Nashville GLBT Chamber briefs: December 2006

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Emily Foreman, former Cromwell Radio Group marketing employee, resigned in October amid controversy surrounding the new policy excluding "gay-themed" radio ads.  Foreman has joined Nashville-based nationwide GLBT business directory and marketing company, Diversity Builder, www.diversitybuilder.com

"I am very pleased with my new role here at Diversity Builder," Foreman said. "My first event as promotions director was at the GLBT business expo, and I really got a sense of how welcoming this community is to an outsider. I am excited to be able to use my marketing experience to help promote diversity with such a wonderful company."

Foreman may be reached at emily@diversitybuilder.com or (615) 794-5047.

Red Angel Brownies selected by CMA for second year

Nashville’s own Red Angel’s Gourmet Brownies were selected as gifts for country music’s CMA Awards in 2004 and again in 2006, when the awards returned to Nashville after making a brief venue change to New York City. 

Red Angel Brownies stocked the 2004 Country Music Awards Gift Room with brownie delights. All VIPs and award presenters received a gourmet brownie box. Owner Carla McNally was invited to bring her sinful chocolate treats back for the 2006 CMA Award Show. 

A popular selection from the country performers is the Music City Brownie. Other popular gourmet delights include their Pecan Perils, Gooey Caramel Nut, Coo Coo Coconut, Peanut Butter Plunge, Original Sin and Walnut Whim.

McNally offers her gourmet brownies online for purchase at www.redangelbrownies.com, or locally by phone at (615) 491-7465. 

Middle Tennessee’s Community Foundation distributes more than $1 million in 2006 grants

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee distributed more than $1 million in grants to 189 nonprofit organizations as part of the foundation’s annual grant making process.

“Our grants are the heart and soul of what we do as we connect the generosity of hundreds of Middle Tennesseans with the non-profits addressing our community’s needs,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation. “The Community Foundation is a place where every gift matters because when combined they can have an enormous impact across the area and across issues spanning arts to education to health and human services to zoology."

Funding in 2006 included the following: 

  • Centennial Elementary School received a $1,500 grant to purchase nonfiction books for the library.

  • The Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District has received a $2,700 grant to purchase computers to track child abuse referrals and perpetrators of reported allegations.

  • The Dickson Housing Authority has received a $2,500 grant to promote a healthy and active lifestyle program for children in low-income populations.

  • The Humane Society of Dickson County has received a $1,000 grant to provide new kennel cages for cats at the shelter.

  • William James Middle School has received a $2,000 grant to establish an anti-bully, positive character program.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 565 charitable funds.  Currently, The Community Foundation manages endowment, unrestricted and memorial funds totaling more $379 million. It is located at 3833 Cleghorn Avenue, #400, Nashville, Tenn. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit http://www.cfmt.org/index.php.

Popular gay performers Jason and deMarco to perform at HTCC

Gay singing duo Jason and deMarco will perform at Holy Trinity Community Church (HTCC),  6727 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 (cash/check) with all proceeds going toward the HTCC building expansion fund.

An artist reception, sponsored by ReMax/Elite Real Estate Services, will follow the concert in the fellowship hall along with a silent auction. For more information, visit HTCC’s Web site at www.holytrinitycommunitychurch.com.