Vice Chairman, Argent Trust, Nashville
1| Which nonprofit are you passionate about serving?
The Jewish Community Center
History: JCC is key to the growth and development of generations who have helped Nashville’s West Side community build stability and provide many services that would otherwise be unavailable. Over the years the staff and volunteers have provided swim classes for disadvantaged children, an evacuation site and central relief supply distribution center after Nashville’s historic flood, many classes for multiple social service needs and hosted anti-discrimination programs for many groups including Nashville Police recruits. Click here for more information.
2| What motivated you to become involved with this nonprofit?
When I first moved to Nashville over 50 years ago, I discovered a vibrant social service agency that provided many programs that cultivated the mind, body and spirit. The JCC serves all people regardless of their background or economic resources. The JCC has very strong programs for young children including preschool, after school and summer camps. It also provides diverse services for adults including multiple wellness classes and robust adult programs.
3| Describe your proudest achievement through your work with this nonprofit.
I am extremely proud that I have achieved 5 decades of participation and leadership. My role as an officer and member of the executive committee contributed to the successful completion of a new building in the 1980’s. Three decades later, I am now co-chairing the ‘Our Community, Our Future’ campaign to modernize the facilities. We have surpassed our goal which will allow the JCC to further enhance participant’s experiences and expand programming.
Safer Family Celebrating 50+ Years of Service
Summer Camp Super Hero’s
Tennessee Top 3 Star Program for Kids
Arlene and Howard at Scholarship Fundraiser Roaring 20’s Event