Cumberland University’s sixth annual Notes for Nurses fundraiser took place on Saturday at the Wilson County Expo Center and approximately $92,000 was raised for the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions.
Over 300 guests and nearly 20 student volunteers were in attendance for a night of dinner and dancing. In its sixth year, this event has raised nearly $400,000 in sponsorships, contributions and in-kind gifts for the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions.
Part of the proceeds came from the live auction, which featured an overnight houseboat charter for six, a guitar signed by both Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne and an eight-day, seven-night trip to the highest bidders’ choice of location.
Event chair, Pam McAteer, was proud of how much this year’s event raised and thankful for everyone involved in the planning process.
“The 2018 Notes for Nurses event was a night filled with excitement from beginning to end, from the new location at the Wilson County Expo Center, to the great food catered by Sammy B’s and amazing music from the Jimmy Church Band,” McAteer said. “This event gives the community an opportunity to show their support for Cumberland University’s Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions and the wonderful nursing students.”
“We were honored to have Beth McCall, who had the original vision for Notes for Nurses, serve as Honorary Chairperson this year,” McAteer continued. “Her vision has been able to provide numerous scholarships for students and state of the art simulation equipment for the school that has benefited so many over the past six years.”
Beth McCall, honorary chair of the event, was pleased with how this event has grown over the past six years.
“The Notes for Nurses event was exceptional,” McCall said. “It was heartwarming to see such an outpouring of support for the event. Pam and the rest of the committee did a phenomenal job. The band, the venue and the food were all over the top. What a blessing to see the event become such a successful support for the Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions.”
Cumberland University, The Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions and the Notes for Nurses Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors that made this event successful. Top sponsors included Frank and Cindy Rudy, Tennova Healthcare Lebanon and the family of Dr. Joe and Pat Bryant. Other event sponsors included Southern Manor Living Centers, LLC, Summit Medical Center, WANT FM 98.9/WCOR AM 1490, Wilson County’s Own Radio, Wilson Bank & Trust, Middle Tennessee Periodontic-Dr. Charles Daley, William and Catherine Gracey, Powell & Meadows Insurance Agency, Cedar City RV, Nivate Online, Kaplan Nursing, City of Lebanon, McAteer Animal Hospital, Modern Eye Gallery and Taylord Fitness.