PHILANTHROPIES

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of nearly 120 million acres worldwide and more than 270,000 acres in Tennessee. Since 1978, The Nature Conservancy has helped create or expand 29 State Natural Areas, 10 State Wildlife Management Areas and 2 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee.

Nature.org/Tennessee

The Brown Center for Autism is a nonprofit charity organization that provides early intervention to young Middle Tennessee children from the point of diagnosis through the age of 6. The center's uniquely collaborative treatment model offers behavioral therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, along with a strong parent training, education and support component. Because effective early intervention is typically very costly, BCA fund-raises nearly 50% of the true cost of therapy to offset that cost to its families. It is only through the generous support of its community partners and individual donors that the Brown Center is able to work with families to make a lasting difference in the lives of young Middle Tennessee children with autism.

TheBrownCenter.org

The West Nashville Sports League is one of the premier youth sports organizations in the southeast. Celebrating its 16th year in existence, the WNSL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation providing organized competition for over 3,000 basketball, 1,200 baseball and 900 flag football players annually and emphasizing sportsmanship, personal development and a love of the game for boys and girls of all ages.

Wnsl.org