FrankTalks – Making a Difference: Young Leaders – November 13th

Join us as we take a peek into the future of Franklin. We will have a panel of young leaders in our community who have already learned and embraced the importance of giving back. They will share their stories and educate us on the mission of the nonprofits making a difference in Williamson County.

The panel will comprise of Zach Wolfson, Threads of Care; Casey Enright, The Word Wagon; and Diane Hayes, Young Leaders Council.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with a coffee social, followed by the program starting at 9:30 a.m. The event will conclude by 10:30 a.m.

FrankTalks is free and the public is invited. Franklin Tomorrow partnered with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Neighborhood, Government and Community Relations to expand the frequency of FrankTalks in 2016 to a monthly program. It is held at various locations across the city, but always on the second Monday of the month.

Special thanks to Westhaven for donating their space to us in November.


Mon, November 13, 2017

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST

Westhaven Residents’ Club

401 Cheltenham Ave

Franklin, TN 37064

Striving to raise $2,000 for the Steve Moore Memorial Fund – Donate Now!

Many of you know Steve Moore and his wife KK. He was very active on the tennis courts here in westhaven where he spent many fun times with his friends and family. Because of this, we would like to raise some money for the purchase of a bench to be placed in his honor at the new tennis courts. Southern Land has approved a bench and it should cost approximately $2,000.

Our goal is to raise enough money to buy a bench and a plaque. If we cannot raise enough for the bench and the plaque, we will donate the money towards pancreatic cancer research ( Any excess funds collected and not used for either the plaque or the bench would be donated towards this as well.


Ashley Haylett named 2017 Lift Scholarship winner

The Westhaven Foundation would like to congratulate Ashley Haylett on receiving the 2017 Lift Scholarship Award. Ashley exemplifies outstanding qualities in community service and volunteerism. Her volunteer achievements include participation in 4-H and Agriculture Awareness programs, service with seniors, service as Chairman of the Junior Fair Board and volunteer for Williamson County Fair, time as a Junior basketball coach, service with Graceworks and The Girls Scouts, volunteering at the Special Olympics, and participating in community beautification and cleanup projects. Ashley is the president of the Young Rotarian Interact Club and a member of the Girls Cotillion.  During her freshman and sophomore years, she played girls varsity basketball and served on the student council committee. She states “each day I work toward a better tomorrow, striving to grow from my experiences of today”. We congratulate Ashley on her achievements as the recipient of this award.

Annelise Brueher named 2017 Fountain Scholarship winner

2017 Fountain Scholarship Winner

The Westhaven Foundation would like to congratulate Annelise Brueher on receiving the 2017 Fountain Scholarship Award. Annelise exemplifies exceptional qualities in the field of community service and volunteerism. Some of her volunteer achievements include mission work in the Dominican Republic, tutoring and participation in community theatre arts. She is a National Honors Society student, a member of her student council, a first place winner in DECA, class president, student body presidents, and cheer captain. She states “[volunteering] has taught me that life isn’t as much about me as it is about other people and it has given me a sense of purpose”. She plans to attend the University of Tennessee in the  to begin her bachelors in Business with a minor in Spanish. We congratulate Annelise and commend her on her works well done.

“The Fountain” SOLD to the highest bidder!

“The Fountain” is an original hand painted acrylic painting on an 8X10 gallery wrapped canvas. This painting features the French inspired fountain located in the beautiful community of Westhaven in Franklin TN. All proceed from this auction support The Westhaven Foundation in association with their recent fundraiser, Westhaven Home and Garden Tour.

About The Westhaven Foundation:

The purpose of the Westhaven Foundation Home and Garden Tour is to raise funds to support charitable causes located within Williamson and Davidson Counties. All proceeds from the event will support nonprofit charities and programs.

The Westhaven Foundation is an officially registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that was formed approximately 10 years ago. The mission of the organization is to serve our community through financial support and volunteerism and to be a catalyst to help others in the community conduct programs of their own. The Westhaven Foundation is expected to reach $1,000,000 in cumulative charitable donations in the coming year.

Our primary giving focus is to fund leading edge medical research in the areas of childhood cancer, funding for public educational programs at local schools, provide college scholarships to students that exemplify service to others and to promote the arts and life-long learning.

The Westhaven Foundation has been remarkably efficient in the past, spending less the 4% of donations on operational and administrative expenses through fiscal year 2016!

The Home and Garden Tour is the primary fundraiser conducted specifically to provide non-directed funds. The WF generally conducts discrete fundraising events for pre-determined causes. Examples are funding to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital via the Concert 4 the Cure, college scholarship programs, and the amazing free public music festival: PorchFest. However we support dozens of local charities and programs annually.

Your support is greatly appreciated. The net proceeds will be used wisely to make our community a better place.

About the Artist:

Lisa McReynolds resides in Franklin, TN with her husband & two children.  After a career as a CPA, she returns to painting full time. Lisa studied art as electives in college and has continued her art studies under regional artists including Sabre Esler,  Donna Thomas, Pam Padgett, John Canon, Maggie Siner, Gary Bodner, Sally Shisler & David Nichols.

Lisa incorporates the use of palette knives, paint mediums and multiple layering of colors and textures to create her personal style on canvas.  The subject matter of her work reflects her love of nature and the beautiful surroundings of her adoptive home of Tennessee. Most days she can be found painting in her home studio with her two dogs.

Her work can be found in galleries, retail stores and private collections in the southeast.   Locally her art can be found at The Shop Around the Corner in Franklin and in Nashville at York & Friends Fine Art.  Other retail locations can be found on the Locations page. Facebook page is Lisa McReynolds Fine Art and Pinterest is Lisa McReynolds.