Family Society

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Family Society

Family Society is comprised of families who support Cheekwood and serve as important advocates for both Cheekwood and the children and families who visit us. Special programming is offered to Family Society members throughout the year.

Family Society Advisory Committee:

Anderson Jarman, Committee Chair
Harry Allen
John Bearden
Sara Bovender
Colleen Bracken
Ashley Brockman
Lynn Brown
Kayla Counts
Elizabeth Frist
Mary Huddleston
Natalie Mavar
Monica Meeker
Dee Patel
Alexee Saunders
Justin Spickard
Elizabeth Wells

Family Society Members:

Amy & Kenneth Adams
Chandra & Harry Allen
The Bahiraei Family
Grace & John Bearden
Sacha & Charles Robert Bone
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bovender
Colleen & Michael Bracken
Ashley & Will Brockman
The Brown Family
The Childers Family
Laura & Scott Cloud
Kate & Jon Cornelius
Kayla & Donnie Counts
Olivia & Chip Crossman
Carlie & Todd Cruse
Allison & Jay DeMarcus
Robin & Travis Dunn
Georgette & Shervin Eftekhari
The Ewald Family
Kaitlin Thanhauser Flynn & William Flynn
Ashley & Harrison Frist
Elizabeth & Bryan Frist
Whitney & John Fuller
Amanda & Jon Gaston
The Gildenberg Family
Aly & Scott Greer
Kailey & J.R. Hand
Jessica & Mark Horne
Rebecca & John Howard
Mary & Paul Huddleston
Lauren Parker Jackson & Edmund Jackson
Caylan & Anderson Jarman
Katie & Bill Johnson
Lynne Falk & Chris Jones

Jennifer & Jamie Justus
Amanda & Jason Landry
The Lawrence Family
Kate & Baxter Lee
The Lowery Family
Callen & Mike Martin
Natalie & Graham Mavar
Dr. & Mrs. Giacomo Meeker
Lindsay & Tyson Moore
Blaire & Davis Murfree
Kelly & Ben Nye
Haley & Efren Ormaza
Amy & James Otto
Kristin & Carter Paine
Tree & Lance Paine
Dee & Anand Patel
Laura & Jamie Pfeffer
The Robinson Family
Tiffany & Joe Don Rooney
Jane Abercrombie Runge & Jean-Paul Runge
Polly & Alex Ryerson
The Saunders Family
Kate & Eric Schneider
Katie Sloan & Rob Coleman
Natalie-Chantal Lévy-Sousan
Lucy & Michael Spalluto
Julia & Justin Spickard
Nelda Lee Sturgeon & Russ Sturgeon
The Taylor Family
Kelly & Jacob Unger
Elizabeth & Dave Wells
Julianne & Jeff Williams
Kristin & Whit Wilson
Jen & Ian Wolczyk
Megan & Bob Zeglarksi

Donation Information

$500 – Family Society Donor

  • Cheekwood Family Membership with all associated benefits including unlimited complimentary general admission to Cheekwood for one full year
  • Invitations to two exclusive, family-friendly events per year, including an annual Holiday Visit with Santa
  • Invitation to Family Society Adult Only Reception
  • Priority invitation to Fall for Cheekwood on October 3, 2022 (ticketed event, with opportunity to purchase discounted tickets during pre-sale for Family Society members)
  • Name listing in Cheekwood Family Society mailings and on website

Join Family Society

For more information, contact Sarah Sperling, Director of Individual Giving, at 615.353.6994 or

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