Past Honorees

Chattanooga began celebrating its most generous citizens in 1987 at its first National Philanthropy Day event.  See all of the honorees from then until now below.

2017 Honorees



1987 – 1st Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                 Hugh O. Maclellan, Sr.

 

1988 – 2nd Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                 H. Clay Evans Johnson

 

1989 – 3rd Annual    

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Scott L. Probasco, Jr.  

           

1990 – 4th Annual    

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Hugh O. Maclellan, Jr. 

Corporate Philanthropist                     Provident Life/Accident Insurance

Leadership Fundraiser                        Mai Bell Hurley                                               

             

1991 – 5th Annual    

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Ruth Street                                         

Leadership Fundraiser                        James D. Kennedy, Jr.            

                                   

1992 – 6th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  All Contributors to the Aquarium

Corporate Philanthropist                     20 Largest Aquarium Sponsors

 

1993 – 7th Annual    

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Ruth S. Holmberg     

Corporate Philanthropist                     McKee Foods Corporation                          

Corporate Philanthropist                     Joseph F. Decosimo

 

1994 – 8th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                   Daniel and Joan Frierson

Corporate Philanthropist                     American National Bank and Trust Company

Leadership Fundraiser                        John P. Guerry                                              

Young Volunteer Fundraiser                Mary Navarre Moore              

           

1995 – 9th Annual    

Corporate Philanthropist                     Chattanooga Coca Cola Bottling Co.

Leadership Fundraiser                        John F. Germ                                      

Young Volunteer Fundraiser                Dr. John W. McCravey

                       

1996 – 10th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Jo Ann Cline Yates                  

Corporate Philanthropist                     Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Leadership Fundraiser                        Mrs. Frank McDonald

Young Volunteer Fundraiser                Joseph H. Davenport III                      

                  

1997 – 11th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Mervin and Helen Pregulman

Corporate Philanthropist                     Bi-Lo, Inc.

Leadership Fundraiser                        Judy Bellenfant                                              

 

1998 – 12th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Gordon Davenport

Corporate Philanthropist                     Newton Chevrolet

Leadership Fundraiser                        George Key, Sr. and Tom Edd Wilson

 

1999 – 13th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Bryan and Kathy Patten & Cartter and Lee Patten                 

Corporate Philanthropist                     North American Royalties

Leadership Fundraiser                        Grady Williams                                             

           

2000 – 14th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Elizabeth Lupton Davenport

Corporate Philanthropist                     WRCB-TV Channel 3

Leadership Fundraiser                        Jim and Elaine Hill

           

2001 – 15th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  John T. “Jack” and Alice P. Lupton

Corporate Philanthropist                     First Tennessee Bank

Leadership Fundraiser                        Phil Whitaker             

           

2002 – 16th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Linda and Paul Neely

Corporate Philanthropist                     Chattem Corporation

Leadership Fundraiser                        Patsy Hazelwood                                            

           

2003 – 17th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Joseph F. Decosimo

Corporate Philanthropist                     AmSouth Bank

Leadership Fundraiser                        Mayor Bob Corker                                           

                                                                  

2004 – 18th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  The Caldwell Family

Corporate Philanthropist                     Favorite Markets        

Leadership Fundraiser                        Paul Brock                                          

 

2005 – 19th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  The Chazen Family

Corporate Philanthropist                     Junior League of Chattanooga

Leadership Fundraiser                        Sue Anne Wells

           

2006 – 20th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Brenda Lawson                       

Corporate Philanthropist                     WTVC News Channel 9

Leadership Fundraiser                        Alison Lebovitz

Youth in Philanthropy                         Jordan Thomas

 

2007 – 21st Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  The J. H. Davenport, Jr. Family

Corporate Philanthropist                    Cornerstone Community Bank

Leadership Fundraiser                        Helen Pregulman

 

2008 – 22nd Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Fletcher Bright

Corporate Philanthropist                     Henderson Hutcherson & McCullough PLLC

Leadership Fundraiser                        Sam Smartt, Jr.

           

2009 – 23rd Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Francis and Gordon Smith      

Corporate Philanthropist                     PlayCore

Leadership Fundraiser                        Ward Petty

           

2010 - – 24th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Dr. Joseph A. and Professor Mary Jackson

Corporate Philanthropist (large)          UNUM

Corporate Philanthropist (small)         Carrabba’s Italian Grill           

Leadership Fundraiser                        Bill Wilder

 

2011 – 25th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  George R. Johnson Family Foundation

Corporate Philanthropist                     McDonald’s Chattanooga Co-Op and Brewer Media Group

Leadership Fundraiser                        Dr. Fred and Ruth Obear         

 

2012 – 26th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  The Mark and Christine Waldrop Family

Corporate Philanthropist                     Starkey Printing Company

Leadership Fundraiser                        Dr. Clif and Ruzha Cleaveland

 

2013 – 27th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Dr. and Mrs. Jim Osborn         

Corporate Philanthropist                     Chattanooga Times Free Press

Leadership Fundraiser                        Zan Guerry and Dr. Bill Stacy

Youth in Philanthropy                         Anna Carroll                           

Non Profit Professional of the Year       Peter Cooper  

 

2014 – 28th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Franklin Farrow          

Corporate Philanthropist                     Hutton Companies

Volunteer Fundraiser                          Keith Sanford

Youth in Philanthropy                         Ralston Hartness and Thomas West (ReGenerate)                 

 

2015– 29th Annual

Outstanding Philanthropist                  Warren Barnett

Corporate Philanthropist                     Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel

Volunteer Fundraiser                          Charles Lebovitz

Youth in Philanthropy                         Miss Morgan McCall and Miss Harper Caswell

 

2016 – 30th Annual            

Outstanding Philanthropist                 The Clarence E. Harris Foundation

Corporate Philanthropist                    Publix Super Markets Charities

Leadership Fundraiser of the Year       Charles L. Arant

Youth in Philanthropy                        Jack Showronnek

 

2017 – 31st Annual  

Outstanding Philanthropist                 Weldon F. Osborne Foundation, Inc.

Corporate Philanthropist                     Adman Electric

Leadership Fundraiser of the Year       Dr. Dane & Sheila Boyington

Youth in Philanthropy                         Kaitlyn McAfee