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Our Chapter

Our Staff

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Shelley Freeman

Director of Programs

My Wish
I wish to spend the day with University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team at the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament while they win the National Championship.
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Lauren Temple

Senior Programs Manager

My Wish
I wish to go to space, and I'm not talking about a simulated NASA experience. I want the real deal!

Our Board

Josh Livingston

Board Chair

J.P. Morgan

Nicole McLeod

Board Secretary

Raymond James

Jeff Williams

Board Treasurer

Ramsey Solutions

John Arnold


Joe Grenvicz

First Tennessee Bank

Ken Grubbs

HCA Healthcare

Young Leaders Board

Ashley Warrington

YLB Chair

State Collaboration on Reforming Education (SCORE)

Dan Curran

YLB Vice-Chair

Ingram Industries

Ben Perry

YLB Treasurer


Matt Pierce

YLB Secretary

Clear Blue Company

Drew Smyth

YLB Past Chair

Alliance Oncology

Matthew Barber

MBA Candidate

Owen Graduate School of Management

Giving Societies

Lifetime Giving Societies:

The Star Society

  • Gifts amounting to $100,000+

The Wish Society

  • Gifts amounting to $50,000+

The Joy Society

  • Gifts amounting to $25,000+

The Hope Society

  • Gifts amounting to $10,000+

The Hero Society

  • Gifts amounting to $5,000+

Annual Giving Societies:

The Sapphire Society

  • Gifts amounting to $10,000+ in the past year

The Diamond Society

  • Gifts amounting to 5,000+ in the past year

The Emerald Society

  • Gifts amounting to $1,000+ in the past year
*Last updated for the 2020 Calendar Year


The Star Society:

Jonathan Cain

Car Donation Foundation

Kevin Carter Foundation

Crowe LLP

Franklin American Mortgage Company

HCA Foundation

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Jeff Lynch

The Memorial Foundation

Nashville Predators Foundation & Nashville Predators

Nashville Wine Auction

Parks Realty, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Scarola

William Yeaman, Jr.


The Wish Society:

ADP Foundation

A.O. Smith Foundation, Inc.

America's Thrift Stores

Brentwood Girls Cotillion

Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Calderon

Chi Omega - Austin Peay

The Danner Foundation

Hemphill Brothers Coach Company

Mr. and Mrs. Joel Hemphill

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Koch

Paul Paradis


Ravenwood High School

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Shea

Sonic Automotive


The Joy Society:


Arby's Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carell

Chi Omega - Vanderbilt


Famous Five Dining

First Horizon

Flight Solutions

Franklin Girls Cotillion

The Troy Gentry Foundation

Guy Brown

Mary Hagan

Holidayfest of Sumner County

Lawrence Lindsley Davis Trust

Joshua Livingston

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McCutcheon

Mr. and Mrs. Alan McKinney

Mr. and Mrs. Michael McNally

Middle Tennessee Electric Sharing Change

Jeanette Nelson

Dr. David Osborn and Ms. Lisa Maki

James Pankow


Mr. and Mrs. Travis Parham

Phoenix Club

Raymond Preston and Reed

Red Light Management

Mr. and Mrs. Worrick Robinson

Dr. and Mrs. Allen Sills

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Sweat Sr.

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Title Service

Wayne Wise Wellness Fund Inc.

Stephanie White

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Wilson


The Hope Society:

Aladdin Industries Foundation, Inc. Alexander's Mobility Services Anchor Investments
Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Antonakos Aon Foundation Asurion
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beck Mr. and Mrs. Rob Beckham
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Berryman Bradley Nina Burghard
Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Calderon Mr. and Mrs. Cory Calendine Car Donation Foundation
The James W. Carell Charitable Trust Chi Omega - MTSU Concord Healthcare
Courtyard Nashville/West End Crockett Elementary PTO Doubletree Nashville
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Drake Dream Motor Group Joel Edwards
Fantasy and Creative Tours LLC Fifth Third Bank Fletchline Inc.
Mark Ford Steve Ford Franklin Girls Cotillion
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frist The Gardner School Geodis
Greenbrier High School Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grenvicz Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Griffin
Mr. and Mrs. John Harney Mr. and Mrs. Ali Hemyari HOAR Construction, LLC
Jeff Hopmayer Hyundai of Cool Springs Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jacobs
JetRight John Bouchard & Sons Co. Kirkland's
Living with Landyn Michael Lynd Jack C. Massey Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. F. Max Merrell Mr. and Mrs. Brent Miller Mt. Juliet Middle School
Mr. and Mrs. Kent O'Hara Mr. and Mrs. Jim Panoff Dennis Papakostas
Harry Phillips Pinnacle Bank Premier Parking of Tennessee
Raymond James Financial, Inc. John Rutherford Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Scarlett
Star Physical Therapy Summit High School Mr. and Mrs. Riley Sweat Sr.
Chris Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Josh Terry Cal Turner Family Foundation
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Barry Vandevier Mr. and Mrs. Jack Waddey
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan White Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Zander  

The Hero Society:

William Adams

Tara Alford

The Aero Bar

A.O. Smith

Atmos Energy Mid-States

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Baggott

Paul Barnabee

Brian Barry

Batch Nashville

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher Bonfield

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Brindiamo Group LLC

Beau Brinkley

Colby Collier

Conexess Group, LLC

Construction Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cowden

The Crichton Group

Cross Point Church

Joe C. Davis Foundation

Mr. and Mr. Timothy Downey

Dykes Restaurant Supply, Inc.

Eagleville High School

James Edens

First Community Mortgage

FlyteVu Nashville

Stuart Fraser

FWD Clothing

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

General Mills Convenience And Foodservice

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Geveden

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Giammalvo

Gillian Guin

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hanback

Lynn Harless

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hollis

The Houghland Foundation

House for Hope Foundation, Inc.

Ann Frances Jury

Kendra Scott

Amy Killett

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kovach

Mr. and Mrs.  Kevin Lavender

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Lawrence

Lee Company

Legacy Home Loans, LLC

Lifepoint Health

Live Nation

Mark Lombardi

Tammy Matthews

Jeff Mathis

Teresa May

Anne McGraw

Dean McMann

Scott Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Morris

MVI Field Service

Nashville British Car Club

Jeff Newhouse

Newk's Eatery

Barry Otto

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Ozgener

Samuel Paris

Justin Parker

Eric Parks

Piedmont Natural Gas Company

PJI Nashville DMA

PNC Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Polak

Ramsey Family Foundation Trust

Rezult Group

Stephen Richards

Antoine Riley

Jennifer Sciullo

Select Trailer Company

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sessums

Siegel Middle School

Siegel High School

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sontag

Richard A & Donna L Sterban Foundation

Jeffrey Stubblefield

Taziki's  Mediterranean Cafe

Abby Teeters

Tennessee 4-H Club

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Thepthongsay

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tissot

John Tuck

University School of Nashville

David Van Horne


Ashley Warrington

Jarrod Watson

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wells

Michael Whelan

Chad White

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wills

Wilson's Choice Internet

Greg Witters

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Woods

Careers & Internships

At Make-A-Wish, we are more than a great place to work — our work is life-changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thought and experiences, are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values — values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the life-changing work we do, every day. 

We are always on the lookout for great talent who share in our passion. If you are interested in a career or internship with Make-A-Wish, check to see if we have openings below.

We do not currently have any part-time, full-time, or internship opportunities open. Please check back again in the future!

Managing Our Funds

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee finances endeavors through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions. However, we do not solicit funds by telephone and receive no federal or state funding. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, all contributions are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Our financial statements are audited locally by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. 

At Make-A-Wish, we take our responsibility for the monies donated to our cause very seriously and are pleased to confirm that according to the fiscal year 2019 audit results, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee spent 77% of every dollar on wish granting and related program expenses. Only 14% of every dollar was spent on management and general costs and 9% was allocated to fundraising. For full financial details please review our most recent FY19 Audited Financial Statements or our latest 990.  

We are proud to be a BBB of Middle Tennessee Accredited Charity Seal Holder, having met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. 

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