Credit: Matt Dubis

The Nashville Bourbon Auction brought the community together with an exciting night of bidding and a performance by JellyRoll, the 2023 CMA New Artist of the Year and recent Grammy nominee. The event raised an impressive sum of nearly $350,000 from sports, hospitality, allocated spirit, and fine dining packages. Jointly benefiting Impact Youth Outreach, an organization devoted to youth development, and the Country Music Hall of Fame, the event’s organizers aimed to raise resources for both institutions. The funds will further enable Impact Youth Outreach to deliver comprehensive educational programs and recreational resources for local youth and support the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Reflecting on the community’s overwhelming support, Robert C. Sherrill, Impact Youth Outreach’s founder, said, “Seeing this level of encouragement and generosity fuels our mission and work to provide a brighter tomorrow for at-risk youth. The funds raised from this event will enable us to take our existing programs a notch higher and pave the way for future projects. Our youth will continue to thrive on the resilience and skills we’re proud to foster, growing into empowered, responsible community members.”

The annual event, started by Daniel Weisman of AllianceBernstein, featured a private tasting showcasing the 2023 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, as well as an auction hosted by business leaders Max Goldberg and Mark Lombardi, a magic show, and a live performance by Jelly Roll. Notable attendees include David and Christina Arquette, Shane West, and many prominent Nashville business, thought, and philanthropic leaders.

Weisman added, “Bringing philanthropy, music, and bourbon together creates an impossible alchemy to replicate and our record-breaking fundraising this year provided it. Since 2021, Nashville Bourbon Auction has raised over $600,000 for local nonprofits.”

Along with this successful fundraising, Impact Youth Outreach announced a new capital campaign for the Impact Academy and Resource Center. Slated to open its doors in 2028, the upcoming resource center will significantly boost the ongoing efforts of Impact’s commitment to nurturing and empowering bright young minds across Tennessee.3

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