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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

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:

Tom Black
Betsy and Ryan Chapman
Beth and Randy Chase
Dan Crockett
Mark Deutschmann
Sherry Deutschmann
Farzin Ferdowsi
Phran and Joe Galante
Guy Brown/Jay Chawan and Tera Vazquez
Stephanie and John Ingram
Joy and Tinker Kelly
Phyllis and Jim Lackey
Maria and Bill Lee
Leigh Anne and Stuart McWhorter
Janet and David Miller
Pam and Phil Pfeffer
Dorothy and Joe Scarlett
Dee Anna and Hubie Smith
Jon Yarbrough

GOLD CIRCLE MEMBERS:
Jane and Greg Allen
Kelly Baker-Hefley and Chris Hefley
Angela and Jerry Bostelman
Elizabeth and Michael Brody-Waite
Cathy and Martin Brown
Sandy and Dean Chase
Gina and Jeff Drummonds
Renee and Greg Edwards
Suzie and Jason Epstein
Melissa and Bobby Frist
Carlana and Aubrey Harwell
Angela Humphreys and Joe Cashia
Lee Ann and Orrin Ingram
Martha R. Ingram
Malinda and Joe Ivey
Rebecca and David Klements
Phyllis and Jim Lackey
Meredith and Jimmy Leach
MedEquities Realty Trust/John McRoberts
Kimberly Pace-Furse and David Furse
Linda Eskind Rebrovick and Art Rebrovick
Ben Rechter
Lynn and Ron Samuels
Laurie and Jim Seabury
Lisa and Mike Shmerling
Abby and J.B. Spaulding
Linda and Chris Taylor
Judy and Steve Turner
Van Mol Restoration/Marcie and Derek Van Mol
Ann and Jack Waddey
Noel Williams