The greater good

May 14, 2012

By Diane Hargrove

This is the first of three blog posts about MP&F’s recent pro bono work for some of our city’s nonprofit organizations.

The spring is always a busy time of the year. At MP&F, it means a whirlwind of pro bono client activities.

Some of our most fulfilling work is done for local nonprofit organizations. We assist with fundraising and outreach efforts to gain support for and raise awareness of several worthy and needed programs.

Here’s a glimpse of what our staff has been working on lately:

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville “Calls for Kids” Telecast

Volunteers take donations during the live Calls for Kids broadcast.

The April 14 telecast raised more than $116,000 and is the largest fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, including the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and benefits families with critically ill children being treated at local hospitals.

Nashville Children’s Alliance “Nashville Walks for Nashville’s Children” 5K

Nashville Walks participants enjoyed a spring morning stroll around Centennial Park to raise funds for the organization.

Proceeds from “Nashville Walks for Nashville’s Children” will help keep the Nashville Children’s Alliance open and free to children who are victims of sexual and serious physical abuse.

Hands On Nashville 26th annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards

Darlene Vastano was awarded the Direct Service Volunteer Award Presented by McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations for her 10 years of dedicated service as a Volunteer Crisis Line Counselor at The Sexual Assault Center. Pictured: Mary Ruth Raphael, MP&F account supervisor; Mike Pigott, MP&F founding partner; Darlene Vastano; Brian Williams, Hands On Nashville CEO & President.

The annual event recognizes volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the community. The six award recipients were selected from a group of 18 finalists and 105 nominees. More than 600 volunteers and agency representatives attended the luncheon and ceremony.

Thanks to the dedicated staff members at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, Nashville Children’s Alliance and Hands On Nashville for the wonderful work you do. We’re glad to partner with you to support the greater good of our community.


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