THE FRIST FOUNDATION
The Frist Foundation, originally called The HCA Foundation, was established in 1982 by Hospital Corporation of America. The Foundation became fully independent of the company in 1994. In 1997, the Foundation changed its name to The Frist Foundation to recognize the philanthropic influence of its founding directors, Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., who remains a director, and Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Sr., who died in 1998. Its basic mission is to invest in nonprofit organizations in Metropolitan Nashville in ways that strengthen their ability to provide services. As a private foundation, much of the Foundation’s work involves grantmaking. However, the Foundation also takes an active role in initiating special programs to enhance the community in a variety of other ways.
THE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
The Memorial Foundation was established in April of 1994 with an endowment fund generated from the sale of the assets of Nashville Memorial Hospital in Madison, Tennessee. At that time, members of the hospital’s Board of Trust became members of the Board of Directors of The Memorial Foundation.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors serve as volunteers, regularly meeting to review grant applications and to make decisions on the allocation of Foundation funds. The Board is led by Chairman William P. Puryear, Vice Chairman Frank Grace, Jr. and Secretary Varina F. Buntin. The Foundation’s president is J.D. Elliott.
In keeping with its roots, The Memorial Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people through support to nonprofit organizations. The Memorial Foundation responds to diverse community needs, assisting agencies that focus on: Access to Quality Health Care Services, Human & Social Services, Education, Senior Citizen Enrichment Services, Youth and Childhood Development, Substance Abuse Programs, and Community Services.
The Foundation also strives to respond to immediate, critical needs that arise in the community. With assistance from the Foundation, organizations including The Salvation Army, The American Red Cross, Second Harvest Food Bank, and YWCA have received funds.
Whether offering ongoing support or responding in times of crisis, The Memorial Foundation will continue to provide valuable assistance to nonprofit organizations that are finding solutions to local community needs that improve the quality of life.
SUPER TALK 99.7 WTN
Super Talk 99.7 WTN is the largest Talk Radio Station in Nashville, TN.
Music is one of the most fundamental forms of human expression. For over 150 years it has been HOHNER’s declared mission to bring the joy of music making to people all over the world, to provide them with the best possible instruments so that they can discover their own musical creativity and experience the emotional and communicative power of music for themselves.
TIM LEEPER’S MUSIC CITY GUITAR TOUR
We understand that our reputation is on the line with every roof we install. Because we take great pride in our business, Tim Leeper Roofing uses only the highest quality materials, and the best trained crews to take care of your roof the right way, the first time. And we back it with a warranty for your complete satisfaction.
JEFFREY STEELE & THE ALEX LEVASSEUR MEMORIAL FUND
The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee was opened by the LeVasseur family after Alex was killed tragically in an accident January 28, 2007. The family has since established several programs and events in Alex’s name as a way to give back to youth in need. Including a skate park at the Brentwood Family YMCA and Multimedia Center & Lounge and the Northwest Nashville YMCA. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, since 1991, has been a steward of charitable resources for the community, distributing more than $491 million in grants to nonprofits making a difference.
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About to celebrate his 30th year in broadcasting (and his 25th year in talk radio), Michael DelGiorno has been a successful programmer and/or personality in New Orleans, Washington D.C., L.A., Kansas City, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City. DelGiorno worked for over 15 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma before moving to Nashville
Michael has been featured as fill in host for Neal Boortz and Glenn Beck’s nationally syndicated radio programs as well as a guest analyst on Glenn Beck’s CNN television show.
Michael is an author, his 2004 book “Standing Up For What’s Right” takes an in-depth look at many of the issues he talks about on his radio show. Michael frequently points out how America is currently in THREE simultaneous wars: 1) A cultural war (defined by an abandonment of God and His absolute way, truth and life in pursuit of multi-culturalism, spiritual pluralism and moral relativism). 2) An economic war (as in socialism vs capitalism), and 3) A holy war (or in more conventional terms, a “military war”). Michael reminds us daily that the outcome of the cultural and economic wars at home, will play the defining role in the outcome of the military wars throughout the world!
Michael joined Nashville’s Supertalk 99.7 WTN as the 9am-1pm (midday) host five years ago and has already achieved market leading rating’s success.
Michael is defined not by his profession, but by his three most important titles, (1) follower of Christ, (2) husband to Andrea (married 12 years) and (3) father to twin daughter’s (Anna & Alex, now 7) and a son Nicholas (now 5).
Michael describes himself as, “a very simple person. I love God, I love my wife and I love my children, and, I almost always enjoy who I am with more than what I am doing.” He concludes, “as you can see, radio is the perfect place to be who I am, do what I do and do it with whom I choose! I am very blessed on and off the air, and frankly, spoiled rotten!”