Humanities TN Annual Report 2012

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Examining the narratives, traditions, beliefs, and ideas that define us as individuals and as participants in community life.


JOE FOWLKES Cornersviille

DONALD FANN, Vice Chair Woodbury



ROBERTA T. HERRIN Jonesborough






THETA RONE* Burlison





CARMEN DAVIS Chattanooga



†Immediate Past Chair * Gubernatorial Appointee


MELISSA DAVIS Director, Community History Program

TIM HENDERSON Executive Director (Effective 2012)

SERENITY GERBMAN Director, Literature & Language Programs

LACEY COOK Program Officer, Youth Programs

PAUL MCCOY Program Officer, Community History Program

GEORGIA COPELAND Event & Office Coordinator

ALEXIS STEVENS Development & Marketing Officer (Effective 2013)

WELCOME With the presentation of our Annual Report for the 2012 Fiscal Year, the Board and Staff of Humanities Tennessee are proud to summarize the work we have done around the state, with the crucial support of our partners, to provide accessible and effective public humanities programs. As the nation commemorated the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, for example, Humanities Tennessee worked with creative and diligent partners to create thoughtful and accessible public programming inviting Tennesseans to consider the significance of that milestone in our history in new ways. Our partnership with the Robert Penn Warren Center at Vanderbilt University and The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area produced a series of sessions at the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books entitled “Civil War & Emancipation -- Conflict & Reckoning”; we partnered with libraries in Morristown, Chattanooga, Clarksville, and Memphis to deliver “Making Sense of the American Civil War,” a five-part book discussion series; we launched the Conversations Bureau, partnering with program hosts across the state to engage Tennesseans in thoughtful discussions of race and equality in the US. 2012 was about much more to us than remembering this important era in our history, however. Humanities Tennessee’s commitment to public humanities education is evident, we hope, in every program, every public event, every human connection that results from our mission to “nurture the mutual respect and understanding essential to community.” When we talk about “public humanities” education, we are indicating the value of all the implements in the “humanities toolbox,” including critical thinking, writing, speaking and listening. When Tennesseans employ these tools, we increase the integrity of our communities, deepen our commitment to democracy and civility, and strengthen our sense of place. This focus on public humanities educational programming is central to what makes Humanities Tennessee a unique organization. In 2012, HT reached across the breadth of Tennessee to make possible hundreds of free, public events in towns and cities from every corner of our broad state. With your help, we look forward to furthering our work in the coming year.

What are the humanities? Tim Henderson Executive Director

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Neil Hemphill Chairman

The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. --National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

Leadership and Legacy

A HUMANITIES LEADER RETIRES At the close of 2012, Humanities Tennessee bade farewell to our longtime leader, life-long humanities advocate Robert Cheatham. Beginning his tenure at Humanities Tennessee in 1977, he was named Executive Director within eight months of being hired. Under his leadership, Humanities Tennessee grew from a strictly grant-making organization supported solely by federal funds, to an organization that conducts programs and makes grants, that raises and earns significant support in addition to its NEH appropriation, and attempts to engage the public actively in the humanities to make the humanities an integral part of community life in Tennessee. Robert created and nurtured programs like the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, the Southern Humanities Media Fund, the Young Writers’ Workshop, the Museum on Main Street tours, the Community History Development Fund,, and Salon@615. These programs have made Humanities Tennessee the foremost literary arts organization in the state and the only statewide public humanities organization in Tennessee. With fierce intelligence and creativity, and exemplary leadership, Robert Cheatham has served the people of Tennessee for nearly four decades. Humanities Tennessee thanks him for his leadership.

ROBERT CHEATHAM Humanities Tennessee President Emeritus

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OUR MISSION Humanities Tennessee nurtures the mutual respect and understanding essential to community by enabling Tennesseans to examine and critically reflect upon the narratives, traditions, beliefs, and ideas — as expressed through the arts and letters — that define us as individuals and participants in community life.

OUR HISTORY Founded in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to developing a sense of community through literary programs, community history, and grants in the humanities across Tennessee.

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WHAT WE DO Humanities Tennessee is dedicated to strengthening communities and promoting dialogue among all Tennesseans. Our programs engage the public actively in the humanities and make the humanities an integral part of community life in Tennessee. We do this through a variety of public programs and partnerships across the state. We are the only statewide organization of our kind in Tennessee. In 2012, Humanities Tennessee: Awarded

Sponsored more than

$104,737 in grants, awards, and scholarships

Reached an estimated Reached an estimated

1,500 activities

850,000 people through programming

3,000,000 people through media-based projects

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“The Southern Festival is a delightful event. Educational, entertaining, elegant, community building--simply wonderful.” - 2012 Author

THE SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS: A CELEBRATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD℠ Humanities Tennessee founded The Southern Festival of Books in 1989 as a means of promoting literature and discussion of books among the general public. The Festival is always FREE and open to everyone. The 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books took place October 12-14, 2012, at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library. Despite inclement weather, the Festival was a resounding success. Festival authors included Gillian

Flynn, Junot Díaz, Katherine Paterson, Alice Randall, Ben Fountain, Ron Rash, Gail Tsukiyama, Buzz Bissinger,

and many more.

More than 280 participating authors

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Approximately 400 volunteers Between 20,000 and 25,000 visitors

AUTHORS IN THE ROUND The fifth annual Authors in the Round dinner, a fundraiser for Humanities Tennessee and the Southern Festival of Books, was held on October 12, 2012. The dinner pairs local donors and literature lovers with an author for a night of great food, entertainment, and conversation. Emceed by Honorary Chair John Seigenthaler and his son, John Seigenthaler, Jr., and co-chaired by Holly Conner and Beth Fortune, the 2012 event helped to raise more than $50,000 for the Southern Festival of Books.

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CHAPTER 16 is a website founded by Humanities Tennessee in

2009 to provide comprehensive coverage of literary news and events in Tennessee. The site posts fresh content every weekday, focusing upon author events across the state and new releases from Tennessee authors. Chapter 16 maintains partnerships with newspapers in each major media market statewide. Through its website, the use of social media, and newspaper partnerships, Chapter 16 reaches 544,700 potential readers each week. At the Federation of State Humanities Councils meeting in November 2012, Humanities Tennessee was honored to receive the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for excellence in the public humanities. The prize recognized Chapter 16’s “Most Creative Use of the Web to Promote Reading and Writing.”

SALON@615 Salon@615 is a free author reading series produced jointly by

Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books, the Nashville Public Library, and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. The 2012 schedule included author events with Caroline Kennedy, Colin Meloy,

Carson Ellis, T.C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, Sherman Alexie, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Kingsolver, Jon Meacham, Colin Powell, and more.

NASHVILLEREADS NashvilleReads is a community-wide reading program that encourages everyone to read a specific book and attend special events and discussions related to the book. The book selected for 2012 was Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Events took place leading up to her October 27 Nashville appearance as a recipient of the annual literary award presented by the Nashville Public Library. NashvilleReads is a partnership between Mayor Dean’s office, the Nashville Public Library, the Nashville Public Library Foundation, Parnassus Books, and Humanities Tennessee. page 7

“I wish I could write like this at home…. I wish I could find out why my pen dances so much better here.” -2012 Young Writers’ Workshop student

THE TENNESSEE YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP The Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop (TYWW) is a weeklong, residential program that

provides students who have completed grades 7–12 the opportunity to explore their interest in writing and devote time to the development of their writing skills with accomplished authors in a supportive environment. The TYWW takes place on the campus of Austin Peay University in Clarksville during one full week in July. In 2012, 61 7th-12th graders participated, representing the towns of Camden, Clairfield, Clarksville, Cordova, Crossville, Cumberland Gap, Decherd,

Franklin, Germantown, Harrogate, Hendersonville, Humboldt, Jefferson City, Knoxville, Morristown, Nashville, Oak Ridge, Rickman, Sewanee, Signal Mountain, Spring Hill, and Winchester. Students also came from California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia. FY20 12


61 participating students Representing more than 25 cities and 6 states $7,625 in need-based scholarships awarded

THE APPALACHIAN YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP The inaugural Appalachian Young Writers’ Workshop (AYWW) (originally called the Cumberland Gap Young Writers’ Workshop) was a three-day writing workshop that provided 10th-12th grade students with the opportunity to explore the craft of creative writing, learning from the region's foremost poets, fiction writers, playwrights, creative non-fiction writers, and lyric writers. Held July 25th-28th at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, the AYWW hosted 23 students, all of whom attended through full, need-based scholarships. AYWW will transition to a full week, residential workshop in 2013.

“I won’t forget this experience, because it’s been woven into the tapestry that is my story.” -2012 Young Writers’ Workshop student.

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“ I just want you to know the visit meant so much to our students. They are reading her other books and are still talking about her visit.” — High School Librarian re: Margaret Stohl visit

STUDENT READER DAYS The Student Reader Day Program brings writers together with young readers with the goal of offering great literature, critical thinking, and discussion opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school classrooms across the state. Authors are matched with schools (or invited to a community-wide, students-only event), free of charge, for unique presentations and to encourage connections between reader and author. This connection underscores the importance of literacy and literature in a young person's life and encourages young people to read for pleasure and personal growth. When possible, students participating in Student Reader Day events are given a free copy of the visiting author's book to encourage further reading and discussion. Student Ready Day events took place in Antioch, Ashland City, Cornersville, Franklin, Lexington, Martin,

Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Readyville, Shelbyville, and Springfield and reached 2,671 students in grades 3-12. Participating authors included Kelly Barnhill, Gitty Daneshvari, A.J. Hartley, Silas House, Ruta Sepetys, Roland Smith, Margaret Stohl, and Kathryn Williams.

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8 critically acclaimed authors In 12 towns and cities across the state 2,671 students reached

LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE Letters About Literature (LAL) is a writing contest that encourages students in grades 4–12 to write a personal letter to the author (living or dead) of a fiction or nonfiction book, a short story, poem, essay or speech that they have read and about which they have strong feelings. A panel of judges selects the top entries in the state. State Winners receive a cash award and a certificate from Humanities Tennessee. The 1st place winner on Level 3 is awarded a full scholarship to attend the Tennessee Young Writers’ Workshop. First place winners advance to the national level judging. In 2012, 1,061 students and 46 teachers and librarians participated in LAL, representing 28 towns and cities across the state. Winners included: (Level 1, 4th-6th grade) Haley

Wright, Kayla Laymance, Nathaniel Hall; (Level 2, 7th-8th grade) Kara Delbridge, Nathan Kiefer, Kelsey Keith; (Level 3, 9th-12th grade) Daniel Zuo, Hanna Lustig, Victoria Gray. FY20 12


1,061 participating students 46 participating teachers and librarians 28 towns and cities represented

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COMMUNITY HISTORY DEVELOPMENT FUND The Community History Development Fund (CHDF) provides partner organizations financial support in the various phases of their work bringing the humanities to the public. The objective of the CHDF is to provide organizations with opportunities to achieve long-term goals, such as institutional growth and sustainability, through supporting endeavors that strengthen the professional skills of staff, volunteers, and board members, and that develop increasingly accomplished humanities programming. The CHDF supported the following partners in 2012: organizational development and planning activities at Dyer County Historical Society

(Dyersburg), Overton County Historical Society (Livingston), McNairy County Historical Society (Selmer); companion program for Museum on Main Street The Way We Worked host sites at Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation (Fentress County), and the Elkton Historical Society (Giles County); and programming projects at Parsons & Greater Area History Museum, Pleasant Hill Historical Society, and the Tom & OE Stigall Museum (Humboldt). $24,585 in CHDF grants FY20 12 STATS AT A GLANCE:

$3,925 in TAM scholarships 8 partners and 13 TAM attendees supported

TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS (TAM) ANNUAL CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS Since 2003, Humanities Tennessee has offered a scholarship program for the Tennessee Association of Museums' (TAM) annual conference held every March. The scholarships are available to volunteers without museum-related backgrounds who work for a nonprofit museum or organization that is starting a museum, and that has no paid professional staff. Each scholarship provides two nights lodging and conference registration fees for two people from up to fifteen organizations. Humanities Tennessee provided scholarships to attend the 2012 TAM conference in Memphis, March 21-23, to 13 people from 9 organizations across the state. The organizations included: Bemis Historical Society; Discovery

Museum of West Tennessee (Jackson); Elkton Historical Society; Etowah Historical Commission; Granville Museum; Matt Gardener Homestead Museum (Elkton); Pleasant Hill Historical Society; Smith County Heritage Museum (Carthage); and Union County Historical Society (Maynardville). “I probably would not have attended this, my first TAM conference, had it not been for the scholarship program. This is simply because I had no idea just how much I would gain from the experience. I’ll be back!” — 2012 TAM participant

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CIVIL WAR, CIVIL RIGHTS CIVIL DISCOURSE Civil War, Civil Rights, Civil Discourse is a multi-format initiative providing opportunities to share perspectives on socially divisive issues over the past 150 years and the prospects for civility in public life today and in the future. The following programs were a part of this initiative in 2012:

The Conversations Bureau The Conversations Bureau provides a selection of topics available for 90-minute discussions based on a brief text and guided by a scholar/facilitator. Each of our topics encourages participants to reflect on the outcomes of social and political divisions from the Civil War era to the present, and to consider the significance of these events to our current civic affairs. Any not-for-profit organization or high school in Tennessee is eligible to use the program. Humanities Tennessee covers the cost of the scholar/ facilitator’s honorarium and travel expenses. The four available conversation topics in 2012 included

Dred Scott and the Origins of American Citizenship; From Plessy to Brown: Resolving the Question of Equal Protection under the Law; Region, Race, and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War; and The Emancipation Proclamation and James Baldwin: A 20th Century Disquisition on Equality. The

program launched at the 24th Annual Southern Festival of Books in October with two conversations led by Michael Bertrand, Professor of History at TSU. Forty participants joined the conversation.

Making Sense of the Civil War Making Sense of the American Civil War is a scholar-led reading and discussion

program that occurred at four libraries across the state in 2012-2013. Each library hosted a five-part series of conversations that explored the significance and meaning of the war to Tennesseans today. The book selections included fiction and nonfiction, plus an anthology of short stories, speeches, diaries, memoirs, letters, and more, and illuminated the experiences of individuals from a range of perspectives. The conversation topics included Imagining War, Choosing Sides, Making Sense of Shiloh, The Shape of War, and War and Freedom. The program began in the fall of 2012 in Chattanooga and continued in Memphis, Clarksville, and Morristown in 2013.

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CIVIL WAR, CIVIL RIGHTS CIVIL DISCOURSE, CONT. Media Lending Library The Media Lending Library consists of documentaries addressing a broad range of topics on Southern history and culture available to Tennessee nonprofits and schools for free public or classroom screenings. The Media Lending Library features awardwinning documentaries addressing issues related to the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and Civil Discourse in American democracy, including At the River I Stand (1994), The Rise and Fall of Jim

Crow (2002), Dawn’s Early Light: Ralph McGill & the Segregated South (1988), and many more.

The Civil War and Emancipation: Conflict and Reckoning Humanities Tennessee, The Robert Penn Warren Center, and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area were pleased to present a special series of sessions at the 2012 Southern Festival of Books heralding the upcoming anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. "Civil War & Emancipation--Conflict & Reckoning" was held in conjunction with the Warren Center's 2012-2013 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar on the theme “The Age of Emancipation: Black Freedom in the Atlantic World,” which coincided with the sesquicentennial of the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863).


Museum on Main Street (MoMS) is a program of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in partnership with state humanities councils. SITES develops high quality and mobile humanities exhibitions. Humanities councils develop traveling exhibit tour projects in their states and support educational events at local levels. The targeted exhibit venues are small or emerging, pre-professional, rural or underserved cultural organizations. In 2012, Humanities Tennessee sponsored The Way We Worked exhibit, which uses large-scale images, audio/video recordings, and artifacts to explore the history and meaning of work in American society across regions over the past 150 years. Four organizations hosted The Way We Worked in 2012: Beech River Cultural Center & Museum (Lexington), Elkton Historical Society, Cowen Railroad Museum, and Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation (Jamestown). An estimated 4,200 people attended the exhibits. page 12

AWARDS OF RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING OF THE HUMANITIES Awards of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities are available each year for up to six full-time 3rd–12th grade Tennessee teachers who receive cash for professional development and school humanities projects or materials. Each award recipient will receive a $2,000 fellowship to further their professional development in the humanities. The award recipient's school will also receive a $1,500 grant to be used for the purchase of humanities instructional materials or for student humanities projects. Since 1985, Humanities Tennessee has awarded almost $400,000 to 161 teachers in Tennessee. The 2012 Teacher Award recipients included: Lisa

Millsaps, English and Journalism, William Blount High School (Maryville); Corey Dugan, 6th-8th grade Humanities, Nature’s Way Montessori School (Knoxville); and Rita Cochrane, 7th Grade World Geography, David Lipscomb Middle School (Nashville).

THE ANNUAL GRANT PROGRAM The Annual Grant Program provides funding support for ambitious public humanities projects awarded each

spring, and small project grants awarded each summer. The 2012 recipients included: Civil War at Home: Families

Divided, Battles Waged, and Communities Occupied in East Tennessee (East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville); Emissaries of Peace: Timberlake in the Overhills, 1762-2012 (Fort Loudoun Association, Monroe Co.); Slaves and Slaveholders: The Washingtons of Wessyngton (Tennessee State Museum, Nashville); Digital Docent (Blount Mansion, Knoxville); The Smoky Mountain Book Festival (Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend); An Evening with Matthew Shenoda (Global Education Center, Nashville).

PROGRAM SPONSORSHIPS & COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS Humanities Tennessee has a cooperative agreement to sponsor the Children’s Festival of Reading in Knoxville and Tennessee History Day, a statewide event held in Nashville, every year. The Children’s Festival of Reading featured authors Jennifer and

Matthew Holm, Alyssa Capucilli, Dan Yaccarino, Gail Carson Levine, David Ezra Stein, and Dianne De Las Casas. Of the 7,000 students to participate in statewide Tennessee History Day competitions, 300 advanced to the state finals of Tennessee History Day. Fifty students advanced to the National History Day competition where Rebecca Derby and Rachel Emond of Servier County received Tennessee’s second gold medal for their Senior Division Group Exhibit project on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, “Ignition of a Revolution.”

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$10,500 in teaching awards $58,100 in grants and sponsorships 8 programs sponsored

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To obtain our complete financial statements, please contact Humanities Tennessee at (651) 770-0006 or

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LIST OF FUNDERS Humanities Tennessee is grateful to the following organizations and individuals who have made our programs possible. A special thanks to our primary public funder, the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pinnacle Financial Partners Promotion, Inc. Suntrust Bank Thomas Nelson, Inc. Karen and Randy Williams Alison and John Wingo Joyce and Stephen Wood

Contributions of $10,000 and up

Contributions of $500-$999

Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation Dollar General Corporation John R. Ingram Fund MSB Cockayne Fund, Inc. National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Tennessee Arts Commission The Memorial Foundation Vanderbilt University

Contributions of $5,000-$9,999 Bethel University Gaylord Entertainment Foundation Ingram Content Group Nashville Predators Foundation

Contributions of $2,500-$4,999 Austin Peay State University Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Capstar Bank Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Hall Strategies Helen and Neil Hemphill Sarvenaz Pahlavi

Contributions of $1,000-$2,499 Lynn M. Alexander Beverly Bond Jean and Dennis Bottorff LeAnne and Chad Bottorff Linus Catignani Ashley and Lew Conner Amy Dietrich Jane Eskind Melanie and Randall D. Ford Beth Fortune Serenity and Russell Gerbman Beth Halteman Harwell Matt Hearn Patricia G. Lane Library of Congress Shannon and Charles Martin, Jr. Robert Cheatham and Michael McGregor Nashville Electric Service

Kathi and Edgar Allen Anonymous T.A. Barron Ginna Foster Cannon and Mark Cannon Jennifer and Mark Chalos James A. Clodfelter Stephanie and Forrest Conner Lacey Cook Melissa Davis Carole and John Ferguson Gay and John P. Greer Jonny Harwell Tim Henderson Roberta T. Herrin Jack Daniel Distillery The Joanne Stephenson Foundation Frances and David Linley Mary Lou Marks James Paul McCoy Metro Nashville Arts Commission Gail Murray Lisa Peerman Ann and Ronald Pruitt Karen A. Purdy Regions Bank Faye and Ed Rivers Ken Roberts, Jr. Anne and Charles Roos Susannah and Zulu Scott-Barnes Mr. and Mrs. John Seigenthaler Kathryn A. Stephenson Byron Trauger Jane Walters Patricia Wiseman Munro and Westelle Wiseman Women's National Book Association, Nashville

Contributions of $250-$499 Lamar Alexander Lexie and James Armstrong Nicole and Roland Baggott Mary Barker Bruce Barry Anne and Robert Brandt Sandra Brannan Andrea Conte and Phil Bredesen

Cathy and Martin Brown, Jr. Carmen Davis The Steven and Laurie Eskind Family Foundation Donald Fann Joe F. Fowlkes Carrington and David A. Fox Henrietta A. Grant Emily and Mac Hardcastle Neil Hemphill Sally and E. Randall Henderson, Jr. Denise W. and Stephen E. Henley Alice and Henry Hooker Erica and Billy Jacobs Lillias Dale and William P. Johnston Lee Pratt and Neil Krugman Sharon H. Lassiter Amanda and Carter Little Elaine Lytle Gina and Steve Manskar Lynn H. and Joseph L. May Fiona McAnally Katie McDougall Ellen H. Martin and Gerry Nadeau Carolyn and Courtney N. Pearre A. Warren Phillips, III Judy and Stephen Price Linda N. Rittenhouse Alice and Michael Rolli Theta Rone Joan Blum Shayne Mary Ruth and Bob Shell Mary Jane and Gilbert Smith Jim Snider Nancy Rankin and Whitworth Stokes Elaine and Bruce D. Sullivan Kristin and Donald Taylor US Bancorp Foundation Mimi and Charlie Vaughn Jessica G. and Daniel D. Viner Karen Wedgeworth Diane Jalfon and Daniel Weickenand Colleen and Ted Welch Kathi Grant Willis Lissa Smith and Edwin Williamson Kathleen Woods Pallas and Phil Zanone Theresa and Kerndt Zuckowsky

Contributions of $100-$249 Mary K. Allen Hunter Armistead Carey Aron Jerry Askew Bert C. Bach Julia Baker Tracy Barrett Jodie Barringer Martha and Roger Bishop

Claudia and Gordon Bonnyman Cindy Boshears Karen Bowyer Rebecca Busby-Maiello Nathan Andrew Buttrey Judith Byrd Linda Damron Caldwell Mary Vaughan Carpenter Chrysler Mary Helen Clarke Holly Conner Georgia Copeland Ellen and Jim Coulter Tamara Crabtree Kelly P. and Dan Crockett Whitney Daane Delia Darst Melissa Dashiff Miriam DeCosta-Willis Nancy DeKalb Amy and Steve Dennison Discovery Museum of West Tennessee John Egerton J.T. Ellison Annette and Irwin Eskind Cynthia Ezell Janet Fairchild Mia P. and Jeffrey Fleetwood Elizabeth and Van Flesher Kim Ford Nina Gregg and Doug Gamble Jennifer and Richard Gaw Constance B. Gee Martha Gentry David Gibson Mary Belle Ginanni Elizabeth Gonser Pat Gosch Sara and Stanley Graber Connie and Richard Green Katherine and Benjamin Griffin Libbey Hagewood Shirley Harvey Phyllis Heard Mary Hendershot Ruth A. Hillis Susan and Wayne Hogan John J. Hollins, Jr. Martha Hooper Pamela Hoover Peggy and James Hoyal Margaret and Charles Hubbert Sarah Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hutton Ingram Entertainment, Inc. Lana Israel Elizabeth R. James Michael P. Jones Lydia and Owen Jones Marilyn Kallet

Marilyn R. Kemp Lynne C. Land Brenda Lepley Sally Levine Fran Maddox Jeanie Nelson and Will Martin Sandra McLeroy Elisabeth Field Mims Rosemarie Mincey Gretchen and Jeff Moore Dianne Ferrell Neal Lannie Neal Anne Fentress Nichols Sarah and Christopher Nickoloff Jesilee Northington Lauren and Robert Ossolinski Ophelia Paine Emily M. Parrish Sarah and James Patterson Judy Pennel Molly and James Pratt Catherine Soudoplatoff and Joseph Prochaska Amy Liz Riddick Susan Robinson Victoria O. Ross Melissa M. and Philip R. Russ Warwick Sabin Mary Sarratt Perkins Laura H. Schmink Kathy and Stephen Schultenover Phyllis and L. Ray Sells Judy and Martin Simmons Vivian L. Sims Ashley and Rob Smith Karen Spivey Michael Strickland Katherine L. Tange-duPre Michael Toomey Abby and Doug Trotter Nancy S. Walker Elizabeth Colton Walls L. Charles and Jerry N. Ward Jinx Watson Theresa Wells Lola White Pauline and Thomas Whitsitt Irene and W. Ridley Wills, II Carolyn T. Wilson Etta and Amos Wilson Dallas and Fleming Wilt Toby J. Wilt Jane and Bill Young

Contributions of $35-$99 Nancy C. and Benjamin F. Adams, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Akenson Debra L. Alberts Joanne Allison

Robert V. Arellahes Jean C. and Stephen V. Ash Pan and Carl Awsumb Linda and Neal Barber Robert Barber Donna and Ralph Barr Katrin Bean Becky Becker Linda Behrend Devon Boan Judy and Kenneth J. Bottoms Suzanne and Bill Brown Lois Brown M.M. Buckner Mary Ann Buehler Tina Caldwell Tony Cavender Barbara Chadwick Nancy and Ira Chilton Randall Clemons Dr. and Mrs. Robert Collins Lynne Cushing Carolyn Daniel Edward Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Don W. Der Bonnie and John Dings Jane H. and Ronald H. Dykes Laura Ellis Kathy Emery Bryn Evans Dale and Christopher Farran Wilmoth Foreman Phyllis and Stanley P. Frank Cindy Franklin Stephanie K. Freudenthal Stephen G. Fritz Julia Gibbons Holly Gleason Robert C. Goodrich Katherine D. Graham Patricia R. and Thomas B. Green Hope Hall Stephen W. Hines Henrietta Hobdy Jerrilyn Hobdy Bonnie Holaday Darrell Holt Diane Honda Margie Hunter Kay Johnson Sue W. Johnson Doris King Jim Knox William Kornrich Christine and Michael Kreyling Dewey Lambdin Ellen and Michael Levitt Andrea Lindsey Jena Locke Ellen A. Macek

Esther Mackintosh Ramona Mahood June Hall McCash Anne McCraw Woodley and Ted McEachern Judy and James McFarland Susan Emery McGannon Alice Merritt JoAnn and David Miller Joe Morris Peggy Morris Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moss Ellen Myrick Scott Newstok Kay Newton James Nix Ann and Charles Nored Glenda and Royce Oldham Margaret P. Partee Bob Patterson Emily and Bill Peach Michelle and Mark Phillips Gregory Plemmons Freya Potempa Sara Preville Kimberly Quillen Carol and Richard Ranta Molly Raper Pat Redifer Diana and David Revell Julie K. Sandine

Alice M. Sanford Barbara and Don Saunders Nelda B. Schreiber Susan Shuman Helen Sirett Jennifer P. Smith Louis Charles Stagg Helen Stewart Ann and Hix Stubblefield Mary L. Tanner Helen H. Tate Kathryn I. and David G. Thompson Janice H. Tracy Kay Tyler Corinne Van Buren William Visher Celia and Robert Walker Joel Wallace Cindy and Byron Warner Ruth R. Warner Louise W. Watkins Sara West Alana White Ruth B. and James O. White Anne R. Williams Traci G. Winter Patricia Wright Diane Wyckoff Donors listed are from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. We make every effort to represent donors accurately. If we have erred, please contact us.

HOW YOU CAN HELP Humanities Tennessee relies on public and private donations from individuals and corporations to continue providing grants and programming in the humanities for all Tennesseans. For giving information, please visit or contact Alexis Stevens, Development & Marketing Officer, at (615) 770-0006 ext. 14, or

306 Gay St, Ste 306 Nashville, TN 37201 P: 615-770-0006 F: 615-770-0007

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