The Phoenix Club of Nashville is a registered 501(c)(3) organization for young professional men that raises money in social settings for the benefit of disadvantaged youth in Middle Tennessee. The Phoenix Club parent organization was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1955, with the Nashville Chapter being founded in 2001. We are a catalyst in raising funds for Nashville youth and youth programs with a specific focus on supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. The club raises money in a manner that challenges members to reach out into the community for funds that enable our disadvantaged youth to prosper. In 2013, PCON surpassed $1 million in giving since its inception and expanded its work to support additional organizations including but not limited to YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, Junior Achievement, and W.O. Smith Music School.
The Phoenix Club is a dynamic cross section of young professionals. Among Phoenix Club alumni in Nashville are countless non-profit board members, community leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, bankers, sales professionals, attorneys, architects, engineers, developers, insurers, accountants, and physicians. With effort in this exciting initiative, members make long lasting friendships while giving back to the Nashville community. Men invited to join have always been required to meet two basic requirements: hold a sincere interest in furthering the goals of the Phoenix Club, and have potential for future leadership in the community. While this club continues to take on a character and life all its own, it is based on principles that have changed the lives of young children in Tennessee for over half a century. Membership enables life-long personal and professional friendships to be formed.
The Phoenix Club was founded in Memphis in 1955 and and was launched as a separate, albeit affiliated, organization in Nashville at the turn of the century. The Phoenix Club of Nashville kicked off with its inaugural lunch in 2000 and has since gained recognition and support from the community. PCON has grown to provide annual endowments for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and in 2013, surpassed $1 million in donations since inception. Over the course of its existence, PCON has expanded its footprint in the community through establishing partnerships with local organizations such as Camp Widjiwagan, Junior Achievement, the Entrepreneur Center, W.O. Smith Music School, the Nashville Bar Association, Nashville Lifestyles, Southcomm, and others.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
In addition to continuing to build on the levels of fundraising achieved to date, we are committed to developing partnerships and relationships with organizations across the community and creating corporate and personal relationships that enhance the outreach and impact of our membership.
Other key initiatives include producing our annual Prospectus on Youth Philanthropy report, launching a matching funds program, expanding on our signature events, continuing our annual Leadership in Philanthropy Dinner, building on the platform for our monthly luncheon program, and executing our largest fundraising initiative - the newly reengineered Greeting Cards drive that is now open to reciprocity arrangements.
PHOENIX CLUB OF NASHVILLE FUNDRAISING
LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE PHOENIX CLUB
Through attending our events, you are making a difference, as all proceeds benefit disadvantaged youth and ultimately have a positive impact on the direction of our community. We appreciate you as a guest and value your feedback as to how we can make future events successful. Further, word of mouth is the most effective form of promotion, so we appreciate you inviting others to our events. You can also make a secure donation at any time through our website.
Our role of supporting underprivileged youth couldn’t be accomplished without the support and contributions from our business partners in the community.
Through our dedication to the diversity of Nashville’s next generation leaders, we aim to meet like-minded young professionals and make a difference in the lives of Middle TN youth.
Holding ourselves accountable as good stewards, we continuously seek out the most deserving youth-oriented and emerging non-profits to amplify the impact of our investments.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-
Comprised of next generation leaders from all business endeavors, the Phoenix Club represents the diversity of Nashville’s economic market. We aim to be leaders in business and socio-political sectors in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. Our mission is supported by more than fundraising: we partner with excellent nonprofit organizations and their leaders to create synergistic relationships, reduce their operating costs, and augment our impact throughout the community.