The 2nd Annual Big Payback To Help Middle Tennessee Non-Profits

Posted at 10:10 PM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 13:59:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For a period of 24 hours, Middle Tennesseans will unite to support the non-profit organizations that make a difference in their communities.

The 2nd annual Big Payback starts at midnight on May 5. The event is coordinated through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

By logging on to, people can donate to 755 different non-profits from 34 Middle Tennessee counties. This event is designed to help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise much-needed money and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities.

“What we are looking for is for people to step up and invest in the non-profits that make this a place we all want to live,” said Ellen Lehman, President of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Last year’s event featured 525 participating non-profits and raised about $1.5 million.

“This year, we are expecting this to be bigger and better than ever,” added Lehman.

Lehman said it is easy and quick to make a donation to the organizations through the Big Payback website. She said since May is typically a slow month for donations, and this will encourage people to get involved.

“Every single person in Middle Tennessee has benefited from the work of non-profits, and it is time for them to pay those non-profits back for the work they’ve done,” said Lehman.

There will be multiple events throughout the day on May 5 to promote the event. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bridgestone arena, there will be a big plaza party, and the Big Payback Party Bus will be driving around the city to educate people about the event.

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