Changing Lives Together: A Message from our CEO David Guth
Dear Friends and Supporters:
As we face one of the most challenging healthcare crises we’ve seen, Centerstone is continuing to deliver care that changes people’s lives.
However, today is unprecedented, and your help is needed during this critical time and in the coming weeks and months. Because of that we have created our Changing Lives Together: Mental Health Crisis Fund to provide:
Moreover, we recognize that the future will be different. Centerstone sees the certainty of more cases of depression, anxiety and suicide attempts as we move through the next few months as you and our friends and neighbors grapple with the outcomes of this pandemic.
We have an urgent need today and we are thoughtful about what the future holds for the mental health industry and our country.
These are difficult times for all of us. I ask that you consider a meaningful gift to make sure we can provide the mental health services to those who need it most, as well as help us continue to prepare for a future where there are no barriers to care.
Extraordinary care delivery is happening every day. And, with your help we can change lives together.
David C. Guth, Jr.| Chief Executive Officer | Centerstone
PS: If you would like to purchase items directly for Centerstone’s hospital – you can do so on our Amazon Wish List.
This holiday season, honor a colleague, loved one or friend by sending a card or e-card to your honoree(s) or have a special card sent to their home address to let them know about your gift – just donate online.
**NOTE: This event has been postponed. A new date has not yet been selected. Thank you for your patience and understanding.** Each year, Centerstone’s Military Services hosts an evening to bring together community stakeholders, military leaders and donors to share the impact of our national network of providers making a difference in the lives of ...
Join fellow Centerstone friends at Shipwreck Cove’s annual fundraising efforts for the holidays! This longstanding partnership has led to an outpouring of much needed toys and dollars for our clients in Davidson County during the holiday season. Food, beverages, and music will be provided by Shipwreck Cove at Elm Hill Marina. Entry is $10 per ...
Come spend the evening with Marketplace Interiors as we promote the upcoming Reclaiming Lives Luncheon and raise awareness about the stigma of mental health in our community. The public is welcome to attend this free event, and 20% of sales from all purchases on Nov. 20 will be donated to Centerstone. ...
Join other Centerstone friends for a special night at the theater as Nashville Repertory Theatre presents “Every Brilliant Thing” at Andrew Johnson Theater in the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. What makes life worth living? The list began when he was seven, after his mother’s first attempt. A list of everything that makes life worth living. ...
***URGENT NOTE: This event has been moved to August 25, 2020, because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic. For questions, please send an email to Charles Callihan.*** Centerstone will host its annual Reclaiming Lives Luncheon to raise funds for the most vulnerable in our community. In its sixth year, the Reclaiming Lives Luncheon is an ...
In its second year, Centerstone will host a night to engage the community in a conversation about overcoming adversity and inspiring resilience. The featured speaker will be Ben Nemtin, New York Times bestselling author of “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?” Centerstone annual fund donors will be able to attend the event ...
Centerstone will host a special night to honor Reclaiming Lives Society members and their contributions to the organization. This private event will feature comments from Centerstone board members and senior management, celebrating the impact of philanthropy in our organization and throughout our community. To join the Reclaiming Lives Society, please contact C.F. Callihan II at ...
Centerstone’s 17th annual Life;Story Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla. The 5K/10K is an annual event to increase depression awareness while sharing the message that suicide can be prevented. The event will feature “Dr. Mac Kids Races” for ages 3-12, and a “Virtual ...
Sun Tan City is partnering with Centerstone for a week of giving in support of Centerstone’s Military Services. All Sun Tan City locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee will be offering Spray Tan or Sunbed sessions for $5 from June 24-30, 2019. Centerstone’s Military Services will receive $1 from each visit. Everyone is invited to ...
Join us for a free tour of our downtown Adult Services building, which includes The Living Room! Sign up by emailing MaryClare Coffey. ...
Venue Phone : (615) 370-0030
Start date: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 11:30 AM
End date: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 1:00 PM
Ramona Rhodes President, Centerstone’s Foundation
C.F. Callihan Senior Director of Advancement
Jocelyn Popit Director of Advancement
Neely Sims Director of Foundation Grants
Nancy Low Foundation Administrative Officer
As President of Centerstone’s Foundation, Ramona Rhodes is responsible for advancing Centerstone’s mission through philanthropy. She works in direct collaboration with Centerstone’s Foundation Board of Directors in the areas of endowment investment and management, stewardship of donor intent, growth of philanthropic support to Centerstone and day-to-day operational management of the Foundation team across five states. During Rhodes’ 30-year tenure, the Centerstone organization has grown from a small, Nashville-based agency to a national multi-state, multi-tiered organizational enterprise serving over 170,000 individuals annually. Under her leadership, the marketing team received numerous recognitions. The 2002 Centerstone branding campaign was named a finalist by the Nashville Business Journal for the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Salute to Excellence Awards. Multiple advertising campaigns and publications also received marketing and communication awards over the years, including several Telly and Addy® awards for creative excellence. Rhodes was also named a Health Care Hero in 2011 by the Nashville Business Journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville and is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. She has been with Centerstone since 1989.
C.F. Callihan II is Senior Director of Advancement for Centerstone’s Foundation. In this role, he leads a team of fundraisers and is responsible for securing philanthropic contributions for Centerstone’s Military Services, Centerstone’s Research Institute and clinical services for Centerstone in Tennessee. His team is focused on building impactful relationships with individuals and other institutional funders, raising awareness and funds through special events, annual giving and special campaigns.
Prior to joining Centerstone in 2017, Callihan led fundraising efforts for Louisville Ballet, increasing contributed annual revenue from $1.8M to $2.5M. He previously held positions in fundraising at the University of Louisville, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and the Music Academy of the West.
He holds a Master of Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and a Bachelor of Arts in French and International Economics from the University of Kentucky. He is the father of a spunky Border terrier named Rigby. He is based in Nashville.
As Director of Advancement for Centerstone’s Foundation, Jocelyn Popit works to implement the plan and strategy for annual and major giving programs with a focus on those in Illinois. Relationships are at the center of her efforts: working with donors, employees, board members, volunteers, corporations, foundations and others to foster growth of Centerstone’s impactful services and organization as a whole.
Jocelyn joined the Marketing team at Centerstone in 2014 and built relationships with referral partners to spread the reach of Centerstone’s services in Illinois. As the spring transitioned to summer in 2018, she transitioned to Centerstone’s Foundation team, where she focuses now on stewarding dollars directly raised from donors to make the implementation of programs and client care possible.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Master of Education degree, both from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband attempt to keep up with the active pace of life with their son and daughter. She is based in Carbondale, Illinois.
Neely Sims joined Centerstone’s Foundation team in 2017. She is responsible for working with senior directors and directors of advancement to research, identify and apply for grant opportunities. She focuses on developing strategies to increase Centerstone’s philanthropic funding and enjoys the challenge of identifying new opportunities for such a large organization with diverse program offerings.
Before joining Centerstone, Sims served as grants and research manager for a Nashville-based education technology company. She started her career working for Volunteers of America Southeast, writing federal and foundation grants to develop housing for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities.
She has a Master of Social Work degree and certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Auburn University. She enjoys gardening and taking walks with her husband, son and dog, Guinness. Neely is based in Nashville.
As Administrative Officer for Centerstone’s Foundation, Nancy Low manages the administrative services team, coordinates the management and execution of donor record and donation processing, assists in the development of the Foundation budget and strategy, facilitates board and employee giving campaigns, assists in policy development and monitoring and is liaison to various Centerstone teams in developing, aligning and implementing processes, plan and staff development.
During her career at Centerstone that began in 2002, she has served as quality improvement assistant, executive assistant to the CEO and liaison to the board of directors in Indiana and leadership project manager. In the latter role, she collaborated on project objectives, such as the strategic plan and the development and implementation of Centerstone’s Leadership Academy. Low began her current role in 2015.
She earned a Master of Management–Non-Profit from Lipscomb University in 2017, having previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from Indiana University and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership & Supervision from Purdue University. In addition, she is a certified provider of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and has been trained in Lean Sigma and Carver Policy Governance. She is married with two sons, three grandchildren and a puppy named Trixie. Nancy is based in Columbus, Ind.
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