Forgiveness Luncheon

Record Breaking Forgiveness Luncheon

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Mayor Megan Barry, and Sheriff Daron Hall were joined by more than 600 guests at the Renaissance Hotel to celebrate Dismas at our annual Forgiveness Luncheon in May 2017. An event-record $176,000 was raised in support of programming. "The money raised today will really help us serve our clients better," says Gerald Brown, CEO of Dismas, Inc. In addition to a keynote speech by Gubernatorial Candidate Karl Dean, current Dismas residents and Board members shared testimony about their experiences with Dismas. District Attorney Glen Funk was also present to accept recognition on behalf of the Davidson County District Attorneys for its partnership with Dismas. Newschannel 5's Carrie Sharp emceed the event.

Hundreds came out in support of Dismas

Program Chair Patrick Theobald with Board Member Patrick Morales and Emcee Carrie Sharp

 

“When Dismas House residents leave . . . they have a job, they have new friends, they have confidence. But, most of all what they have – they have hope.” – Mayor Megan Barry

 

Brown thanks former mayor Karl Dean

Brown and Treasurer Dave Briggs with Chris Gingler