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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 McWhorter Circle member.

I would like to honor Clayton McWhorter and support the Nashville Entrepreneur Center
by becoming a member of The McWhorter Circle

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

If you have further questions 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