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. In recent years, PCON has greatly increased its relationships with other local organizations. We believe in leveraging each other’s strengths and outreach in order to maximize our collective impact on the direction of our community’s youth. Our membership consistently excels at organizing, planning, and promoting events and programs through charitable efforts in order to accomplish our mission. We welcome opportunities to share with your organization more information regarding our mission, membership, vision, and potential benefits of partnering with us.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee (BGCMT or the Club) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the youth of our community. The Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity. We are a catalyst in raising funds for Nashville youth and youth programs with a specific focus on supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. In 2013, PCON surpassed $1 million in giving since its inception. Further, our members represent our organization through multiple seats on the BGCMT Board of Directors and work closely with the executive staff in order to support the mission and vision of the Club.
Barefoot Republic seeks to facilitate Christ-centered relationships between individuals from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds through an equally diverse platform of artistic, athletic and team-building programs. The organization owns and operates 110 acres on Barren River Lake near Scottsville, KY. It hosts more than 2,000 campers annually, via day and overnight camps. In 2015, PCON sponsored Barefoot’s golf tournament, underwriting the cost to send 100 Nashville kids to camp.
RePublic Schools (“RePublic”) and The Phoenix Club of Nashville (“Phoenix Club”) announced in Q1 of 2017 a powerful new partnership designed to bring computer science awareness and cutting-edge technologies to Metro Nashville students. The partnership included the launch of two specific initiatives: staging a community event to showcase the breadth of RePublic’s computer science offerings, which include an innovative teacher training program and student curriculum, and the provision of 27 drones for use in RePublic’s classrooms and in RePublic’s after-school clubs that are open and free to all Metro Nashville students.
W.O Smith Music School
W.O. Smith Music School (W.O. Smith or the Music School) makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families. In 2012, PCON partnered with W.O. Smith in hosting the inaugural Fire Ball celebrating New Year’s Eve to benefit both the Music School and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. This black tie event was an instant success, selling out weeks in advance.
The Entrepreneuer Center (EC) is a non-profit organization focused on developing startup and innovation talent in Nashville by connecting entrepreneurs with the resources they need to successfully launch their companies. In partnership with the Entrepreneur Center, PCON membership has participated in multi-session educational programs provided by the EC’s Michael Burcham, including Thinking like a CEO. These programs have served as a phenomenal opportunity for PCON members to network with other emerging leaders and further develop the skills to be successful leaders in business and community engagement.
Nashville Bar Association
In 2013, PCON partnered with the Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (YLD) to host the Race Judicata, a 5K / 10K race held at Nashville’s Percy Warner Park. This event was a great success and represented the kick-off to the running season and the first of several races held in the area benefitting local charities.
Nashville Lifestyles’ annual 'Single in the City' issue highlights the area's most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. The magazine perennially hosts a fundraising event around the launch of the issue and all benefits go to a local charity. In 2013, PCON was a proud partner and beneficiary of this event.
Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital
The Children’s Hospital, constructed as a freestanding facility in 2004, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Providing the highest level of pediatric care, Children’s Hospital is also a top-level teaching and research facility and operates the region’s only level 1 pediatric trauma unit. The Phoenix Club of Nashville is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network, an affiliation of major giving partners that help Children’s Hospital serve its mission. In 2014, the Phoenix Club of Nashville helped launch the inaugural partnership between the Ringling Bros. Circus and Children’s Hospital, donating a portion of revenue from ticket sales directly to the Children’s Hospital.
We have proudly sponsored the Send a Kid to Camp Program, whereby we provide funding for as many as 50 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee to attend Camp Widjiwagan at the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center. Further, several of our members serve as volunteer counselors for a day. This partnership is an opportunity for our organization’s outreach and influence to extend beyond funding.