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Cumberland Ball: Sat Apr 6 – Hutton Hotel


Fundraising event set for April 6 at Hutton Hotel

Since The Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund’s inception in 2002, the program has awarded 104 scholarships to Cheatham County students, totaling $96,400. The scholarship helps students pursue their educational goals and has impacted a number of families – including the Chances of Joelton, Tenn.

The Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship helped Courtney Chance on her way to become one of the family’s first college graduate. Courtney graduated from from Tennessee Technological University in 2012.

Chance, who is now pursuing her masters at TTU, will speak about the benefits of the scholarship program at the 14th Annual Cumberland Ball on Saturday, April 6, 2013, an event which benefits The Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund.

The Ball, which will take place at the Hutton Hotel (1808 West End Avenue, Nashville) begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, and entertainment by the band “The Blue Tones.” Black tie is preferred. Tickets are $100, and are available at, or by contacting Betty Broz at

“The Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship meant so much to our family and my pursuit of an education,” said Courtney, who is studying for her master’s degree in applied chemistry at TTU. “It really gave us that needed financial boost to help cover a wide variety of costs for attending college.”

“We are so appreciative of the enormous generosity of Cheatham County residents and Cumberland Ball attendees who have supported our efforts to invest in education and award scholarships to deserving students year after year,” said Valerie Kemp Dreier, co-chair of the Cumberland Ball.

To date, Community Bank & Trust is a Platinum Sponsor. Silver Sponsors include Heritage Bank, Valerie Kemp Dreier – Certified Public Accountant, the John E. Mayfield Charitable Foundation, Middle Tennessee Primary Care, Nashville State Community College, and Pinnacle Financial Partners.

Sponsorship packages for the Cumberland Ball are also available, starting $125 for a Bronze sponsorship. Other sponsorship opportunities include a $10,000 Crystal sponsorship, $5,000 Platinum sponsorship, $2,500 Gold sponsorship, and $1,500 Silver sponsorship. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Helen Olsen at 642-8865.

For over a decade, Middle Tennessee residents have attended the Cumberland Ball and given generously to help raise a community endowment of more than $280,000 for The Cheatham County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund. In 2012, The Foundation awarded $14,900 in scholarships to 17 local students.

The Cheatham County Community Foundation is an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

The Cheatham County Community Foundation The Cheatham County Community Foundation, an Affiliate Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, aims to facilitate charitable giving in Cheatham County. As an Affiliate, The Cheatham County Community Foundation operates with its own board of directors and is a charitable community endowment whose purpose is to increase the philanthropic base for Cheatham County, focusing especially on scholarships and unmet needs of the county’s citizens.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee:

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees nearly 900 charitable funds, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 22 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $638 million to community programs and institutions. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tennessee 37215. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit

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