Businessman Honored At Inaugural Luncheon

Posted at 6:00 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 20:24:01-04

Former long-time philanthropist and civil rights advocate, Francis Guess, was honored in Nashville at the Inaugural Francis Guess Bridge to Equality Fund luncheon.

Recently, the bridge which connects 28th and 31st streets, was named for the business leader.

Guess, who died last year, was well known in the community for philanthropy work.

Tuesday’s luncheon at the Music City Center not only honored Guess, but also Nashville businessman Ben Rechter, by awarding him the first Bridge to Equality Award.

Guess's daughter Maria was presented with a copy of the sign that names the bridge.

NewsChannel 5’s own Vicki Yates was the Mistress of Ceremonies. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee hosted the event.