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ANNUAL REPORT


HUMANITIES TENNESSEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF DONALD FANN, Chair

JUDY DRESCHER

HOLLY CONNER, Vice Chair

JOY FULKERSON

NEIL HEMPHILL, Immediate Past Chair LYNN ALEXANDER

KAREN LEWIS

SAMMIE ARNOLD*

RANDY MACKIN

LINDSAY BALES*

SCOTT NEWSTOK

NATHAN ANDREW BUTTREY* PATSY Q. CARSON DARYL A. CARTER CARMEN DAVIS

SHAWN PITTS KATE STEPHENSON KAREN E. WILLIAMS* LEVON WILLIAMS

JIM DODSON*

KATHI GRANT WILLIS

TIM HENDERSON

SERENITY GERBMAN

LACEY COOK MELISSA DAVIS JENNY FERNANDEZ JENNIFER CHALOS

MICHAEL KNIGHT

PAUL MCCOY ALEXIS STEVENS LANGSTON WILKINS MARGARET RENKL,


A MESSAGE FROM HUMANITIES TENNESSEE LEADERSHIP

Remembering Henrietta

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MISSION

HISTORY

PROGRAMS & GRANTS LITERATURE & LANGUAGE

HISTORY & CULTURE

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GRANTS & AWARDS


2015 HIGHLIGHTS

Humanities Tennessee conducted or sponsored more than

events across the state,

in statewide grants and sponsorships,

awarded more than

in scholarships and awards,

plus

Tennesseans through our programs and media partnerships.

and reached an estimated

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THE SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS: A Celebration of the Written Wordsm

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AUTHORS IN THE ROUND

Fundraising Dinner for the Southern Festival of Books

THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS SPONSORS OF THE 2015 SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS AND AUTHORS IN THE ROUND

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APPALACHIAN YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP and

TENNESSEE YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

“This Workshop meant a lot to me — I’ve always been shy, so I really express myself through writing. “I’ve gained bravery to write about anything and a confidence in my writing which I have never possessed before.” “The faculty and counselors were brilliant individuals who taught me that there is no such thing as writer’s block. Only the fear of mediocrity, and that I shouldn’t be afraid to share what I feel like I have to say.”

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STUDENT READER DAYS

“What an amazing experience this event was for our readers. Things like this just don’t happen for our students. The majority of them live in extreme poverty. This definitely could not have happened without the help of Humanities Tennessee. Our school has been struggling with literacy for quite some time, and I think events like this one will help tremendously.”

LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE

“While composing their letters, my students engaged in thoughtful discussions about literature and exchanged helpful insight concerning the writing process. Thank you for the opportunity to develop this component of our curriculum.”

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The CONVERSATIONS BUREAU

BITTERSWEET HARVEST: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964

THE WAY WE WORKED

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NASHVILLE READS

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ANNUAL GRANT PROGRAM

TN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS (TAM) SCHOLARSHIPS

THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC HUMANITIES

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OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARDS

The 2015 Outstanding Educator Award recipients were: Mike Andrews

Marisa Dore

Matt Marlatt

Linda Moss Mines

Carmen Noel

Heidi Saunders

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COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS Humanities Tennessee provides support to the following ongoing, annual events:

Tennessee History Day

Children's Festival of Reading

Summer Literacy & Civics Program

Women Ground Breakers Storytelling Series

Delivered! Tennessee History Teachers Workshops-to-Go

West Tennessee Writer Residencies

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SPECIAL INITIATIVES & SPONSORSHIPS Standing Together in Tennessee “I have come to think of several of the participants as more than acquaintances as we have laughed and cried together. It is absolutely amazing how a single line from a poem or a story can trigger memories and profound discussions….It's been a life-changing experience.“ -Linda Moss Mines

Sponsorships Bridging Culture: Community College Faculty Institute

Interpretive Planning Workshop for Historic Site and History Museums

National Council on Historic Preservation Annual Conference Plenary

Our Muslim Neighbor Conference

“It Makes Me Think: Our Stories About Reentry”

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SPECIAL EVENTS BÉLA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN BENEFIT

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS REVEAL PARTY

LITERARY DEATH MATCH

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2015 FINANCIALS

Income: $1,327,480

Expenses: $1,337,278

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2015 CONTRIBUTORS GIFTS OF $20,000 OR MORE Anonymous Ingram Industries Metro Nashville Arts Commission National Endowment for the Arts Tennessee Arts Commission

GIFTS OF $500-$999

Anonymous Grace and Carl Awh Lindsay Bales Ann and Frank Bumstead Melinda and John Buntin James A. Clodfelter Lacey Cook GIFTS OF $10,000-$19,999 Ron Watson and Jeff Corvin Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation Melissa Davis Dollar General Literacy Foundation Judy Drescher Federation of State Humanities Councils Sally T. and Robert C. Goodrich, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Henrietta A. Grant Nashville Predators Foundation Kevin Henderson The Nissan Foundation Denise W. and Stephen E. Henley Vanderbilt University, Office of Public Affairs Karen Johnston Susan S. Lanigan Frances and David Linley GIFTS OF $5,000-$9,999 Christina and John Norris Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Barbara Phillips The Frist Foundation Linda N. Rittenhouse Robert Penn Warren Center for the Ken Roberts, Jr. Humanities, Vanderbilt University Stephen and Kathleen Schultenover Laura Smith GIFTS OF $2,500-$4,999 Kathryn A. Stephenson Nancy Rankin and Whitworth Stokes AT&T Denise Wilder Warren Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Charitable Howard Books, Simon & Schuster Foundation Nashville Chapter, Women's National Nashville Electric Service Book Association Neal & Harwell, PLC Promotion, Inc. Gaye and John Patton The Steven & Laurie Eskind Family Joyce and Stephen Wood Foundation Turner Publishing Company GIFTS OF $1,000-$2,499 Union Common Restaurant Lynn M. Alexander Karen and Randy Williams T.A. Barron Jean and Dennis C. Bottorff GIFTS OF $250-$499 The Center for the Book, Library of Congress Christine Andrews David Boyer and Holly Conner Anne S. Arney The Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Sammie Arnold Foundation Dr. Mary T. Barker Melanie and Randall D. Ford BĂŠla Fleck Productions Inc Debbie Turner and Beth Fortune Butler Snow LLP Serenity Gerbman Patsy Q. Carson Hall Strategies Jennifer and Mark Chalos Helen and Neil Hemphill M. Thomas Collins Tim and Lauran Henderson Lawrence and Charlie Cook Imagine New Sondra and Douglas Cruickshanks, Jr. JKS Communications Martha Edington Patricia G. Lane Ann B. Egerton The Doy & Margaret McCall Family Cynthia Ezell Foundation Cortilla and Donald Fann Sandra McLeroy Julia L. and Franklin M. Jarman Parnassus Books Sharon H. Lassiter Shawn Pitts Amy and George Lynch Jennifer Puryear Elaine K. Lytle Alma Faye and Ed Rivers Randy Mackin Target

Jeff Daniel Marion James Paul and Alexis McCoy Patricia and James Munro Gail Murray Fiona Prine Cary and G. Scott Rayson Red Carpet Books Roros Foundation Victoria O. Ross Susannah and Zulu Scott-Barnes Joan Blum Shayne Mary Q. and John H. Stevens Etta and Amos Wilson

GIFTS OF $100-$249 Anonymous Stephen M. Abelman Honey and Lamar Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Altenbern, Sr. Lisa Alther Rosalyn H. Anderson Clare C. Armistead Bert C. Bach Megan and Bruce Barry Margaret Barteuch Robert Beck Martha E. Begalla Martha P. and Roger D. Bishop Gordon and Claudia Bonnyman Bert Bosse Jennifer Benke Bottorff Anne M. and Robert S. Brandt Cathy Stewart and Martin Brown, Jr. Mary Ann Buehler Varina and Jeffrey W. Buntin, Sr. Tina Foster Caldwell Daryl A. Carter, Ph.D. Barbara and Eric Chazen, M.D. Nancy and Ira Chilton Wayne Christeson Tom and Connie Cigarran Holly and Gabe Coltea Rebecca Conard Randal D. Cooper Brooks and Frannie Corzine Jim and Ellen Coulter Tamara Crabtree Kelly P. Crockett Luda Davies Carmen Davis Karen B. Davis Suann and Ralph Davis Nancy H. DeKalb Delek Fund for Hope, Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Mary Ann Denney Ruth D'Eredita Amy P. Dietrich Nancy K. Dillon


Jim Dodson Frank Sutherland and Natilee Duning Alice Randall and David Ewing Kate and Steve Ezell John and Carole Ferguson Norman and Kathleen Ferris Sarah E. and Donald W. Fish Mia P. and Jeffrey Fleetwood Appy and Viraj Parikh Frenchman Joy Fulkerson Darwin A. Galloway Paulette and Kip Gayden Tracy Barrett and Greg Giles Mary Belle Ginanni Bernice and Joel Gordon Pat Gosch Sara K. and Stanley E. Graber Katherine D. Graham Brittany Gray Kate R. W. Grayken Connie J. and Richard C. Green Jim and Mary Lee Hall Mary Hall Gregg Harpercollins Christian Publishing Caitlin and Robert Harris Jonathan Harwell Sally and E. Randall Henderson, Jr.

Kendall Hinote Martha Hooper Laetitia K. Hoskins Marci and Stephen Houff Peggy F. Hoyal Sarah W. Hunt Ellen Jacobson Rachel Wright and Matt Jones Marilyn Kallet Corinne and Brock Kidd Candice Reed Kirk Michael Knight Bridget Deenihan and Jonathan Kosik Marianne and Lawrence Kown Lee Pratt and Neil Krugman Dewey W. Lambdin, II Helen G. Lewis Kim and Bob Looney Nancy Lorenzi Becky Maiello Bob Mangeot Cynthia Ann Ragan and Jerry Martin Linda and Steven J. Mason, Sr. Emily and Randall Masters Susan Emery McGannon Pat Medley Gretchen and Jeff Moore

PATRON’S CIRCLE

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Shirlene L. Morgan Peg Morris Margaret Renkl and Haywood Moxley Lannie W. Neal, Jr. Leslie and Scott Newman Scott Newstok Jesilee Northington Mary Lou and Bob O'Gorman Dianne and Kent Oliver Ophelia and George C. Paine, II Pam and Nick Paul Carolyn D. and Courtney N. Pearre Judy and Ron Pennel Susan Pond Meaghan and Jared Porter Carol and Richard Ranta Pat Redifer Regions Financial Corporation Foundation Amy Liz and John Riddick Kimberly Robertson Melissa M. and Philip R. Russ Lauren Weathers Ryan Laura H. Schmink Carolyn W. and Gary W. Schott Dolores W. Seigenthaler


Phyllis and L. Ray Sells Daniel Sharfstein Ann and Jonathan Shayne Bob Shell Alex Sheshunoff Dorothy and Clay Sifford Cynthia P. Smith Cyntha and Jim Snider Joe and Joanne Sowell Alexis M. Stevens Jamie Stream Michael Strickland Elaine H. and Bruce D. Sullivan Jeanne Tapp Daniel Tidwell Michael Toomey Kay Tyler Dr. and Mrs. Karl VanDevender Becky Verner Jessica G. and Daniel D. Viner Joyce A. Vise Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP Elizabeth Colton Walls Arne Weingart Colleen Conway Welch Anne Westfall Anne and William O. Whetsell, Jr. Ruth B. and James O. White Levon Williams Kathi Grant Willis Mr. and Mrs. W. Ridley Wills, II Carolyn T. Wilson Lucianne and Toby S. Wilt Anna D. Windrow Kathleen Wolff Cathy Youmans Jane and Bill Young

GIFTS OF $35-$99 Nancy C. and Benjamin F. Adams, Jr. Helen A. and James E. Akenson Joanne E. and Robert V. Arellanes Stephen V. and Jean C. Ash Carl and Pan Awsumb Neal and Linda Barber Donna R. and Ralph I. Barr Katrin Bean Stephanie Belcher Caroline Bradshaw Carol Brewer James Brockman Bill and Suzanne Brown Sarah and Robert N. Buchanan, III Mary M. Buckner G. Rhea and Carole S. Bucy Nathan Andrew Buttrey Canaan Byrd Linda Damron Caldwell Alice R. Cannon Kay Caudle Mary Cavarra Mary Helen Clarke Barbara Cobb Walter and Ruth Crouch

Glenn and Lynn Davis Anne W. and Don W. Der Sandy DeWald Bonnie and John Dings Wendy Dinwiddie Kathy S. Emery Teresa Ervin Mariwyn Evans Jan Fairchild Kim Ford Wilmoth Foreman David Friedlander Stephen G. Fritz Nina Gregg and Doug Gamble Pat Green Thomas Grimm Carolyne Hadden Hope Hall Walt Hampton Robert Hawkins Karen Hayes Mary K. Hendershot Jess and Moe Hill Carole A. and Paul R. Hirth Henrietta B. Hobdy Jerrilyn Hobdy Bonnie Holaday Brian Horton Helen R. Houston Kay Johnson Margaret Faye Jones Marilyn R. Kemp Sherry A. Kendrick Les Kerr Sally B. Kilgore Jim Knox William Kornrich Susan Kupisch Christie and Rob Laird Betty Lentz Michael and Ellen Levitt Andrea O. E. Lindsey Dr. Rachel and Mr. Gerry Mace Esther Mackintosh Ben and Loy Martin Michaela Mathews Jack McCall June Hall McCash Joyce A. McCullough Katie McDougall Woodley and Ted McEachern Judy and James E. McFarland Connie Meador Bonnie Meriwether Alice Merritt Brian Milford Dr. and Mrs. J. David Miller Laura Miller Joe Morris Kay and Robert Moss Brandi Nash Ann S. and Charles L. Nored Margaret S. Norris, M.D. Tonie Osborne Keri and Joe Pagetta

Margaret P. Partee Bill and Emily Peach Lyda Phillips Michelle and Mark Phillips Mary Laura and John Philpott Jeanne Pickard Jennifer Pinkley Gregory Plemmons Robert Quinn Mark Rawls Rebecca M. Ray Debra and Walker Casey Reed Theta Rone Howard Ross Julie K. Sandine Susan Schott Jenness and Alex B. Schuhmann Maggie Selvidge Patricia Shannon Susan L. Shuman Vivian L. Sims Helen Sirett K. C. Smythe Karen D. Sorenson George Spain Bryan and Stephanie Sprague Alice Marie Starks Helen Stewart Carissa Stolting Ann and Hix Stubblefield Mary L. Tanner Linda Thorne Kristin O'Donnell Tubb Kathryn Hannen Walker and Philip Walker Louise W. Watkins Jinx Watson Bonnie Webb Elizabeth Weinstein Alana White Lola White Jeannette and Clay Whitson Tammy Wolcott Frances H. Wolf Patricia Wright Diane Wyckoff Jonathan Yodis Janice and Manuel Zeitlin


THANK YOU


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