Great Futures Gala



Featuring Motown Legend, Smokey Robinson 

Join us April 8th, 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! 

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: Friday, April 8th, 2022
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

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.  Contact Lucy Shaffer, Director of Development - Davidson County, at if you would like to sponsor or with any questions. 

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 Lucy Shaffer, Director of Development - Davidson County, at if you would like to facilitate an item pick-up or with any questions.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Entertainment Sponsors:

Leadership Circle:

Advocacy Ambassadors:

Club Companions:

Andrea and Matt Hart

Gerard & Susan Geraghty

Steve and Mariann Tjugum



Friends of the Club:

Allen Bolen

Amanda and Bob Farnsworth

BNA Nashville International Airport

CapStar Bank

Covenant Constructors

Donald Holmes

DPR Construction

Energy Land & Infrastructure

Eric Bymaster



Haven Builders

H.E. Parmer Company


Jennifer & Eric Higgs

Jinanne & Hunter West

Julie Sebree

Lisa Carson

Hal Ligon

Maverick Properties

Richard Bryan with Fridrich & Clark Realty

Sessums Family

Terri & John Gallagher

Tonya Sisco

Walter Knox/P&G

Questions? Contact Us

Lucy Shaffer
Director of Development - Davidson County