The MidSouth Alternative Investment Association endeavors to make an impact in the community.
Our event entrance fees have provided approximately $35,000 to the following charities:
Boiler Room Theatre (formerly a children's performance venue at the Factory at Franklin)
The mission of The Boiler Room Theatre (at the Factory at Franklin), was the home of Williamson County's first resident professional theater, is to provide a venue for shows fresh from Broadway and Off Broadway – and the shows you just could't see anywhere else in Middle Tennessee. It was a non–profit 501(c)3 organization and The Boiler Room facility, with 120 movie–theater style seats, was managed by Franklin Attractions LLC. More information is available at www.boilerroomtheatre.com .
Family and Children's Service
The mission of Family and Children's Service is to strengthen families, children and individuals to achieve self sufficiency, family preservation & emotional well–being. All clients possess internal strengths, talents and potential. The experiences of trauma, abuse, and other life obstacles may be injurious but they also cultivate resilience. Clients are collaborators in their therapy and all services are client–oriented and are understood with the context of their unique life environment and experience. More information is available at www.fcsnashville.org .
Help For Children (HFC) Southeast
Hedge Funds Care (HFC) Southeast was founded in 2004. 94 cents of every dollar goes to community partners in the fight against child abuse and neglect. The funds that have been raised through the support of the Southeast Hedge Fund community over the years have enabled the Southeast branch to provide support for innovative community-based nonprofits that serve abused and neglected children in metro Atlanta. To date, Hedge Funds Care Southeast has distributed over $350,000 through 15 grants. More information is available at http://www.hedgefundscare.org/region.asp?regionID=4 .
Hospital Hospitality House (HHH)
Since 1974, Hospital Hospitality House (HHH) has been a home away from home for patients and caregivers seeking medical treatment in Nashville hospitals, providing lodging, meals and other supportive services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. HHH has provided over 300,000 nights of lodging to people in need, serving guests from all 95 counties in Tennessee, all 50 states in the U.S. and 40 foreign countries. More information is available at www.hospitalhospitalityhouse.org .
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
The mission of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee is "to enforce, advance and defend the legal rights of low–income and vulnerable families in order to obtain for them the basic necessities of life". The organization gives free civil legal aid to people who have nowhere else to turn and serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge, and Tullahoma. More information is available at www.las.org .
Martha O'Bryan Center
The Martha O'Bryan Center services are targeted to the 1,856 residents who live in 720 apartments in the James A. Cayce Homes, Nashville's oldest and largest public housing development, as well as residents of surrounding East Nashville neighborhoods. Joining Martha O'Bryan Center in service to the families of East Nashville is the CWA–Cayce Learning Center , which serves families in Cayce and the CWA Plaza Apartments. Martha O'Bryan Center and its extensive network of partners empower families to overcome their roadblocks to success. Adult Education efforts in east Nashville received the "Contractor of the Year" award from the Middle Tennessee Workforce Investment Board, honoring their Welfare–to–Work achievements. More information is available athttp://www.marthaobryan.org .
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS)
The mission of Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS) is to provide civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and the elderly in Southwestern Tennessee, anchored by Memphis, Shelby County, with three other counties, Tipton, Fayette, and Lauderdale, comprising its four-county service area. With more than 200,000 of the most vulnerable residents in the service area eligible for assistance, MALS is dedicated to helping those who cannot afford legal counsel navigate the legal system in order to safeguard their rights under the law. MALS case acceptance priorities include issues relating to Family and Children, Housing and Real Property, Consumer Issues, Individual and Civil Rights, Health and Income Maintenance and Seniors. More information is available atwww.malsi.org .
Safe Haven Family Shelter (SHFS)
In America, family homelessness is the fastest–growing segment of the homeless population, and is projected to increase by 30 percent. Safe Haven Family Shelter is the only shelter program of its kind in Middle Tennessee that accepts homeless families as an entire unit. Our mission is "to provide shelter and transitional services that empowers Middle Tennessee homeless families with children to achieve lasting self–sufficiency." SHFS can accept married couples with children and single parent families with children up to 18 years of age. We can accommodate 15 families at a time through our Mended Hearts, Transitional Housing and Rapid ReHousing Program(s). Through our Mended Hearts Program, families receive the following: job readiness, financial literacy, parenting classes, program management, individual/group therapy sessions for parents and children, and enrichment through the Arts & Activities sector. Parents of the families must be drug and alcohol free, willing to obtain employment, contribute income to a savings account to prepare a financial safety net and follow program rules. The typical duration of stay is 85–110 days, and the overall goal of the program is to return families into the community with stable employment and secured housing. Our 82% success rate reflects the impact of the program, and prevents families from being broken apart during a difficult time in their lives. Your donation will support the programs that help families become active members of society again, lessen the homeless population and contribute to the betterment of our community. Thank you for partnering with Safe Haven to make a difference in the lives of homeless families. For more information about Safe Haven, please visit www.safehaven.org .
Rock The Street, Wall Street
Rock The Street, Wall Street (“RTSWS”) programs inspire and equip girls with the skills to succeed financially and potentially pursue a career in finance. Girls learn not only about budgeting and spending, (where most finlit programs end), they also learn about savings and investments. Classroom workshops, coaching and field trips are led by female financial professionals. In 2018 the nonprofit doubled the number of cities with programs. RTSWS engages industry sponsors and volunteer instructors to educate students on real-world personal financial management practices, college paths and career opportunities.. More information is at http://rockthestreetwallstreet.com .
The mission of Soles4Souls is "to impact as many lives as possible worldwide with the gift of shoes". Donations of both new and used footwear will be also accepted, as will cash and checks. We ask everyone to not only bring your generous donation but also to reach out to friends and colleagues at shoe companies and retailers to join in supporting this great cause. More information is available atwww.soles4souls.org .
Special Olympics Tennessee
Special Olympics Tennessee is divided into 33 volunteer area offices. Athletes may begin training as early as six years old, but must be eight years old to compete. Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. There are as many as 200 million people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Special Olympics reaches out to every one of them – and their families as well – through a wide range of training, competitions, health screenings and fund-raising events. We also create opportunities for families, community members, local leaders, businesses, law enforcement, celebrities, dignitaries and others to band together to change attitudes and support athletes. More information is at www.specialolympicstn.org .
The Arc of Tennessee
The Arc of Tennessee, a grassroots, non–profit, statewide, membership organization composed of people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities, their parents, friends, and the professionals who assist them in reaching their goals. Of the estimated 178,643 Tennesseans with intellectual disabilities, only 8,250 are currently receiving services and supports. 10% of US families have a member with an intellectual disability. More information is available at www.thearctn.org .
Volunteer Ministry Center (VMC)
The mission of the Volunteer Ministry Center (VMC), since it was established in 1987 in Knoxville, is to end homelessness by helping people into housing and providing support services to ensure success such as through the Resource Center (transitional setting accommodations), The Refuge (crisis counseling to the marginally housed), 16 rent–subsidized apartments and clinic services, including physical health, mental health and dental. More information at www.vmcinc.org .
Nashville Children's Alliance (NCA)
The Nashville Children's Alliance (NCA), formerly the Nashville Child Advocacy Center, is a nonprofit organization providing services to children when there are allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse. The Nashville Children's Alliance is a unique partnership with the Office of the District Attorney General, the Department of Children's Services and the Metropolitan Police Department working together for the detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. NCA was started in 1992 by a dedicated group of community professionals and volunteers who believed that children deserved a coordinated approach by the professionals working on these difficult cases. More information is available at www.nashvillechildrensalliance.org .