Inspiring Innovation Award

The Educators’ Cooperative

A program of the Nashville Public Library

The Nashville Newcomer Academy

Inspiring Educator Award

Jarred Amato

Founder of Project LIT Community

Nelson C. Andrews Distinguished Service Award

  • Lewis Lavine (2018)

    Nashville community and nonprofit leader

  • Judge Sheila Calloway (2017)

    Davidson County Juvenile Court judge

  • Renata Soto (2016)

    Cofounder and Executive Director of Conexion Americas

  • Ralph Mosley (2015)

    Former CEO, Southwestern/Great American, Inc.

  • Juli Mosley (2015)

    Community Volunteer

  • 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 SCOR

  • 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 Musician Association

  • Kix Brooks (2010)

    Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

  • 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

Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Harry Allen

    Co-founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Relationship Officer, Studio Bank

  • Rashed Fakhruddin

    Engineering Supervisor, Nashville Electric Service

  • Anne Lowry Russell

    Attorney, Adams and Reese LLP

  • Shannon Hunt

    Former Nashville Public Education Foundation President and CEO

  • Joey Hatch

    Executive Vice President and Genera Manager of Skanska USA’s Midwest Region

  • Dr. Valerie Malyvanh Jansen

    Medical oncologist at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in the Division of Hematology and Oncology

  • Janet Miller

    CEO of the Nashville office of Colliers International

  • Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr.

    Federal District Judge of the Middle District of Tennessee

  • Joe Steakley

    Senior Vice President of the Internal Audit and Risk Services at HCA

  • The Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens

    Founder and President of Thistle Farms

  • Decosta Jenkins

    President and CEO, Nashville Electric Service

  • Mary Carol Humphreys Friddell

    President, NATS, Inc.

  • Mark Rowan

    President, Griffin Technology

  • Beverly Keel

    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

  • Sandra Lipman

    Community Leader and Volunteer

  • James Bearden

    CEO of Gresham, Smith and Partners

  • Brenda Wynn

    Davidson County Clerk

  • Walter Overton

    General Manager, Tennessee Titans/LP Field

  • Dr. Steven Eskind

    Director, Surgical Clerkship Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Robert Lipman

    President and CEO, Lipman Brothers, Inc.

  • Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson, M.D.

    Senior Pastor, St. Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Joe Casey

    Former Chief of Police, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

  • Emily Reynolds

    Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Tennessee Valley Authority

  • Shirley Zeitlin

    CEO, Zeitlin & Company Realtors

  • James Fyke

    Former Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Former Director, Metro Parks

  • Charles Davis

    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

  • Richard Fulton

    Former U.S. Representative and Former Mayor of Nashville

  • Walter Knestrick

    Founder, Walter Knestrick Contractors, Inc.

  • Denny Bottorff

    Managing General Partner, Council Capital

  • Patsy Bradley

    Former Vice President, Broadcast Music, Inc.

  • Dr. Kevin Churchwell

    CEO, DuPont Hospital for Children

  • Earl Swensson

    Founder, Swensson Associates, Inc.

  • Marynell Meador

    Former General Manager, Atlanta Dream (WNBA Franchise)

  • Dr. Antonio Gotto Jr.

    Weill Cornell Medical College

  • Barry Scott

    Actor and Producer

  • James Sasser

    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

  • Buzz Cason

    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”