2019 Gala Chairs

Gala Chairs

Trish Munro

Josephine VanDevender

Honorary Gala Chairs

Clare Armistead

Ellen Martin

Hope Stringer


Conservancy Gala

Luminous, reflective, wondrous, unique, unpredictable, edgy, stylish, architectural, conceptual, resplendent, sparkling, fabulous, performance art, sophisticated, explosion of tingly energy for the senses, eclectic mix of partygoers - Welcome to The Conservancy’s 2019 major fundraiser, Conservancy Gala Then & Now: Havana Nights.

Since 2010, our Gala fundraisers have supported programs, services and initiatives for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, two of Nashville’s treasured icons, spanning the areas of arts, culture, education, architecture, health and wellness, history, literature, science, mathematics, environment and more. With over 300,000 visiting the Parthenon and more than 2 million visiting the park each year, our support is even more crucial.

Please join us at this year’s Gala and support The Conservancy. We look forward to seeing you November 2nd.

About Centennial Park Conservancy

Centennial Park Conservancy (formerly The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park) is a for-purpose 501(c)(3) not-for-profit profit organization. Although we are a separately chartered organization, Centennial Park Conservancy was organized with the cooperation of the Metro Parks and Recreation Department.

Our organization began in 1982 as the Athena Fund when nickels and dimes were collected by school children and adult visitors to pay for the creation of the statue Athena inside the Parthenon. Upon completion of this project in 1990, we became Parthenon Patrons. In 2005, our Board of Directors voted to expand the mission and scope of our work to include Centennial Park, and in 2009 the organization was remanded The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park. In 2019, a shorted and easier to recall name, Centennial Park Conservancy, was introduced. The Parthenon was listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and Centennial Park has been listed since 2008.

We fund and present a variety of enriching programs in the Parthenon and Centennial Park that make a widespread imprint on the Nashville community and our visitors.