Daughters of Dede Wallace to Lead Centerstone’s Annual Campaign

Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, has named Betsy Caldwell, Elena Graves and Anne Nesbitt co-chairs of its 2003-04 Annual Fund Campaign.

The three women are the daughters of the late Dede Wallace, a devoted supporter of mental health issues in Middle Tennessee who died in 1969. The Dede Wallace Center was named for her in 1971, and in 1997, it merged with five other organizations to become Centerstone. The organization still honors her through the Dede Wallace Campus facilities.

“Anne, Betsy and Elena have taken the torch their family has carried for decades in support of our mission,” said Nedda Pollack, incoming chair of the Centerstone board. “Centerstone is fortunate to have these sisters, who will instill their passion for this organization in people throughout Middle Tennessee.”

Caldwell, Graves and Nesbitt live in Nashville and are community leaders and volunteers.

This year’s annual fund campaign officially kicks off in August. Funds raised provide essential support for programs that assist troubled children and youth, substance abusers, families in crisis, the homeless, the mentally ill and seniors, among other services.