True charity

May 30, 2012

By Diane Hargrove

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

Emanuel Swedenborg said, “True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.”

When our clients are successful, we are successful. We’re proud to say we had a hand in helping three of our pro bono partners raise more than $350,000 during their respective fundraisers in the last several weeks.

  • CASA of Nashville 13th annual Red Shoe Party

    CASA Red Shoe Party co-chairwoman Trudy Clark and CASA executive director Jane Andrews show off their red shoes with other guests at the annual fundraiser.

The Red Shoe Party, held during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, is CASA’s largest fundraiser of the year and helps raise approximately 20 percent of the organization’s budget. The organization hosted its Oz-themed fundraiser on April 21 at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The goal was to raise $70,000, and donations tallied nearly $100,000 to benefit CASA’s programs.

  • Safe Haven Family Shelter Dancing for Safe Haven

    Dancing for Safe Haven

    Titans linebacker Gerald McRath and his partner Anne-Marie Fournier competing at Dancing for Safe Haven.

MP&F founding partner Mike Pigott and his wife, Sharon Pigott, served as co-chairs for the annual Dancing for Safe Haven event to benefit Nashville’s only shelter for homeless families. More than $100,000 was raised for the shelter. The event featured seven Nashville celebrities strutting their stuff with professional dancers provided by Dance World of Nashville.

  • Tennessee Kidney Foundation Kidney Kaper

    Left to right: Tennessee Kidney Foundation president Gerry Neenan, president-elect Monet Carnahan, CEO Teresa Davidson, and Kaper chairpersons Dr. Valentina Kon and Dr. Jeffrey Hymes, were among hundreds on hand to celebrate the work of Tennessee’s transplant centers.

The annual Kidney Kaper fundraiser brought in more than $150,000 for patient service programs, public and professional education, and research. Transplant centers from across the state were honored for their contributions to the fight against kidney disease, and transplant patients were recognized through songs inspired by their personal stories written by Belmont University students.

Congratulations to CASA of Nashville, Safe Haven Family Shelter and the Tennessee Kidney Foundation for their successful fundraising efforts. Thanks to all who support these worthy causes.

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One Response to “True charity”


  1. Thank you so much for all the work you’ve done and the effort you’ve out in for CASA Nashville! 🙂


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