After more than three decades, High Hopes has perfected the concept of meeting people where they are. For us, that means not being intimidated by a diagnosis or inability - that is our specialty, to find solutions for challenges that families did not see coming and prove there is hope in adversity. High Hopes is a non-profit organization that loves, nurtures, and educates children with and without special needs through two integrate programs, an inclusive school and a pediatric therapy clinic, helping each child reach their maximum potential.
While High Hopes is a revenue generating nonprofit, our revenue does not cover all the costs associated with standing in the gap for these children and families, and we need your help. Our development team is charged with raising more than $800,000 annually, and accomplishes this massive feat through gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, grants, the United Way . . . and hosting our four annual fundraisers. These events no only allow us to cast our net wider, but also garner support while sharing our mission outside our walls.
Our four signature events are designed to provide unique experiences and the opportunity to help provide inclusive education and pediatric therapy to hundreds of Middle Tennessee families.
From October to May, we also host monthly the High Hopes Supper Club. This opportunity allows you to indulge in custom meals from local restauranteurs and caterers, packaged and available for pick-up at the High Hopes campus to be enjoyed in your own home. A limited number of meals are available for $25 per person with $15 to the restaurant and $10 to High Hopes.
Throughout each year, other events may be added to our calendar, so check our Events Page often!
Monthly Event | October - May
Supper Club is a monthly opportunity to indulge in custom means from renowned local chefs, packaged and available for curbside pick-up at the High Hopes campus to be enjoyed in your own home, all while supporting local restaurants and caterers.
Thursday, March 3, 2022 | Jamison Theater at The Factory at Franklin
Featuring Natalie Hemby, Barry Dean, & Marc Scibilia
For more than a decade, High Hopes hosted "an intimate evening of songwriters' tales" at Green's Grocery in Leiper's Fork. While we are keeping this beloved tradition alive, we are moving to a larger venue. Tickets holders will enjoy complimentary beverages and specially curated snacks. Sponsors will enjoy a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails prior to the performance as well as premium seating in front of the stage.
Monday, March 28, 2022 | The Grove
This is the 19th Annual Giving on the Green golf tournament, and we are back at one of the area's premier courses, The Grove, a Greg Norman Signature golf course who does only a handful of nonprofit tournaments and is a membership only course! Golfers will enjoy a lunch starting at 11:00 a.m. followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start with beverages and snacks served on the course and a celebratory reception afterwards. Grab your clubs and your foursome and enjoy an afternoon on the links!
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
Enjoy a night on the town in the big city of Nashville! Our patrons will enjoy locally crafted Yee-Haw beer, light fare, an amazing silent auction, and the authentic Music City experience of musical performers in a room full of folks gathered for the sole purpose of supporting the incredible mission of High Hopes. This event was the brainchild of one of High Hopes' therapists and her husband as a way of casting our net wider and celebrating the work of the High Hopes pediatric therapy clinic.
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | Graystone Quarry
This event is the acme of all things High Hopes! Not only are we blessed to have the gorgeous setting of Graystone Quarry, but this event is where we celebrate or . . . "tip our hats" to all the hard work of our staff (who attend at no charge) and especially the children we serve! High Hopes' guests will enjoy a multi-course dinner from Catering & Events by Suzette, a stellar silent auction, and live music.