Luncheon will present Dr. Charles E. Kimbrough Medal of Honor, several other leadership awards
By SOTG News Service
The Nashville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a “Coming Together…Unity in Action” Life Membership Luncheon, co-hosted by honorary co-chairs Ladonna Boyd, chief operations officer of R.H. Boyd Publishing; Dr. Deborah Cole, president & CEO of Citizens Bank; Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, and Butch Spyridon, president of the Convention & Visitors Corporation come together for this event, in order to honor community leaders.
The celebration, recognizing Life and Subscribing Life Members, will be held at the Cal Turner Family Center (1011 21st Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208) at Meharry Medical College on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program will include an opportunity to announce the Dr. Kimbrough Medal of Honor, along with the President’s Award and three Legacy Awards.
Tickets and tables are still available for purchase at the NAACP Nashville Branch office. Individual tickets are still available at $125 each, while tables begin at $1500 each, seating 10 guests. You may purchase tickets here or by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/o/n
“We’re excited to honor people who have dedicated their lives to bridging the gap between people of all backgrounds in our community,” said State Representative Brenda Gilmore, who serves as the branch’s first vice president and as chairwoman of this year’s luncheon. “There are many people who continue to make civic contributions to improve our community and they deserve to be recognized for their work.”
“In light of recent, national events, our luncheon is timely and provides a perfect way for our community to demonstrate how we can come together for good,” said Ludye Wallace, NAACP Nashville branch president. “The NAACP is for the advancement of all people and we are proud to demonstrate that Nashvillians are unified in numbers – and together we can achieve more through action.”
Wallace said the branch is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate community members who show dedication to the mission of the NAACP by revealing recipients of the Presidential and Legacy Awards, as well as the Dr. Charles E. Kimbrough Medal of Honor at the luncheon.