Centerstone Announces Chairs for Fundraising Campaigns

Local volunteers lead efforts to support Middle Tennessee’s largest behavioral healthcare provider

Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, has announced the chairpersons for its annual fundraising campaigns.

“Our volunteer campaign chairs provide invaluable leadership and support,” said Laura Allen, Centerstone’s Director of Development. “They share Centerstone’s vision for creating and sustaining the highest quality behavioral helathcare and their commitment and dedication is felt across the region. The much needed funds raised through our special events and campaigns help individuals in our community recieve services that can truly change their lives and build their futures.”

The Sustaining Fund, a campaign aimed at securing financial gifts throughout the year, provides sustained support for all of Centerstone’s behavioral health services. The campaign is co-chaired by Richard (Dick) and Peggy Fitzgerald.

Dick Fitzgerald is First Vice President of Private Wealth Management for SunTrust Bank and is chair-elect for Centerstone’s board of directors.

Peggy Fitzgerald is an active member of Harding Academy’s Advisory Board. She is a past board member of the Junior League of Nashville and Friends of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

The Giving Card, a “holiday shopping” campaign coordinated with retailers in the Nashville, Brentwood and Franklin areas, benefits Centerstone’s counseling services for children and families. The 2006 Giving Card campaign was co-chaired by Mary Wilson and Beth Huth. Sandra Lipman served as honorary chairperson.

Wilson volunteers with Christ Church Cathedral and the Junior League of Nashville. She has served as chairperson on other special project committees for Centerstone, including the Children’s Gingerbread Workshop and the Everyone Matters Speaker Series.

Huth previously owned and operated an international event planning company. She currently serves as a board member at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and has served as chair of the Family Hospital Hospitality program and the Children’s Miracle Network Nashville Broadcast. She also serves as a volunteer at Oak Hill School.

Lipman, who once served as a rehabilitation and social counselor for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, has served as a board member for the United Way, the Nashville Ballet, Friends of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Rape and Sexual Abuse Center and the Nashville Symphony.

The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel’s A Gingerbread World, a Nashville tradition for 22 years, consists of two events: Ginger’s Night Out and Children’s Gingerbread Workshop. Proceeds benefit Centerstone’s counseling services for children and families. Lisa Cole and Karen Miller are co-chairing the event. Sperry Stadler is serving as Silent Auction chair.

Cole is an attorney with Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop. She is an active member of the Junior League of Nashville and provides volunteer leadership support to The Ensworth School, the Nashville Ballet and Belle Meade Mansion’s FallFest.

Miller, a graduate of Mississippi State University, has most recently devoted her volunteer efforts to post-Hurricane Katrina relief in her home state. Locally, she serves on the board of directors of The Martha O’Bryan Center and has volunteered with the Nashville Ballet, Belle Meade Plantation and Ensworth School.

Stadler, a sales executive for ABF Freight System, Inc., also served as co-chair of Centerstone’s 50th Anniversary event and is a member of the Nashville Transportation Club.

Ginger’s Night Out, a favorite event for many Nashville women, includes cocktails, a silent auction and gingerbread house decorating. It is chaired by Kaki Pulliam and Barbara Jim Turner.

Pulliam is an active supporter of the Interfaith Dental Clinic, the Nashville Dental Alliance, the Junior League of Nashville and First Presbyterian Church.

Turner is an also an active member of the Junior League of Nashville,currently serving on the organization’s Community Council and having served in the past as a co-chair for the 20th Anniversary Decorators’Show House Gala and the 2006 Decorators’ Show House Art Gallery. Turner also supports the Interfaith Dental Clinic and is an active member of First Presbyterian Church.