Community Outreach & Events

TN Media facilitates many programs each year that are both promotional and event-driven based on community need and company initiatives. They include:

  • Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – raising tens of thousands of dollars to feed the area’s hungry, one penny at a time.
  • Ms. Cheap’s Cheapest of the Cheap Luncheon – Ms. Cheap honors her most loyal cheapsters with an Awards Luncheon
  • Salute to Nurses – TN Media and area hospitals and healthcare companies come together to honor our local nursing professionals.
  • Toast of Music City – The Tennessean’s Middle Tennessee Reader’s Choice Awards.
  • Pick of Williamson – The Tennessean’s Williamson County Reader’s Choice Awards.
  • Top Workplaces – TN Media partners with Workplace Dynamics to spotlight Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces.
  • Schooldays Golf Tournament – The Tennessean and Metro Parks partner on the longest standing prep sports golf tournament.


In 2012, TN Media contributed more than $925,000 in both in-kind and monetary donations to area events and non-profits. This is a key component in both TN Media’s success. We are only as strong as our communities and area partners.

Sponsorships & Partnership




Christmas Village

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Franklin Wine Festival

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Greater Nashville Association of Realtors

Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County

Home Decorating & Remodeling Show

Iroquois Steeplechase

Junior League of Nashville

Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Nashville Ballet

Nashville International Auto Show

Nashville Opera

Nashville Symphony

Pencil Foundation


Southern Women’s Show

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

St. Jude Country Music Nashville Marathon & ½

Taste of Music City

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Tennessee Titans

Vanderbilt Sports

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

Wine Down Main Street

Wine on the River


Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation is a corporate foundation sponsored by Gannett Co., Inc.  Through its Community Grant Program, Gannett Foundation supports non-profit activities in the communities in which Gannett does business.

Grant applications are accepted twice a year – February and August. For more information, please visit

2012 Gannett Foundation Grant Recipients

Adventure Science Center

Book Em

Books from Birth of Middle Tennessee

East Nashville Hope Exchange

Franklin Housing Services Corp.

Friends of Gorham-MacBane Library

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

Girls on the Run Nashville

GraceWorks Ministries, Inc.

Hands on Nashville

Homework Hotline

Interfaith Dental Clinic

Learning Matters, Inc.

Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity

Nashville Children’s Theatre

Nashville Rescue Mission

Nashville Symphony Association

Oasis Center

PENCIL Foundation

Preston Taylor Ministries

St. Luke’s Community House

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Tennessee Press Association Foundation, Inc.

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

United Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.

United Way of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Youth Encouragement Services, Inc.

Make A Difference Day

For more than 20 years, USA WEEKEND Magazine and Points of Light have joined together to sponsor Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of community service. Millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

TN Media is going to take this challenge further elevating Middle Tennessee’s major volunteer efforts during the most critical time of year for many of the regions’ key community organizations. We will partner with Hands On Nashville, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Next, MP&F and others to fight hunger in Middle Tennessee.

Campaign Elements surround the following events:

  • National Go Orange for Hunger Day (September 5)
  • Hands On Nashville Day (September 21)
  • Make A Difference Day (October 26)
  • Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive benefitting Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee (November – January)

To find out how you can help make a difference either through volunteer efforts, monetary contributions or engagement opportunities, please contact Knight Stivender at