Great Futures Gala



Featuring Motown Legend, Smokey Robinson 

Join us October 2nd, for a special evening with Motown legend SMOKEY ROBINSON, in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and the more than 4,700 youth we serve. With more than 700 distinguished guests, a live and silent auction filled with incredible items, and unforgettable entertainment experiences, the night is always one to remember! The 2021 Great Futures Gala will be live and in-person!

In addition to his 50-year music career and status as an R&B icon, Smokey Robinson is a Boys & Girls Clubs’ alumnus. Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.” He has topped the Billboard 100, won multiple Grammy awards, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to witness a music legend in action and celebrate our tenth anniversary of the biggest night in town!


Date: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
Time: 5 PM – 9PM
Location: Grand Hyatt Nashville 
Dress: Business or Cocktail


Reserve Your Seats

When you attend the Great Futures Gala, you experience an evening of unforgettable entertainment, participate in a live and silent auction of more than 200 items, hear real stories of impact straight from our Club youth, and ensure at-risk youth have access to vital resources that guarantee their great futures. This year's event will be a night to remember!

Contribute to the Auction

One easy way to support this event, and the youth it benefits, is to donate to our silent and/or live auction. With over 700 attendees, your donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee will be widely recognized and appreciated. In addition to the exposure you will gain during the event, we will recognize our contributors on the auction website leading up to the event. Contact Joslyn Jackson, Senior Director of Resource Development, at if you would like to facilitate an item pick-up or with any questions.

Sponsor the Gala

You can stand up as a champion for local youth by sponsoring the Great Futures Gala. Benefits include tables of ten, recognition throughout the event and in the community, and opportunities for celebrity meet and greets.* Contact Joslyn Jackson, Senior Director of Resource Development, at if you would like to sponsor or with any questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Entertainment Sponsors:

Leadership Circle:

Advocacy Ambassadors:

Club Companions:



Friends of the Club:

Eric Bymaster


Jennifer & Eric Higgs

Jensen & Chris Sessums

Joslyn & Justin Jackson

Julie Sebree

Marion Ligon

Terri & John Gallagher

Questions? Contact Us

Joslyn Jackson
Senior Director of Resource Development