Last year's Christmas Village set fundraising record
Christmas Village, an annual holiday gift consumer show, is one of the longest-running charitable events in Nashville and is supported and run entirely by volunteers from the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. Proceeds from Christmas Village most significantly benefit the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. Contributions to the center from the 2016 event hit a fundraising milestone of $414,400, the highest in the event’s history. Colleen Bracken and Ashley Hood (pictured middle), co-chairs of the 2016 event, presented this record-setting gift to Mike de Riesthal, Ph.D., director of Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (left) and Anne Marie Tharpe, Ph.D., associate director of the Bill Wilkerson Center.