Sponsors

Sponsors

Mercedes Benz of Music City | Presenting Sponsor

There was a time when service was everything and some things are worth preserving. Like Legendary performance, unrivaled technology and Vintage values, Mercedes-Benz of Music City where ethics come before profits.  Wrapped in our extraordinary culture – where people come first. All at Nashville’s all-new Mercedes- Benz of Music City. Conveniently located 3 minutes from the Airport, 10 minutes from Downtown, and 15 minutes from Green Hills!  Established July 26, 2017.  Live the Dream

JW Marriott | Presenting Sponsor

Known as a modern oasis among locals and travelers alike, JW Marriott Nashville stands as the pinnacle of luxury in Music City. Just steps outside our doors, discover Music City Center, Nissan Stadium, Country Music Hall of Fame and the iconic Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway. Inspired by Nashville’s rustic elegance, our hotel rooms are outfitted with Smart TVs, rain showers and luxurious bedding providing you with unparalleled comfort.

Heitz Cellar | Principal Sponsor

Founded in 1961, Heitz Cellar is a true Napa Valley legend that helped shape the story of California winemaking. Pioneering vintner Joe Heitz ushered in Napa’s modern era with his iconic, globally celebrated wines, including Napa Valley’s first vineyard-designated wine, the renowned Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, first made in 1966. Heitz proudly crafts an illustrious wine portfolio of prestigious Napa Valley varietals, including four Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel.

Xtandi (Pfizer Oncology)

KPMG | Principal Sponsor

KPMG’s Nashville office opened its doors in 1958. The Nashville office currently has over 120 employees, including 14 partners and managing directors. We serve publicly and privately owned businesses throughout the Nashville area across multiple industries, including: Healthcare Providers and Plans, Life Sciences, Automotive, and Industrial Manufacturing.

 

Tennessee Oncology | Principal Sponsor

Tennessee Oncology is one of the largest physician-owned oncology practices in the Southeast. Tennessee Oncology staffs thirty clinics in Middle and Southeast Tennessee, providing state of the art treatment in communities closer to patients’ homes. The physicians of Tennessee Oncology provide the latest in diagnostic and treatment options including Clinical Trials, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Gynecologic Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Tennessee Oncology is committed to offering the newest in cancer care options, while remaining committed to patient care and support.

City Winery Nashville | Presenting Sponsor

City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.

Servis 1st Bank | Presenting Sponsor

ServisFirst is a full service commercial bank focused on commercial banking, correspondent banking, cash management, private banking and the professional consumer market, emphasizing competitive products, state-of-the-art technology and a focus on quality service. Recently, the Bank announced its assets exceed $6 billion. The Bank offers sophisticated cash management products, internet banking, home mortgage lending, remote deposit express banking and highly competitive rates.

Edwards Pharris Group at Morgan Stanley | Principal Sponsor

The Edwards Pharris Group at Morgan Stanley is a six-member wealth management team led by two highly experienced Financial Advisors, Christi Edwards and Jason Pharris. They help create and implement comprehensive wealth management plans based on specific needs and goals; work to help their clients to protect and grow their assets; and help clients create a legacy of support for the people, causes, and institutions that enhance their lives.

Pinnacle Financial | Vintners' Tasting Sponsor

Pinnacle is much more than a place to deposit money; and, to our associates, Pinnacle is much more than just a place to work. Pinnacle aims to be the best financial services firm and the best place to work in Tennessee, and since 2000, has continued to provide distinctive service and effective advice to their clients. Pinnacle Financial Partners is honored to support the Nashville Wine Auction’s efforts to “unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer.”

 

BNY Mellon Wealth Management | Patrons' Dinner Sponsor

BNY Mellon has been managing wealth since America began creating it, providing an unparalleled level of service to private clients, family offices, institutions and endowments alike. With over 200 years of history, we have seen times of prosperity, uncertainty and possibility,  successfully guiding our clients through it all.

Gold Skincare | Contributing Sponsor

Located in the heart of Green Hills, Gold Skin Care Center is Nashville’s premier dermatology clinic. Led by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Michael Gold, Gold Skin Care Center has been serving Nashville families since 1990. Our board-certified dermatologists and experienced medical staff provide safe, compassionate care for any skin care issue.

The Starling Davis Group of Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC | Contributing Sponsor

Starling has lived and worked in the Nashville area for over 30 years, so she is very familiar with the area and has a broad range of connections to help her clients find their perfect home. Starling specializes in Quiet Listings, Medical Community (relocating doctors), Second Homes, Investment Properties, and First Time Home Buyers. . She is a Graduate of GRI, Realtor Institution; CRS-Certified Residential Specialist and Broker.  Starling has received many awards over her 30+ year span as a realtor including Nashville Business Journal Top 25 Agents and Platinum Award 2011.

Movement Mortgage | Contributing Sponsor

Scripps Howard Foundation | Contributing Sponsor

The Scripps Howard Foundation strives to advance the cause of a free press while also building healthy communities and an improved quality of life through its support of education, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs. While the Foundation had humble beginnings, it has flourished over time and now serves more than 1.5 million people by identifying and supporting life-changing community programs and empowering journalists who inform and engage all of us through their outstanding investigations, storytelling and communications.

John Navin & Associates | Contributing Sponsor

John Navin is a financial advisor and the owner of John Navin & Associates. With more than 20 years’ experience in the investment and insurance industry, John helps people design their dream retirement lifestyle. He takes care of building a solid financial plan so you can focus on living out a fulfilling retirement.

Mednikow Jewelers

Since 1891, Mednikow has provided discerning shoppers fine jewelry with unparalleled quality and design. With a distinctively Southern appeal, their diamond and gemstone pieces are timeless, elegant, and sophisticated, making them worthy of life’s most celebrated occasions.

Clinical Solutions Pharmacy | Contributing Sponsor

In a year when rising drug prices dominated the news, Clinical Solutions’ clients experienced a much different—and better—storyClinical Solutions Pharmacy provides mail order pharmacy services and consulting services to over 200 correctional facilities in 14 states, proudly serving our clients since 2004. On-site pharmacy staffing and management/consulting services are also available for state DOC’s and county jails who operate their own in-house pharmacies.

Gary Musick Productions | Supporting Sponsor

Gary Musick Productions is one of the largest full-service special event, entertainment production, audio-visual and meeting planning companies in the Southeast. Gary Musick Productions works with local, regional and national corporations and associations to produce more than 500 events and conventions annually. The company also creates and produces numerous Broadway-style entertainment productions featured on Celebrity Cruises’ world class cruise ships. Gary Musick Productions has been a proud production partner with l’Eté du Vin and related events since 1998. After recently losing a loved one to cancer, Gary and Ellen Musick were pleased to expand their sponsorship this past year in the fight against cancer.

Emily Dyer Design | Supporting Sponsor

Emily has been working in the design industry over 10 years.  She attained the highest level of professional qualification in her field of interior design by successfully sitting for the NCIDQ examination.  Emily is also very involved in the local design community. She has served as the Communications chair, the Emerging Professionals chair and the Professional Development chair for the Tennessee Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Design).  She has also served on the board of TN IDEA (Tennessee Interior Design Education and Advocacy).

Nashville Wine Storage | Supporting Sponsor

The Cox Group | Supporting Sponsor

Warehouse Services Inc. is a privately held warehouse services company and third-party logistics provider with corporate headquarters in Piedmont, South Carolina. We have been in business since 1986 and have averaged 16% growth since our inception. We stand behind the services we offer and realize that we are handling your inventory and your capital. We will work tirelessly to add value, innovation, and reduce the costs of our service to ensure your competitive position.

Mark B. Whaley D.D.S. | Supporting Sponsor

We aim to build a strong, professional relationship with you and to provide the finest in Cosmetic and General Dental care.  It is our desire to establish your optimal oral health and an attractive smile throughout your lifetime.  We provide Comprehensive Dental Care – including a complete array of Cosmetic, Preventive and Restorative services, and personalized education and instruction so that you can best take care of your teeth and make informed decisions about your ongoing dental care. We are convinced that we provide the best resources to keep you smiling, and are committed to serve our Nashville community by providing the finest in Cosmetic and General Dental care.

Vaco | Supporting Sponsor

Vaco is a premier talent & solutions firm, providing expert consulting, permanent placement, and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas of accounting, corporate finance, technology, operations, administration and more. At its core, Vaco’s mission is to connect people to their dream jobs and help leading companies find talent to grow their business. www.vaco.com

 

Vulcan Value Partners | Supporting Sponsor

Vulcan Value Partners is an Investment Adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. We are value investors—business analysts with a long-term time horizon focused on purchasing publicly traded companies that are competitively entrenched at significant discounts to intrinsic worth. Vulcan Value Partners was founded in 2007 by C.T. Fitzpatrick. Mr. Fitzpatrick has 20 years experience managing portfolios with proven long-term results. The remainder of the firm’s management team has a combined 70 years of investing, operating, and analytical experience

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center | Supporting Sponsor

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has one competitor – cancer − and one ultimate goal: to reduce the burden of this disease in Tennessee,across the nation and around the world. VICC is a leader in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. The center’s world-renowned team of experts provides an integrated, personalized and patient-centered approach to cancer care, including treatment, research, support, education and community engagement.

From the point of diagnosis through the cancer care continuum, VICC patients find support through comprehensive patient and family-centered programs. VICC is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of just two centers in Tennessee and 47 in the country to earn this highest distinction, and ranks in the top 10 nationwide for cancer research grant support. Learn more at www.vicc.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/vanderbiltingram.

NFocus | Media Sponsor

Nfocus is Nashville’s premier social and lifestyle magazine.

Created by society insiders more than 22 years ago, Nfocus is the most trusted source for coverage of Nashville’s ever-growing social scene. Each month, we grant our readers insider access to the city’s illustrious and vibrant philanthropic events, ranging from high-profile galas to intimate and exclusive gatherings.

Vinous | Media Sponsor

Antonio Galloni is the founder and CEO of Vinous, one of the world’s most influential wine publications, for which he is also the lead critic covering the wines of Bordeaux, California, Italy and Champagne. Since its founding in 2013, Vinous has established a presence in over 90 countries. Vinous is unique in the wine industry in that the company has both professional reviews from the world’s top wine critics, built in part through the acquisition of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar in December 2014, and a leading social media platform in Delectable, acquired in December 2016. Galloni started his career in wine writing in 2004, when he founded Piedmont Report, the first in-depth, English language journal solely focused on Italian wine. Galloni’s success led him to Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate where he spent more than six years and became the lead critic.

BBJ Linen Rental | In-Kind Sponsor

BBJ Linen is the fabric that lasting memories are made of. Our passion is making our client’s vision and dreams come to life. At BBJ Linen we believe events are fleeting works of art. Simple or complex, they are beautiful to the beholder. Like a great story, events should capture you at the beginning and they should leave you with something-something memorable and transformative. BBJ is the fabric that lasting memories are made of. Our passion is making our client’s vision and dreams come to life. The color, texture and style of our fabrics, spark emotions that can inspire, encourage and transform your events. Let our family help you create an important and impactful first impression.

MyEMMA | In-Kind Sponsor

Wish you had a single point of contact whose mission was to learn your business and maximize the success of your email program? Well, consider it granted. From beautiful custom template designs to show-stopping visual content, our design crew will have your email campaigns looking gorgeous in no time, with specialists who will review your email campaign and give you proven tips to boost open and click rates the next time you send. With Emma, you get more than a powerful email marketing platform — you get an entire team of specialists obsessed with driving the results you care about.

ImageQuest | In-Kind Sponsor

At ImageQuest, managing your IT  is what we do. Supporting your IT Lifecycle drives our business, and your organization’s IT infrastructure, compliance, and security are our only priorities. We are an expert team of highly dedicated IT specialists, supported by strategic and emerging technology partners, who are laser focused on IT services, business communications, and IT security for our customers.

As a business, we are committed to delivering innovation for our company, our clients and our community. ImageQuest’s corporate social investment reflects this promise by addressing some of our community’s most complex problems through technological innovation and support.

igourmet.com | In-Kind Sponsor

Founded in 1997, igourmet.com is North America’s leading online gourmet food and gift retailer. Offering over 800 specialty cheeses, thousands of fine foods and a complete line of exquisite gift baskets, each accompanied by detailed information and useful serving suggestions, igourmet.com is the preferred place to shop for connoisseurs across North America. Founded and operated by industry veterans, igourmet.com is a trusted resource for hundreds of thousands of gourmet food shoppers.  igourmet.com has won numerous awards from highly regarded reviewers and has accumulated hundreds of thousands of loyal customers who count on us for fast, safe, reliable delivery of hard to find gourmet items.

Whether shopping to stock your kitchen, prepare for a party or to find that elusive, unique gift, www.igourmet.com is a destination that offers a terrific line of gourmet products that can be reached from the comfort of your home or office.

Lipman Brothers | In-Kind Sponsor

With an extensive wholesale portfolio of wine, spirits, beer, bottled water, mixers, crystal and cigars; Lipman Brothers has proven leadership in the marketplace for more than 75 years. Lipman Brothers’ corporate headquarters is located in Nashville with additional facilities in East Tennessee. The company services all trade channels including retail, grocery, convenience and bars/restaurants. As a family-owned and operated enterprise, Lipman Brothers serves as an educational resource for both trade and consumer markets. Lipman is committed to adding value to its customers, setting high standards of respect for its employees, exemplary professional representation of its suppliers, and support for communities throughout the state. LipmanBrothers.com

 

R.S.Lipman | In Kind Sponsor

R.S. Lipman Company is a Nashville-based international supplier of wines, spirits, beers, and mixers. In 2011, R.S. Lipman began creating and acquiring brands to build a diverse beverage alcohol portfolio: Brands for a Distinctive Lifestyle. The company’s portfolio now includes: Country Club Vodka (established in 1957), Lonely Cow Wines from New Zealand, Hap & Harry’s Tennessee Beers, U.S. Veteran owned Heroes Vodka, Red Eye Bloody Mary Mixes, El Diamante del Cielo Tequilas, Old Hickory Great American Bourbon Whiskeys, Hidden Jewel California Wines, Saturday Night Red Wine and the Napa Smith Brewery collection of craft beers. RSLipman.com.

The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills | In-Kind Sponsor

Above all, we are committed to helping you discover and foster a love for fine wine and spirits, whether for casual consumption with dinner or through a lifelong passion for learning and collecting. We achieve this by hand-selecting each and every wine, beer, or spirit in our store to meet our high standards of quality, uniqueness, and value so that we can focus solely on delivering our clients the highest-quality products at competitive prices. We may not have the largest selection you’ll find, but it’s our belief that bigger isn’t necessarily better; we simply believe better is better, and therefore, we only offer you the best.