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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee Presents Inaugural Servant Leader Award

First Ever “Servant Leader” Award Presented at annual Breakfast Event at Music City Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee honored their former chief executive Carlyle Carroll at the mentoring organization’s annual Breakfast event held Tuesday at Music City Center.

More than 1,300 attendees came together for the hour presentation of testimonials about the impact of mentoring themed “Helping Young People Grow.”

During Carroll’s tenure as CEO, agency fundraising grew from $2.1 to $2.8 million in just five years.  He additionally has served as a volunteer mentor to three young boys through the program having both involved in both the community-based program as well as school-based mentoring.

“Carlyle Carroll’s leadership has been a gift to the young people we serve. He led with his heart and believes deeply in the power of mentoring. We are honored to recognize his contributions and the enduring relationships of our Bigs and Littles are his legacy,” commented Melissa Hudson-Gant, current CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

“It is one of the great honors of my life to both be a Big Brother and to have worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee,” commented Carroll. “I am humbled by this award that I consider to also be honoring the many outstanding mentors who helped affect my life as well.”

For more information on getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit or call (615) 329-9191.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Founded locally in 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer and donor driven organization that matches children in need with a positive adult role model and empowers that young person to reach their potential.  Revenue generated is used to conduct background checks, screening, and recruitment of prospective volunteers to ensure child safety… as well as provide ongoing professional support for children, families and volunteers. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves young people across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner and Wilson counties. Learn more by visiting  or calling 615-329-9191.

The administrative headquarters for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee are located at 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130; Nashville, TN 37203.