to be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

“This sponsorship is a great way to encourage meaningful change and provide support for education in Nashville,” said Rob McNeilly, Nashville region president of SunTrust. “We at SunTrust understand the value of having exemplary education programs, and sponsoring this event is a confirmation of the great work we believe the NPEF is doing for our schools.”

Other sponsors for the event include: Annette Eskind; Belmont University; BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust; Bone McAllester Norton PLLC; Cat Financial; CoreCivic; Dollar General; Education Networks of America; First Tennessee Foundation; H.G. Hill Realty; HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health; Ingram Industries Inc.; James Stephen Turner Family Foundation; Jennifer and Billy Frist; KraftCPAs PLLC; Lipman Brothers and the R.S. Lipman Company; Lipscomb University; Michael Carter; Nissan North America, Inc.; PNC Bank; Rogers Group, Inc.; Ron Corbin; Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation; Sherrard, Roe, Voigt & Harbison; Skanska; Standard Functional Foods Group and Standard Candy Co.; SunTrust; The Strategy Group; Trauger & Tuke; UBS; Vanderbilt University; and Waller.

“Our Hall of Fame sponsors are raising the bar and setting a wonderful example of support for improving public education in our community,” said NPEF President and CEO Shannon Hunt. “We are thankful for their support of the NPEF and for investing in the education of Nashville’s 88,000 public school students.”

Hall of Fame sponsorships and ticket sales help the Foundation support and implement a variety of innovative education initiatives in Nashville. To purchase tickets, a table or sponsorships for this year’s event, visit