Special Events

You support the work of FiftyForward by attending events that honor crowning achievers, provide world class music or art or celebrate a community. Each year FiftyForward plans and hosts many special fundraising events. Join us for a good time for a good cause.

Crown Affair

crown pantone 873UThis event is FiftyForward’s annual signature fundraising event. A popular evening featuring a reception, silent auction and a dinner catered by a local, well known chef. The event highlight is the presentation of the Crowning Achievement Award to community leaders who are generous in the support of FiftyForward and other community causes. A corporate Crowning Achievement Award is also presented to a business in recognition of extraordinary corporate philanthropy.

Please visit the Crown Affair page to view more details on the event, the honorees and sponsors.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
FiftyForward/Patricia Hart Building
Tickets: $250/person

To purchase tickets: please visit our donate page and note Crown Affair in the comments section.

Crown Affair Patrons Party: April 9, 2017

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Ralph, Crown Affair Coordinator at (615) 743-3409 or email at eralph@fiftyforward.org


Viva la Diva

The Viva la2014 logo cropped Diva Run focuses on the health and fitness of girls and women. Of course, men and boys are welcome to register and run in support of the women in their lives. A 5K and 10K  course are USTAF certified and timed using disposable ChampionChip timing.

Proceeds from Viva la Diva support the work of FiftyForward, a nonprofit established in 1956, benefiting its health and wellness programs and services including Adult Day Services, Meals on Wheels, Conservatorship, Care Management and Victory Over Crime.

Viva la Diva is a family-friendly, intergenerational event. Join the fun on race day and enter the Best Dressed Diva and Dude Costume Contest. Judges include Nashville’s fashion industry icons and fabulous awards will be given for first, second and third prize.

Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2017
For more information and to register for this event, please visit vivaladivarun.org



MadisonSt-whistlestop trainLocated close to historic railroad tracks, FiftyForward Madison Station holds its annual Whistlestop fundraiser in the spring. The celebration is attended by members, community leaders and guests. Following a reception with a silent auction and a sumptuous buffet, the program features a celebrity emcee, top notch musical entertainment, the naming of the center’s Volunteer of the Year and concludes with a live auction.

Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Madison Station
Ticket prices: $75 or $500 for table of 8
For more information about this event, please contact Kelsey Mahaffey, Madison Station Center Director: kmahaffey@fiftyforward.org

Katie Reed Golf Classic
benefiting FiftyForward College Grove

golf sceneDate: May 6, 2017
Location: Henry Horton State Park
Ellington Golf Course
Registration: 7 a.m.
Tee Off: 8 a.m.

Following a four-year hiatus, FiftyForward College Grove is bringing back the golf tournament fundraiser.  It’s called the Katie Reed Golf Classic, named for a much loved College Grove resident and FiftyForward member.  In fact, nowadays, though she spent many years volunteering at the center, you will find Katie Reed here most Tuesdays and Thursdays, playing Canasta with her friends.

Four Player Scramble, Mulligans, goodie bags and lunch
Prizes awarded for: Longest drive, Closest to pin, Putting contest, Three flights 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Registration Form
For more information, contact: Sarah Stephens, Director, FiftyForward College Grove
(615) 368-7093 sstephens@fiftyforward.org

Hats Off to Bordeaux!

2307632_mlFiftyForward Bordeaux will host the 7th annual Hats Off to Bordeaux! luncheon and  hat fashion show on Friday, June 10, 2016. Come enjoy a catered lunch, a silent auction and the finest of millinery creations with community leaders, members and friends all wearing fabulous hats.

DateFriday, July 28, 2017 (tentative)
Location: FiftyForward/Patricia Hart Building
Time: 11 a.m. Silent Auction; Luncheon, noon
Tickets: $35/person; Tables of 8, $300

For more information about this event,  please call FiftyForward Bordeaux for information on reserving a table, (615) 248-2272.

Music and Memories

This annual popular FiftyForward Martin Center fundraising event has featured musical concerts in a spectrum of styles, including Grand Ole Opry legends, jazz piano, the WannaBeetles, an all-string Nashville Symphony chamber group, Joe Dee Messina, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, the Grascals, Melinda Doolittle and Amy Grant. The evening event features a festive reception at FiftyForward Martin Center before the sell-out show.

Date: June 27, 2017 
 The Franklin Theatre

VIP Package $110 at 6 p.m. includes
VIP reception and concert at The Franklin Theatre, Premier Seating at the Theatre. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres and then the show!
Event is held at  The Franklin Theatre, 417 Main Street, Franklin, TN
*To purchase concert only tickets, visit us on the web at www.franklintheatre.com
or call the Theatre at (615) 538-2076 on sale April 22.

For more information about this event, please contact Sherry Coss, scoss@fiftyforward.org


Martin Masters Art Show and Sale

martin masters logo croppedThis year marks the 20th anniversary of FiftyForward Martin Center. Join us for this popular annual art exposition and sale. The event opens with a sneak preview and special reception on Thursday evening, 5-7:30 PM with wine and hors d’oeuvres. (This is a ticketed event and those attending have the first opportunity to purchase art before the show opens to the public on Friday and Saturday.) Over the past six years, the show has featured more than 40 artists annually with attendance in excess of 600 over the three days. Each year’s show features one well known and respected artist and a sampling of his/her work. Visitors are amazed at the high quality of art displayed by Williamson County artists, including center members.

Location: FiftyForward Martin Center
Date: 2017 dates to be determined
For more information on this event, please contact Sherry Coss, scoss@fiftyforward.org



Golf, Concert, Karaoke or Donate
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Dates for the 2017 event TBD


For more information, please contact Sharie Loik Goodman, (615) 463-2264.