Donelson Non-Profit News – January 2020

The Hip Donelson Farmer’s Market continues to have their Winter Market every 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday through April at The Donelson Fellowship.

Hip Donelson Winter Market
 
I was honored to attend the inaugural fundraising breakfast for the Akilah DaSilva Foundation.  Akilah was one of the victims of the Waffle House shooting.  His mother and family have done an extraordinary job in creating a non-profit organization in his memory to fight gun violence and provide scholarships to students.

Akilah DaSilva Foundation
Akilah DaSilva Foundation

I had the grand opportunity to be an MC along with District 32 CM Joy Styles in supporting Cremona Strings, which was founded to provide affordable string music lessons, rehearsals, training, education, performances, consultations, and advocacy.  They do a great job and it was so cool to see the positive impact this music education non-profit has on student’s lives.
 
MC along with District 32 CM Joy Styles in supporting Cremona Strings

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  • Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.

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Jeff Syracuse

Jeff has called Nashville home since 1998, moving here to complete his music degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He went on to complete his MBA in Technology Management from the Nashville campus of University of Phoenix, located in Donelson. Jeff was a first-time homebuyer in Donelson Hills in 2002 and soon became involved in his neighborhood and community.Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York. Jeff’s Dad retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel while stationed at Fort McPherson, Georgia after serving 20 years of Active and more than 11 years of Reserve service in Buffalo, NY, St Louis, MO and Atlanta, GA. Jeff’s parents are happily retired in Marietta, GA and enjoy the  warmer weather. His dad was President of the Georgia Department of the Reserve Officer’s Association and both he and his Mom stay involved in their neighborhood, civic organizations, and church. Jeff has one son, Joey, who attends Meigs Middle Magnet School.Jeff has been very active in the Donelson community for over a decade and has a deep appreciation and understanding of its rich history and a strong vision for a bright future.