Community First Awards Gala

Presented by Cleveland State Community College
Sponsored by First Tennessee Bank

Event Information

Mountain Faith Band

We are proud to announce our very first Community First Awards Gala. We promise an elegant evening of entertainment and celebration, recognizing those individuals in our community who exemplify serving community first before self.

The Community First Awards Gala is a benefit for the CSCC Foundation Annual campaign. It will be held on March 31, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Lane Center on the campus at Cleveland State Community College. Dinner will be provided. Entertainment will be by the Mountain Faith Band, a semifinalist in the nationally-televised "America’s Got Talent" show. Business attire is requested.

If your organization would  like to purchase a table for the Gala, please call 423-473-2262.

This Year's Honorees

  • Recognized in ArtsMary Kennedy Hendershot

    Executive Director, Monroe Area Council for the Arts
    Sweetwater, TN

  • Recognized in BusinessJ. Lee Stewart

    Chairman/CEO, Southern Heritage
    Cleveland, TN

  • Recognized in EducationMickey Blevins

    Director, McMinn Schools
    Riceville, TN

  • Recognized in HealthcareScott Bowman

    Administrator, Sweetwater Hospital
    Sweetwater, TN

  • Recognized in Non-Profit LeadershipBrenda Hughes

    Founder, Family Cornerstones
    Cleveland, TN

  • Recognized in PhilanthropyBob Card

    Founder, Bob & Susan Card Charitable Foundation
    Cleveland, TN

  • Recognized in Public ServiceGeorge Poe

    Vice Mayor, City of Cleveland
    Cleveland, TN

  • Recognized in Student LeadershipWendy Armenta

    Student, Bradley Central H.S. / Boys & Girls Club
    Cleveland, TN

  • Recognized in Volunteer ServiceDon Lorton

    Cleveland, TN

  • Recognized in Volunteer ServiceNancy Casson

    Owner, The Red Ribbon
    Cleveland, TN

For more information and to purchase a table, contact the Cleveland State Foundation at (423) 473-2262. All proceeds will go to support the Cleveland State Annual Fund. Please make checks payable to the Cleveland State Foundation and put Community First on the memo line.


presented by:
First Tennessee Bank