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The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is grateful for the opportunity to honor a true pillar in Nashville’s entrepreneurial community with the founding of The McWhorter Circle, an annual giving society of leaders and visionaries committed to supporting the mission of connecting entrepreneurs to the critical resources they need to create, launch, and grow businesses.  We invite you to join us as a founding member in this inaugural year. 

Clayton McWhorter


Clayton McWhorter helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and
leaders throughout his life and is remembered for the four guiding
principles that were his legacy to those he mentored:

Be Prepared

Find a Mentor and Be a Mentor

Act Like an Owner

Give Back

Join us in cultivating a vibrant entrepreneur community in Nashville

Support of this initiative recognizes the legacy of R. Clayton McWhorter and his commitment to entrepreneurs through philanthropy and community and is vital to continue to fulfill the vision of the Nashville EC – and the vision of Clayton McWhorter –to serve as the front door for all entrepreneurs aspiring to create companies in Nashville, leveling the playing field for achieving the American dream.

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the mission of connecting entrepreneurs to the critical resources they need to create, launch, and grow businesses. It is an organization that promotes economic development through entrepreneurial job growth and revenue, but also plays a part in changing the individual lives of each and every entrepreneur served.


McWhorter Circle members support the Nashville Entrepreneur Center by making an annual contribution (January 1 – December 31) of $5,000 (Gold Circle) or $10,000+ (Platinum Circle). Gifts are tax deductible.

 

Benefits Include:

  • Mission delivery by providing funding for entrepreneurs to participate in EC programming and curriculum

  • Community Connection with invitations to EC mission centric events and an annual donor reception

  • Recognition through designation on The McWhorter Circle Wall and in EC digital and print publications

  • Participation in the Nashville Entrepreneur Center Hall of Fame

  • Endowment support for long-term sustainability

To learn more about The McWhorter Circle or programs at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center please contact:

Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, VP of Community Investment
 at (615) 473-1434 or anneelizabeth@ec.co


 
This generous group of supporters helps provide resources and hope to the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow!

This generous group of supporters helps provide resources and hope to the entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow!

 

PLATINUM CIRCLE MEMBERS:

Sandi and Scott Borchetta
Lucius Burch
Betsy and Ryan Chapman
Beth and Randy Chase
Mark Deutschmann

Sherry Deutschmann
Jamie and Jimmy Granbery
Guy Brown/Jay Chawan and Tera Vazquez
Stephanie and John Ingram

Joy and Tinker Kelly
Darren Metz
Pam and Phil Pfeffer
Carol and Stephen Prince
Dorothy and Scarlett
Dee Anna and Hubie Smith

GOLD CIRCLE MEMBERS:

Jane and Greg Allen
Erin and Allen Baler
Angela and Jerry Bostelman
Jean and Denny Bottorff
Mary and Bill Brennan
Judith Bright and Nelson Remus
Elizabeth and Michael Brody-Waite
Cathy and Martin Brown
Patsy and Bill Brown
Katherine Cannata
Trudy and Bill Carpenter
Sandy and Dean Chase
Connie and Tom Cigarran
Gina and Jeff Drummonds
Meg Epstein
Susan and Jason Epstein
Jennifer and Andy Faught
FCA Venture Partners/Nancy Allen, John Burch, & Matt King

Courtney and Joe Freedman
Elizabeth and Bryan Frist
Melissa and Bobby Frist
Kimberly Pace-Furse and David Furse
Phran and Joe Galante
Christi and Landon Gibbs
Debbie Gordon
Tracy Guarino
Cordia and Tom Harrington
Carlana and Aubrey Harwell
Kelly Baker-Hefley and Chris Hefley
Angela Humphreys and Joe Cashia
Martha Rivers Ingram
Malinda and Joe Ivey
Ann Johnson
Denice and Milton Johnson
Nora and Kent Kirby
Rebecca and David Klements

Meredith and Jimmy Leach
Alvin Love II and CeCe Winans Love
Anne and Arnie Malham
Leigh Anne and Stuart McWhorter
Janet and David Miller
Phylanice and Turner Nashe
Nick Odgen
Tom Raney
Linda and Art Rebrovick
Laurie and Jim Seabury
Wesley Shutt
Holly and Clint Smith
Judy and Steve Turner
Mary Glenn and Dave Vreeland
David Waddell
Ann and Jack Waddey
Noel Williams
Kathy and Jon Yarbrough

 
Pictured above : Michael Brody-Waite, Michael Burcham, Beth Chase, John Ingram (McWhorter Circle Inaugural Chair), and Stuart McWhorter at The McWhorter Circle's Founding Reception

Pictured above: Michael Brody-Waite, Michael Burcham, Beth Chase, John Ingram (McWhorter Circle Inaugural Chair), and Stuart McWhorter at The McWhorter Circle's Founding Reception