Emmy and Doug Phillips, Cyndie and Bill Sites, Co-Chairs
The Nashville Wine Auction is pleased to announce that Kix Brooks received the Norman M. Lipman Award for his Leadership and Community Involvement. The Norman M. Lipman Award honors and acknowledges individuals who demonstrate character, achievement and spirit as outstanding as the man for whom the award is named.
On Leadership, Kix Brooks had both the passion and vision to develop a beautiful winery in Arrington, TN, where wine lovers could gather and taste wines made on the property in a picturesque setting. As a longtime lover of wine, Kix’s entrepreneurial spirit allowed him to make this vision a reality. Kip Summers, Arrington Vineyard’s winemaker notes that Kix is “not one to sit by and wait for others to do something – he rolls up his sleeves and gets it done.” Whether he is on stage during l’Ete du Vin leading donors to raise their paddles, offering his home as a venue for Nashville Wine Auction events or donating from his personal cellar, Kix has been instrumental in helping raise funds to fight cancer.
On Community Involvement, Kix celebrates the ethos of genuine engagement with organizations for which he is a part. As someone whose family has been affected by cancer, Kix’s commitment to fighting the disease remains steadfast. Kix serves on many boards – including the Monroe Carell Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Operation Finally Home – because of his interest in improving the community in which he lives. Kix was the inaugural recipient of the Country Music Association’s “2014 Humanitarian Award” – a testament to his spirit of giving back.