The Brooks Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will host the sixth annual ‘Wanderlust’ Party, August 13, 2010 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Lane Motor Museum. The travel-themed event benefits The Brooks Fund, which is dedicated to encouraging the inclusion, acceptance and recognition of Middle Tennessee’s LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community and building bridges between all segments of the community. Wanderlust party tickets are $35 and on sale now at www.thebrooksfund.org.
In the wake of devastating floods in Middle Tennessee and in recognition of the community’s ongoing needs, The Brooks Fund will donate 10 percent of Wanderlust ticket sales to support flood relief through the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund of The Community Foundation.
‘Wanderlust’ guests will enjoy a silent auction, with items including Southwest Airlines round trip tickets, a weekend for two at Loews Vanderbilt, art by Brother Mel and Ron York, a signed Reba guitar, and more; entertainment by DJ Ron; cocktails; and hors d’oeuvres by presenting sponsor Bacon and Caviar, while surrounded by the Lane Motor Museum’s unique collection of cars and motorcycles dating back to the 1920s.
By supporting and encouraging the development of a variety of nonprofit programs to enhance the quality of life for Middle Tennessee’s LGBT community, The Brooks Fund increases philanthropic options and opportunities. Since 1995, The Brooks Fund has made grants of more than $161,000 to local nonprofits, including OutCentral, Nashville in Harmony and People’s Branch Theatre.