Sat. (Feb. 24, 2024) 6PM The Sixteenth Annual Rutherford Foundation Society Gala in the ballroom at MTSU's Student Union Center (1768 MTSU Blvd.).
This year's special guest is Jim Nantz, a highly acclaimed sports commentator and multiple award winner, as their keynote speaker. Jim is a three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, who joined CBS in 1985. Just before this year's gala, Jim will call his seventh Super Bowl! The annual Gala is held to express gratitude to donors contributing $1,000 or more within the calendar year to the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation. During this event, the Foundation will recognize exceptional philanthropists, including Beth and Mike Ussery, recipients of the Dr. Liz Rhea Philanthropist Award, and Dr. Christopher Dunlap, honored with the ASTR Foundation Physician Champion Award. Beth Ussery is recognized for her impactful philanthropy, particularly through dedicated support for Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford and active community involvement. Known for her compassionate and servant-hearted nature, Beth is deeply committed to charitable efforts, all while fulfilling her roles as a devoted wife and mother to their three children, Marshall, Patrick, and Anne Elizabeth.