Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation

Nashville, TN   |  www.nashvillechamber.com

Mission

The Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation supports the work of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce by coordinating, facilitating and encouraging joint public and private efforts to improve the quality of public education in Middle Tennessee, developing and disseminating information to public and private decision makers concerning the quality of  public education and the costs and benefits of improving the quality of public education and to coordinate and encourage joint public and private efforts to combat community deterioration in Middle Tennessee.  Through coordinating cooperative efforts with business, government, community leaders, non-profits and other entities, the Foundation identifies problems and creates workable solutions in the areas of talent development including early childhood and K-12 education initiatives, post-secondary education attainment and workforce development in conjunction with area schools and colleges. The combined efforts of the Foundation and the Board of Directors provides a strategic funding plan for operations and projects that ensures the Foundation as a driving force of influence and change in bolstering the Nashville region's economic prosperity and a thriving, world-class city.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Ms. Nancy S. Eisenbrandt

Main address

211 Commerce Street Suite 100

Nashville, TN 37201 USA

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Formerly known as

The Greater Nashville Regional Community Foundation

EIN

62-1413808

NTEE code info

Community Coalitions (S21)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Academies of Nashville 2.0

To cultivate a workforce that exceeds the needs of current and future employers by providing Nashville students with a high-quality public education and post secondary pipeline. 

 
The Foundation has been a lead partner in the Academies of Nashville since their inception. The Academies bring a unique career and thematic focus to educational instruction within each of Metro Nashville Public Schools' twelve zoned high schools. The program prepares students for college and career options post graduation. In addition to supporting the Academies, the Foundation has also provided necessary funds for students to take industry certification exams. The percentage of students taking and receiving industry certifications has increased steadily since 2011. 
 
2006-2018

Population(s) Served

To produce a comprehensive and community-led perspective on salient issues and challenges facing Metro Nashville Public Schools.  The product of the Report Card Committee, the Education Report Card provides relevant metrics, recommendations, commendations and concerns directly related to Metro Nashville Public Schools. The Committee is comprised of volunteers who meet weekly over the course of five months to learn about MNPS through school visits, conversations with district leaders, panels with pertinent stakeholders and data review. This process results in a written report published annually in December and released to the public.  Each year the Committee focuses on a unique special topic, these have included: Use of Data for Improving Student OutcomesLiteracyTeacher Recruitment and RetentionSchool District Leadership Pathways Common Core State StandardsCharter SchoolsParent and Family EngagementKindergarten ReadinessEducation Funding, Special Student PopulationsHigh School Redesign, Teacher Quality  

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Nashville Chamber Public Benefit Foundation

Board of directors
as of 9/19/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ron Samuels

Vice Chairman, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Term: July 2018 - June 2019


Board co-chair

Darrell S. Freeman

Executive Chairman, Zycron, Inc.

Term: July 2018 - June 2019

Kent Adams

Retired, President and CEO Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.

Bert Mathews

President, The Mathews Company

Gordon Nichols

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Ralph Schulz

President, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Milton Johnson

Chairman & CEO, HCA

Cassie Fahrney

VP Finance, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Wayne Smith

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Community Health Systems