The Phoenix Club of Nashville is a 100% volunteer-led 501(c)(3) organization of young men with a dual mission to benefit disadvantaged youth in Middle Tennessee and to develop our members into leaders in their community and in business. Members of the Phoenix Club are actively looking for ways to make a permanent and positive impact on the lives of at-risk youth and their community.
Since its inception in 2001, the Phoenix Club has continually attracted the next generation of leaders from all walks of business. As a result, the Phoenix Club has raised and donated over $1.5 million to Nashville-area nonprofits. In 2016 alone, the Phoenix Club raised over $300,000.
Our mission is more than fundraising: through our Venture Philanthropy process, The Phoenix Club partners with excellent nonprofit organizations to create strong relationships, strategically invest in key initiatives and steward the investments made by the Phoenix Club and its donors. The Venture Philanthropy model is a merit-based process that allocates funds to the most deserving projects that demands continuous improvement throughout the life of the grant.
Over the past years, the Phoenix Club has advocated that Middle Tennessee is ready to take the next step in smarter, more effective philanthropy - and we believe that the Phoenix Club is leading the charge. We look forward to continuing our efforts this year and beyond, and we sincerely appreciate your support.
The Phoenix Club was founded in Memphis in 1955 and and was launched as a separate, albeit affiliated, organization in Nashville at the turn of the century. The Phoenix Club of Nashville kicked off with its inaugural lunch in 2000 and has since gained recognition and support from the community. PCON has grown to provide annual endowments for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and in 2013, surpassed $1 million in donations since inception. Over the course of its existence, PCON has expanded its footprint in the community through establishing partnerships with local organizations such as Camp Widjiwagan, Junior Achievement, the Entrepreneur Center, W.O. Smith Music School, the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville Lifestyles, Southcomm, and others.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
In addition to continuing to build on the levels of fundraising achieved to date, we are committed to developing partnerships and relationships with organizations across the community and creating corporate and personal relationships that enhance the outreach and impact of our membership.
Other key initiatives include producing our annual Prospectus on Youth Philanthropy report, launching a matching funds program, expanding on our signature events, continuing our annual Leadership in Philanthropy Dinner, building on the platform for our monthly luncheon program, and executing our largest fundraising initiative - the newly reengineered Greeting Cards drive that is now open to reciprocity arrangements.
PHOENIX CLUB OF NASHVILLE FUNDRAISING
LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE PHOENIX CLUB
Through attending our events, you are making a difference, as all proceeds benefit disadvantaged youth and ultimately have a positive impact on the direction of our community. We appreciate you as a guest and value your feedback as to how we can make future events successful. Further, word of mouth is the most effective form of promotion, so we appreciate you inviting others to our events. You can also make a secure donation at any time through our website.
Our role of supporting underprivileged youth couldn’t be accomplished without the support and contributions from our business partners in the community.
Through our dedication to the diversity of Nashville’s next generation leaders, we aim to meet like-minded young professionals and make a difference in the lives of Middle TN youth.
Holding ourselves accountable as good stewards, we continuously seek out the most deserving youth-oriented and emerging non-profits to amplify the impact of our investments.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-
Comprised of next generation leaders from all business endeavors, the Phoenix Club represents the diversity of Nashville’s economic market. We aim to be leaders in business and socio-political sectors in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. Our mission is supported by more than fundraising: we partner with excellent nonprofit organizations and their leaders to create synergistic relationships, reduce their operating costs, and augment our impact throughout the community.