Jan. 16, 2018

Behind-the-scenes faces will take center stage at this year’s HeART to Heart Luncheon on Feb. 9 in Franklin.

The annual event from United Way of Williamson County’s Patricia Hart Society honors inspiring women from the community and features a silent auction and lunch.

New to this year’s HeART to Heart Luncheon, several community nonprofit leaders will take center stage as Women of Inspiration to model some of the season’s latest fashions. More than 18 agency directors are currently slated to participate.

“These women touch lives every day with the work they do,” said Debby Rainey, vice president of Strategic Initiatives for United Way of Williamson County. “They don’t do it for the spotlight, though, they do it to help people create better lives.”

Funds raised by the event go directly to support community programs that advance health and wellness, expand learning and education and promote financial stability.

The event, which will be held at Embassy Suites Cool Springs in Franklin, opens at 11 a.m. with a silent auction, and lunch will be served beginning at 12:10 p.m.

Tickets to the event are $50 and are available now at uwwc.org/heart-to-heart-luncheon/ or by contacting Debby Rainey at 615-771-2312 or drainey@uwwc.org.

The Patricia Hart Society was founded by local women who wanted to use their strengths, experiences and resources to engage women in improving lives. Society member Patricia Hart lent her name to the organization because she believes that “extraordinary things happen when women come together.”

Sponsors for this year’s HeART to Heart Luncheon include Ford Motor Credit, Simmons Bank, Nissan North America, Fifth Third Bank, Volunteer Tennessee and Franklin Synergy Bank.

About the United Way of Williamson County Patricia Hart Society

The Patricia Hart Society is a group of dedicated women in Williamson County who support the needs of the community and have joined together to encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to help in the work of United Way. The vision of the Patricia Hart Society, named after Williamson County community volunteer, philanthropist and advocate Patricia Hart, is to create an opportunity for women to take a leadership role in positively impacting the community. To find out more, please visit uwwc.org/patriciahart or call 615-771-2312.