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(CANCELLED) Nashville Fashion Week

08-08-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 04 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 05 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Aug 06 @ 6:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 07 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week...

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Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encouraging both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces.

Nashville Fashion Week is founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, retail and media professionals who have combined their passion and resources to create a volunteer event spotlighting Nashville's growing fashion community with a sustainable focus for philanthropic support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Nashville Fashion Week Night 1

Featuring Article X, Laura Citron, Mary Violet Woosley, Tanya Taylor and Timo Weiland.

Nashville Fashion Week Night 2

Featuring Amanda Valentine, Erica Knicely, Lily Guilder, The Morgan Factory and Truly Alvarenga.

Nashville Fashion Week Night 3

Featuring Black by Maria Silver, H. Lane, Justin Mark Richards, Ken.Drama and Ola Mai

Nashville Fashion Week Night 4

Featuring Any Old Iron, Eileen Kelly, Emily Phillips, Moore by Paige, No Worries and Rank & Sugar.

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(CANCELLED) Nashville Fashion Week Opening Night Party

08-04-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Dirty Little Secret, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 04 @ 10:00 pm

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Tuesday, March 31st following the runway show. These events...

[more+]

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Tuesday, March 31st following the runway show. These events are 21 and up. Guests are encouraged to Rideshare.


Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encouraging both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces. View all runway shows and festival details.

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Tags:  Community

Suffrage: The Style of a Social Movement

08-05-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm

Join the Tennessee State Museum, in collaboration with Nashville Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary, for a special online presentation and virtual tour of the women’s suffrage exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote. This FREE event will include a discussion with Amanda...

[more+]

Join the Tennessee State Museum, in collaboration with Nashville Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary, for a special online presentation and virtual tour of the women’s suffrage exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote. This FREE event will include a discussion with Amanda Smith, Tennessee State Museum curator of Fashion and Textiles.

Throughout history, clothing and fashion were always, and continue to be, a powerful form of expression. What we wear can define us, inspire us, and say to others that we are individuals empowered with confidence. Learn more about the statement the suffragists were making with the clothing and colors they wore as they marched in parades for women’s voting rights. The Museum’s exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote, uses artifacts, documents, large-scale graphics, videos, and interactive elements to share the stories of the Tennesseans who came to have decisive roles in American women’s struggle to gain voting rights.

Suffrage: The Style of a Social Movement is part of the NFW Learning Lab series. This is one of four educational opportunities that have been announced to provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experientially within the community. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these FREE special digital events and consider making a DONATION to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support our Nashville fashion community.

Source: NFW

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Tags:   Community Family Fun Free Events Lectures + DiscussionsArts

The NFW Digital Experience - Sustainability, Manufacturing, and the Future

08-06-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 06 @ 4:00 pm

David Prentice, Senior Vice President of Sales for OnPoint Manufacturing, Mary Gehlhar, author of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide and Daniella Platt, Brand Strategist and author of Looking Good: Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar and Fashion Startup Playbook will lead a spirited and...

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David Prentice, Senior Vice President of Sales for OnPoint Manufacturing, Mary Gehlhar, author of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide and Daniella Platt, Brand Strategist and author of Looking Good: Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar and Fashion Startup Playbook will lead a spirited and insightful conversation on the current state of the apparel industry, what sustainable practices can look like and how designers and brands can see success sooner thanks to new technologies. 

David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to OnPoint's on-demand manufacturing model having been head of sales at Lightning Source, a company that specializes in print-on-demand book manufacturing. With a strong background in all aspects of the world of digital printing and distribution, David’s unique talents and experience gave him the ability to easily transition similar methodologies from books to apparel. During has time at OnPoint, David has single-handedly helped hundreds of designers, brands and companies looking for a better manufacturing solution.  

Mary Gehlhar is a writer, curator and consultant with expertise in fashion design entrepreneurship. She is the author of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide a best-selling business book that walks designers through the diverse challenges of establishing and growing their own brands. Mary served for 10 years as Fashion Director of Gen Art, introducing hundreds of emerging designers to the fashion industry and press through New York Fashion Week runway debuts. Mary consulted on show development and led the selection process for the first four seasons of the hit show Project Runway. She is an industry resource for prestigious media outlets, including the New York Times, and British Vogue. She has been an adjunct professor at the Parsons New School for Design and participates on multiple selection committees at fashion colleges, organizations including Fashion Group International, and incubators and grants such as the Woolite Fashion Grant. 

Cheerleader to all, Daniella Platt is a Concept-To-Market Strategist, who works with individuals to open doors to success and turn an idea into profit. Her signature program is the Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar & Fashion Startup Playbook. In fact, she just debuted the book on it called Looking Good. Through her consultancy, Looking Good YAYA!, Daniella offers conceptual marketing ideas and puts strategies into action. Like a primary doctor, LGY leverages the consultancy's relationships with "specialists" to give brands visibility and an edge. Daniella works with emerging and established brands, and artists, teaching creatives how to sell and guiding brands to bring their idea from concept-to-life. 

Sustainability, Manufacturing and The Future of the Fashion Industry is part of the NFW Learning Lab series. This is one of four educational opportunities that have been announced to provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experientially within the community. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these FREE special digital events and consider making a DONATION to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support our Nashville fashion community.

Source:Nashville Fashion Week

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Tags:   Free Events Lectures + DiscussionsCommunity

The Nashville Digital Experience - Fashion Law for Your Fashion Business

08-07-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 07 @ 12:30 pm

Peter Fields and Jenna Harris of the law firm Ritholz Levy Fields LLP will address corporate, commercial and intellectual property law issues faced by emerging and established fashion and apparel businesses, including corporate formations and corporate governance, raising money from investors,...

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Peter Fields and Jenna Harris of the law firm Ritholz Levy Fields LLP will address corporate, commercial and intellectual property law issues faced by emerging and established fashion and apparel businesses, including corporate formations and corporate governance, raising money from investors, choosing and protecting a brand name in the U.S. and abroad, creating protectable designs, tips for battling fraud on digital platforms and preventing ad misplacement, hiring employees and independent contractors, and product sales, distribution and licensing transactions.

RLF is a dynamic and fast-growing law firm (with offices in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and Miami) representing clients in media, entertainment, fashion, technology and general “brand-based” businesses across  a wide variety of corporate, commercial and intellectual property law disciplines. With decades of experience as lawyers (and, in some cases, former executives in these fields), the firm brings an insider’s perspective and a sophisticated approach to provide cost-effective and business-centric solutions for its clients. The firm has a key focus in helping its clients fund and launch new businesses, grow them and take them through public and private liquidity events, especially clients that leverage creative works such as fashion and apparel companies.

Fashion Law For Your Fashion Business is part of the NFW Learning Lab series. This is one of four educational opportunities that have been announced to provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experientially within the community. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these FREE special digital events and consider making a DONATION to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support our Nashville fashion community.

Source: NFW

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Tags:   Free Events Lectures + DiscussionsCommunity

(CANCELLED) Nashville Fashion Week Closing Night Party

08-07-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Dirty Little Secret, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 07 @ 10:00 pm

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Friday, April 3rd following the runway show. These events are...

[more+]

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Friday, April 3rd following the runway show. These events are 21 and up. Guests are encouraged to Rideshare.


Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encouraging both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces. View all runway shows and festival details.

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(CANCELLED) 10 Year Celebration | Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Awards Gala

08-08-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee invites you to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit of Nashville’s creative arts and fashion community with Nashville Fashion Week and our partner OZ Arts Nashville at the 10 Year Celebration Party...

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The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee invites you to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit of Nashville’s creative arts and fashion community with Nashville Fashion Week and our partner OZ Arts Nashville at the 10 Year Celebration Party and Nashville Fashion Forward Awards on Saturday, April 4 at OZ Arts Nashville. The Celebration Party and Nashville Fashion Forward Awards will close out Nashville Fashion Week.

This is the fifth year that Nashville Fashion Week will present its Nashville Fashion Forward Awards to recognize community leaders that have made an impact on the Nashville fashion industry. Many more details about this 10 Year Celebration Party and about the talented people receiving one of the Nashville Fashion Forward Awards will be shared soon.

The ninth Nashville Fashion Week will be held March 31- April 4 in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Black Philanthropy Month

08-13-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 11 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 12 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 13 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Join Give Black, Give Back’s co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young from August 10-13 as they host a series of virtual events highlighting Black philanthropy and generational wealth building through conversation with special guests in recognition of this year’s Black Philanthropy...

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Join Give Black, Give Back’s co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young from August 10-13 as they host a series of virtual events highlighting Black philanthropy and generational wealth building through conversation with special guests in recognition of this year’s Black Philanthropy Month’s theme, "Foresight 20/20."

Since its establishment in 2011, Black Philanthropy Month has reached roughly 17 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities. Primary aims of Black Philanthropy Month are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms, for the benefit of our planet, our communities, our organizations and our lives.

About the Artwork

Each year, the Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) poster serves as a visual representation of the annual theme and aims to inspire giving, advance the ideals of our movement and ultimately shape 21st century philanthropy. BPM 2020 poster was illustrated by artist Yétundé Olagbaju who shared about the 2020 BPM theme, “When I think of "foresight" I think of preparedness, exchange, knowledge of self, and the community that supports us all in thriving.”

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Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Luncheon

11-19-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Music City Center, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 19 @ 11:30 am

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more honored to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on November 19th at the Music City Center to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, healthcare and...

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more honored to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on November 19th at the Music City Center to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, healthcare and beyond.

 


About Joe Kraft and The Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Fund

Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft. Past honorees include Amy Grant and Vince Gill, John Seigenthaler, Francis S. Guess, Clayton McWhorter, Aubrey Harwell, Jayme and McDonald Williams, Monroe J. Carell Jr., Pauline Gore, Martha Ingram, Karl Dean, Jim Haslam II, Steve and Cal Turner Jr., Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte, Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley, Jack B. Turner, and Jerry B. Williams, among others.

Location: This event will be held in the Davidson room.

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(RESCHEDULED) Whip Crackin' Rodeo

04-24-2021

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Wilson County Fairgrounds / James E. Ward Agricult..., Lebanon
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 23 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain...

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The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain or shine!

The rodeo also includes a day for special needs children filled with fun, games and a sample of what a real rodeo is all about. In 2017, we had the privilege of entertaining over 450 special needs youth at this mini rodeo event.

Previously, the rodeo presented the 9th Annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo for the residents of Middle TN and the organization has raised over $40,000 for LOCAL charities.

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(CANCELLED) Nashville Fashion Week

08-08-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 04 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 05 @ 6:30 pm Thu, Aug 06 @ 6:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Fri, Aug 07 @ 6:30 pm Sat, Aug 08 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week...

[more+]

Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encouraging both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces.

Nashville Fashion Week is founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, retail and media professionals who have combined their passion and resources to create a volunteer event spotlighting Nashville's growing fashion community with a sustainable focus for philanthropic support of the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Nashville Fashion Week Night 1

Featuring Article X, Laura Citron, Mary Violet Woosley, Tanya Taylor and Timo Weiland.

Nashville Fashion Week Night 2

Featuring Amanda Valentine, Erica Knicely, Lily Guilder, The Morgan Factory and Truly Alvarenga.

Nashville Fashion Week Night 3

Featuring Black by Maria Silver, H. Lane, Justin Mark Richards, Ken.Drama and Ola Mai

Nashville Fashion Week Night 4

Featuring Any Old Iron, Eileen Kelly, Emily Phillips, Moore by Paige, No Worries and Rank & Sugar.

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(CANCELLED) Nashville Fashion Week Opening Night Party

08-04-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Dirty Little Secret, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 04 @ 10:00 pm

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Tuesday, March 31st following the runway show. These events...

[more+]

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Tuesday, March 31st following the runway show. These events are 21 and up. Guests are encouraged to Rideshare.


Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encouraging both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces. View all runway shows and festival details.

Source: Submitted.

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Tags:  Community

Suffrage: The Style of a Social Movement

08-05-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 05 @ 12:00 pm

Join the Tennessee State Museum, in collaboration with Nashville Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary, for a special online presentation and virtual tour of the women’s suffrage exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote. This FREE event will include a discussion with Amanda...

[more+]

Join the Tennessee State Museum, in collaboration with Nashville Fashion Week’s 10th Anniversary, for a special online presentation and virtual tour of the women’s suffrage exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote. This FREE event will include a discussion with Amanda Smith, Tennessee State Museum curator of Fashion and Textiles.

Throughout history, clothing and fashion were always, and continue to be, a powerful form of expression. What we wear can define us, inspire us, and say to others that we are individuals empowered with confidence. Learn more about the statement the suffragists were making with the clothing and colors they wore as they marched in parades for women’s voting rights. The Museum’s exhibition, Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote, uses artifacts, documents, large-scale graphics, videos, and interactive elements to share the stories of the Tennesseans who came to have decisive roles in American women’s struggle to gain voting rights.

Suffrage: The Style of a Social Movement is part of the NFW Learning Lab series. This is one of four educational opportunities that have been announced to provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experientially within the community. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these FREE special digital events and consider making a DONATION to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support our Nashville fashion community.

Source: NFW

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Tags:   Community Family Fun Free Events Lectures + DiscussionsArts

The NFW Digital Experience - Sustainability, Manufacturing, and the Future

08-06-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 06 @ 4:00 pm

David Prentice, Senior Vice President of Sales for OnPoint Manufacturing, Mary Gehlhar, author of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide and Daniella Platt, Brand Strategist and author of Looking Good: Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar and Fashion Startup Playbook will lead a spirited and...

[more+]

David Prentice, Senior Vice President of Sales for OnPoint Manufacturing, Mary Gehlhar, author of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide and Daniella Platt, Brand Strategist and author of Looking Good: Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar and Fashion Startup Playbook will lead a spirited and insightful conversation on the current state of the apparel industry, what sustainable practices can look like and how designers and brands can see success sooner thanks to new technologies. 

David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to OnPoint's on-demand manufacturing model having been head of sales at Lightning Source, a company that specializes in print-on-demand book manufacturing. With a strong background in all aspects of the world of digital printing and distribution, David’s unique talents and experience gave him the ability to easily transition similar methodologies from books to apparel. During has time at OnPoint, David has single-handedly helped hundreds of designers, brands and companies looking for a better manufacturing solution.  

Mary Gehlhar is a writer, curator and consultant with expertise in fashion design entrepreneurship. She is the author of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide a best-selling business book that walks designers through the diverse challenges of establishing and growing their own brands. Mary served for 10 years as Fashion Director of Gen Art, introducing hundreds of emerging designers to the fashion industry and press through New York Fashion Week runway debuts. Mary consulted on show development and led the selection process for the first four seasons of the hit show Project Runway. She is an industry resource for prestigious media outlets, including the New York Times, and British Vogue. She has been an adjunct professor at the Parsons New School for Design and participates on multiple selection committees at fashion colleges, organizations including Fashion Group International, and incubators and grants such as the Woolite Fashion Grant. 

Cheerleader to all, Daniella Platt is a Concept-To-Market Strategist, who works with individuals to open doors to success and turn an idea into profit. Her signature program is the Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar & Fashion Startup Playbook. In fact, she just debuted the book on it called Looking Good. Through her consultancy, Looking Good YAYA!, Daniella offers conceptual marketing ideas and puts strategies into action. Like a primary doctor, LGY leverages the consultancy's relationships with "specialists" to give brands visibility and an edge. Daniella works with emerging and established brands, and artists, teaching creatives how to sell and guiding brands to bring their idea from concept-to-life. 

Sustainability, Manufacturing and The Future of the Fashion Industry is part of the NFW Learning Lab series. This is one of four educational opportunities that have been announced to provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experientially within the community. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these FREE special digital events and consider making a DONATION to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support our Nashville fashion community.

Source:Nashville Fashion Week

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Tags:   Free Events Lectures + DiscussionsCommunity

The Nashville Digital Experience - Fashion Law for Your Fashion Business

08-07-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 07 @ 12:30 pm

Peter Fields and Jenna Harris of the law firm Ritholz Levy Fields LLP will address corporate, commercial and intellectual property law issues faced by emerging and established fashion and apparel businesses, including corporate formations and corporate governance, raising money from investors,...

[more+]

Peter Fields and Jenna Harris of the law firm Ritholz Levy Fields LLP will address corporate, commercial and intellectual property law issues faced by emerging and established fashion and apparel businesses, including corporate formations and corporate governance, raising money from investors, choosing and protecting a brand name in the U.S. and abroad, creating protectable designs, tips for battling fraud on digital platforms and preventing ad misplacement, hiring employees and independent contractors, and product sales, distribution and licensing transactions.

RLF is a dynamic and fast-growing law firm (with offices in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and Miami) representing clients in media, entertainment, fashion, technology and general “brand-based” businesses across  a wide variety of corporate, commercial and intellectual property law disciplines. With decades of experience as lawyers (and, in some cases, former executives in these fields), the firm brings an insider’s perspective and a sophisticated approach to provide cost-effective and business-centric solutions for its clients. The firm has a key focus in helping its clients fund and launch new businesses, grow them and take them through public and private liquidity events, especially clients that leverage creative works such as fashion and apparel companies.

Fashion Law For Your Fashion Business is part of the NFW Learning Lab series. This is one of four educational opportunities that have been announced to provide a platform to engage, learn and connect experientially within the community. Please make plans early to attend at least one of these FREE special digital events and consider making a DONATION to the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support our Nashville fashion community.

Source: NFW

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Tags:   Free Events Lectures + DiscussionsCommunity

(CANCELLED) Nashville Fashion Week Closing Night Party

08-07-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Dirty Little Secret, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 07 @ 10:00 pm

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Friday, April 3rd following the runway show. These events are...

[more+]

Dream Nashville is presenting the Official Nashville Fashion Week Opening and Closing Night Parties on Tuesday, March 31st and Friday, April 3rd. Celebrate year 10 with Nashville Fashion Week!

Dream Nashville's Dirty Little Secret on Friday, April 3rd following the runway show. These events are 21 and up. Guests are encouraged to Rideshare.


Nashville Fashion Week is a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. This five-day event features local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the week encouraging both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces. View all runway shows and festival details.

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(CANCELLED) 10 Year Celebration | Nashville Fashion Forward Fund Awards Gala

08-08-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 08 @ 7:00 pm

The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee invites you to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit of Nashville’s creative arts and fashion community with Nashville Fashion Week and our partner OZ Arts Nashville at the 10 Year Celebration Party...

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The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee invites you to celebrate and support the entrepreneurial spirit of Nashville’s creative arts and fashion community with Nashville Fashion Week and our partner OZ Arts Nashville at the 10 Year Celebration Party and Nashville Fashion Forward Awards on Saturday, April 4 at OZ Arts Nashville. The Celebration Party and Nashville Fashion Forward Awards will close out Nashville Fashion Week.

This is the fifth year that Nashville Fashion Week will present its Nashville Fashion Forward Awards to recognize community leaders that have made an impact on the Nashville fashion industry. Many more details about this 10 Year Celebration Party and about the talented people receiving one of the Nashville Fashion Forward Awards will be shared soon.

The ninth Nashville Fashion Week will be held March 31- April 4 in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville. All proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Give Black, Give Back Conversations: Black Philanthropy Month

08-13-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Online, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Aug 10 @ 10:30 am Tue, Aug 11 @ 10:30 am Wed, Aug 12 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Thu, Aug 13 @ 10:30 am - less dates and times

Join Give Black, Give Back’s co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young from August 10-13 as they host a series of virtual events highlighting Black philanthropy and generational wealth building through conversation with special guests in recognition of this year’s Black Philanthropy...

[more+]

Join Give Black, Give Back’s co-chairs Kia Jarmon and Lisa Swift-Young from August 10-13 as they host a series of virtual events highlighting Black philanthropy and generational wealth building through conversation with special guests in recognition of this year’s Black Philanthropy Month’s theme, "Foresight 20/20."

Since its establishment in 2011, Black Philanthropy Month has reached roughly 17 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities. Primary aims of Black Philanthropy Month are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms, for the benefit of our planet, our communities, our organizations and our lives.

About the Artwork

Each year, the Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) poster serves as a visual representation of the annual theme and aims to inspire giving, advance the ideals of our movement and ultimately shape 21st century philanthropy. BPM 2020 poster was illustrated by artist Yétundé Olagbaju who shared about the 2020 BPM theme, “When I think of "foresight" I think of preparedness, exchange, knowledge of self, and the community that supports us all in thriving.”

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Tags:   Benefits Lectures + DiscussionsCommunity

Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Luncheon

11-19-2020

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Music City Center, Nashville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Nov 19 @ 11:30 am

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more honored to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on November 19th at the Music City Center to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, healthcare and...

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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee could not be more honored to present the 27th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award on November 19th at the Music City Center to Susan and Luke Simons, civic and community leaders known for their generous philanthropy in the arts, healthcare and beyond.

 


About Joe Kraft and The Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award Fund

Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft. Past honorees include Amy Grant and Vince Gill, John Seigenthaler, Francis S. Guess, Clayton McWhorter, Aubrey Harwell, Jayme and McDonald Williams, Monroe J. Carell Jr., Pauline Gore, Martha Ingram, Karl Dean, Jim Haslam II, Steve and Cal Turner Jr., Phil Bredesen and Andrea Conte, Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley, Jack B. Turner, and Jerry B. Williams, among others.

Location: This event will be held in the Davidson room.

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(RESCHEDULED) Whip Crackin' Rodeo

04-24-2021

Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Wilson County Fairgrounds / James E. Ward Agricult..., Lebanon
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 23 @ 8:00 am Fri, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain...

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The Whip Crackin' Rodeo is fun for the whole family, featuring saddle riding, a silent auction, festival foods like hamburgers, hotdogs, pizzas, corn-on-the-cob and so much more! The covered pavilion at the Wilson County Fairgrounds provides an all weather arena, so the rodeo will go on – rain or shine!

The rodeo also includes a day for special needs children filled with fun, games and a sample of what a real rodeo is all about. In 2017, we had the privilege of entertaining over 450 special needs youth at this mini rodeo event.

Previously, the rodeo presented the 9th Annual Whip Crackin’ Rodeo for the residents of Middle TN and the organization has raised over $40,000 for LOCAL charities.

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