Faith Family Medical Center
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Birthday Breakfast

The annual Birthday Breakfast is Faith Family’s signature fundraising event of the year. It began in 2009, when the Center decided to celebrate its first eight years of successes by inviting friends of the clinic to the first ever Birthday Breakfast. That first breakfast raised $70,000 in donations from current donors, gained 130 new supporters, and honored three lifetime board members: Dr. David Gaw, Dr. John Lamb, and Mr. Charlie Martin. The Breakfast tradition is deeply rooted in the caring community of physicians and supporters who believe in FFMC’s mission and continues to this day.

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2019 Birthday Breakfast

We had another fantastic event last Wednesday, October 2, at our 11th Annual Birthday Breakfast. More than 400 supporters and honorees gathered for a morning filled with food, friends, and fellowship.

A special thank you to our incredible keynote speaker, Karen Kingsbury, for her inspiring speech and graciously donating books for attendees to take home. For more information or to follow Karen on social media, visit KarenKingsbury.com. As always, we are thankful for Woodmont Christian Church and their staff for hosting us each year and helping our event run smoothly. And last, but not least, thank you to MMEvent Services for providing the delicious breakfast buffet.

It was also our pleasure to honor three of our volunteer in-house physicians – Dr. Laura Binkley, Dr. Chris Bowman, and Dr. Taylor Wray. We are thankful they choose to donate their spare time to come to our clinic and see our patients.

The room would not have been filled without the help of our gracious table hosts and sponsors. We are so grateful for their support and the sharing our mission to their friends and colleagues. We look forward to another wonderful Breakfast in 2020!

Check out more pictures from the event on Facebook and make sure to stay tuned for recordings of the event speeches coming soon!

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Did you miss the big event? Easily donate online at weblink.donorperfect.com/FFMCBreakfast!

2018 Birthday Breakfast

Faith Family’s 10th annual Birthday Breakfast was held on Wednesday, October 3rd at Woodmont Christian Church. Breakfast Chairs were Julia and Jeff Gaw – son and daughter-in-law of founder Dr. David Gaw. The morning was a huge success with over 400 guests in attendance, and more than $200,000 raised.

Honorees were Ascension – Saint Thomas Health for their ongoing support of the clinic, including providing a lease to Faith Family for $1 per year and the ability to remain in their current location as they launch a capital campaign; the Frist Foundation, for contributing $1 million to the clinic’s campaign, which will provide Faith Family with a new space with the capacity to serve thousands of new patients; and HCA, for their $1 million donation to support the funding of the new building.

Dr. Clay Stauffer, Senior Pastor at Woodmont Christian Church, delivered the keynote address, which emphasized the importance of caring for our neighbors in need.

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible.


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Acadia Healthcare, CedarStone Bank, HCA/TriStar Health, Pinnacle Financial Partners, the Rich Foundation, Wilson Bank & Trust

Bernard Health, LLC, Bitsy and Wearen Hughes, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, EnableComp, FCA Venture Partners, Flow Construction Co., Inc., H.G. Hill Realty, InsBank, Jean and Robert Ramsey, Nashville Capital Network, the Parent Company, Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., Vista Points, Inc.

Contact Cathy Altenbern, Chief Development Officer, by email at caltenbern@faithmedical.org, or by phone at (615) 649-3032.

2017 Birthday Breakfast

Faith Family’s annual Birthday Breakfast was on October 18 from 7:00 – 8:30am at Woodmont Christian Church. R.A. Dickey, knuckle ball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, an author of two books, Christian, father, husband, and Tennessee native shared his amazing story of “overcoming extraordinary odds to achieve a game, a career, and a life unlike any other.”

Honorees were Dr. Lucien Simpson, Reverend Clay Stauffer, and Mrs. Jane Stumpf. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our cause!

Special thanks to our event chairs, Tom and Pam Wylly, and our presenting sponsor, Brentwood Capital Advisors. 

2016 Birthday Breakfast

Faith Family’s 8th annual Birthday Breakfast was held on Wednesday, October 19 at Woodmont Christian Church. Breakfast Chairs were Faith Family Volunteers Ann and Kirby Davis. The morning was a huge success with over 450 guests attending, and more than $200,000 being raised. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor Freeman Webb and Distinguished Sponsor Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Frist, Jr.  The Premium Sponsor was Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation, and Benefactors were Ingenious Med and Relatient.

Honorees were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blevins, Faith Family friends who generously support all of our Diabetes Days; Mr. and Mrs. Willie K. Davis, Faith Family supporters since 2001. Mr. Davis was instrumental in negotiating our $1 per year lease with St. Thomas Midtown, which continues today; and Dr. Don Griffin, who treats Faith Family patients in need of surgical procedures related to skin cancers, etc.

Rubel Shelly, noted author, minister, and professor at Lipscomb University was the featured speaker. His remarks centered around people’s responsibility to help those less fortunate. Supporting Faith Family provides the opportunity to fulfill that responsibility.

Faith Family Medical Center is grateful to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests who made the morning so special.  Mark your calendars next year for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 for the 9th annual Breakfast.  Chairs Pam and Tom Wylly are already making plans!

2015 Birthday Breakfast

The 2015 Birthday Breakfast was a huge success raising over $200,000. Thank you to our generous donors for making this year the most successful breakfast yet! During the breakfast, Faith Family honored Rick Hart, Dr. Jim Daniell, and Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance for their tremendous support. Our keynote speaker was Head Vanderbilt Baseball Coach Tim Corbin. Coach Corbin spoke about the value of teamwork, family, strength of character, and faith.