On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 185 supporters attended the National Council of Jewish Women, Nashville Section’s annual fundraiser lunch at Hillwood Country Club. The event celebrated years of support to women, children, and families in the community and honored Mary Jones with the Hannah G. Solomon Award for her incredible leadership, dedication, and generous support to NCJW, Nashville Section.
This year Mayor Megan Barry gave a heartfelt speech on Nashville’s growth and the positive impacts for the community, as well as the challenges and risks certain women, children, and families can face from this urban sprawl, and how we as a community can help support them.
NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The 116 years of history of service has impacted tens of thousands of Nashville lives. Its funding through dues, contributions, corporate grants, and bequests has allowed seniors to travel more easily, children to navigate the foster care system, needy families to make their food budget last, teens to be better-educated about their futures. NCJW has provided cancer survivors support during their treatment, offered recovering moms better chances to cope with their dependencies, helped worthy students to attend college, and provided children attending an abuse clinic with healthy snacks.
The proceeds of this fundraiser go to the following project partners this year which include: CASA, Jewish Family Services Kosher Food Boxes, PG-13 Teen Players, Reach for Survivorship at Vanderbilt, Renewal House, Senior Friends, Senior Transportation, Snack Box Program, Vanderbilt Hillel Shabbat Dinners, and Youth Villages Deer Valley. •