Exchange Club of Murfreesboro makes donation to The Family Center Tennessee

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Left to Right: 2018-19 President Ronnie Gandy; Daphne Stringer; Susan Galeas; Jennifer Harron; Bobby Marquez - 2019 Celebrity Waiters

The Family Center Tennessee was recently presented a donation from The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro. The donation of $25,000.00 was the total amount the Club has presented to Susan Galeas, Executive Director, The Family Center for 2018-2019.

The Family Center Tennessee has as a mission: breaking multi-generational cycles of child abuse, neglect, & trauma. Their vision is: a resilient community where all children thrive.

Child abuse, neglect, and trauma are recognized as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and are a serious public health concern that causes lifetime physical, psychological, and behavioral problems for children and impacts communities for generations.

As change agents, The Family Center Tennessee is dedicated to providing a safe space where parents and children can connect and grow through a two-generational approach to learning. The Family Center Tennessee evidence-based programs provide guidance and support as families navigate new strategies for coping with trauma and move forward with confidence and purpose.

For more information contact the agency at or visit them at 115 Heritage Park Drive ( just off Memorial ) in Murfreesboro. Phone is 615-890-4673.

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro was chartered in 1951. Alumni include numerous leaders through the history of the City of Murfreesboro and is home to two National Exchange Club Presidents, John Hood in 1980-1981; and Don Wright 2013-2014. The Club sponsored The Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro, chartered in 1979.

The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro raised funds thru their Annual "Celebrity Waiters Dinner and Auction" of which this past year included celebrities such as Bill Anderson; Randy Travis; Bobby Marquez; Jennifer Herron; Rex Allen Jr.; Ronnie Stoneman; Rhonda Tenpenny; Linda Davis; and Jan Howard just to name a few. The ticketed event is scheduled for the first Thursday in April 2020.

Exchange Club's Vision is "A strong America, safe communities, and unified people." The Mission Statement is "Exchange, inspiring communities to become better places to live." More information on the national organization please visit

The Murfreesboro Exchange Club meets Tuesday's at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Through the Grapevine for a meal and program. For more information find The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro on Facebook.


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