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Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Fund Luncheon

Honoring Federal Judge Waverly Crenshaw, Jr.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Music City Center - Davidson Ballroom

201 5th Ave S. Nashville, TN 37203

The Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Fund Luncheon is hosted by the Music City Center in the Davidson Room on Wednesday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr. dreamed of becoming an attorney as a child growing up in Nashville. A trail-blazing civic leader, be became the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee this spring.

Francis S. Guess served this community with vigor, commitment and pride for decades. He found his own bridge to equality, and then created the same opportunities for others throughout the country and here at home.

No one who knew him can imagine what Nashville would have been like without Francis S. Guess. The child raised in public housing became the man whose fingerprints can be found on almost every major civic effort in our community.

Throughout his distinguished life, Francis S. Guess’ body of work has included the widest range of worthy causes from economic development to the preservation of musical heritage to investment in the human condition. He has served on the National Civil Rights Commission; has acted as Commissioner for the Tennessee departments of Labor and General Services under then Governor Lamar Alexander; and has provided volunteer support to more than 100 organizations.

As a community we honor his memory with gratitude for his many accomplishments. And to ensure that his efforts continue, The Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Fund has been created to help provide equal access to the American Dream, in perpetuity.

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