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Uncommon Leadership Award Dinner

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Welcome to our Uncommon Leadership Award Dinner

At Williamson College, we’re passionate about the kind of learning that inspires the student to think of their personal contribution beyond the classroom. We value a community where questions are valued and service is esteemed. We’re about building higher learning—around real life—and giving you the wingspan you need to succeed.

Uncommon Leadership at Williamson College

At Williamson College, we believe in cultivating uncommon leadership that goes beyond the ordinary. Our approach to leadership focuses on character, integrity, and an authentic call to serve others based on the nature and character of God. With a passion for transforming the world, we honor and recognize those who have exhibited this unique leadership quality at the annual Uncommon Leadership Awards Dinner.

The Uncommon Leadership Awards

Our Uncommon Leadership award is a recognition bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities. These leaders have shown courage, character, and conviction while prioritizing the needs of those they lead. Through servant leadership, they have uplifted others and made a significant impact in their respective fields.

2023 Uncommon Leadership Award Dinner: Monday, October 9

The Uncommon Leadership Award Dinner is a celebration of uncommon leadership, where we honor individuals who have exemplified exceptional leadership qualities. It’s a chance to engage students, alumni, and college leadership that shapes our culture. This event not only recognizes the honoring leaders accomplishments and achievements but also inspires others to strive for excellence in their own lives and careers.

Put simply they have made a powerful contribution to the lives of those they lead.

Honoring 3 Leaders in 2023


Dr. Ladonna Boyd

President, R.H. Boyd

Dr. LaDonna Boyd is the fifth-generation president/CEO of R.H. Boyd Family of Companies in Nashville, Tennessee. She has a passion for creating economic opportunities for underserved communities, providing educational resources for women and girls, and helping with environmental efforts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College, where she studied economics and French, and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance from Tennessee State University. She completed her Doctor of Education degree in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University.


Pat Hood

Lead Pastor, Lifepoint Church

Pat is the Senior Pastor of LifePoint Church in Smyrna, TN. LifePoint has five campuses including ones in Bangkok, Thailand as well as Brussels, Belgium. Pat is the author of, The Sending Church, which is made up of examples from his own congregation, showing how a church isn’t really a church until it leaves the building and expands God’s Kingdom in the local neighborhood and around the world. Pat and his late wife, Amy, have five children.


Kim Rene Helper (Posthumously)

21st District Attorney General, Williamson County

After a sudden and brief illness, Kim passed away on March 20, 2023. She and her family have lived in Franklin, TN for 25 years. During her time as District Attorney General, Kim served on several Governor-appointed committees, including a judicial nominating committee. She was also a member of the Tennessee District Attorney General’s conference. Beyond her professional career, Kim was active with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, TN. She was heavily involved in numerous local charities, including My Friend’s House, the Davis House Child Advocacy Center, and Williamson County CASA, among many others.

 Monday, October 9, 2023

6:00 p.m. - The Embassy Suites of Cool Springs

Sponsorship Opportunities

PRESENTING – $20,000

  • Three tables – 30 tickets
  • 1st tier logo placement on all marketing materials including event signage
  • Opportunity for company representative to speak during program or recognition from the podium during the program
  • Name or business name on invitation (exclusively)
  • Logo on sponsorship reel/projection/screen at event
  • Name or business name and logo displayed in program

SUPPORTING - $10,000

  • Two tables – 20 tickets
  • 2nd tier logo placement on all marketing materials including event signage
  • Recognition from podium during program
  • Logo on sponsorship reel/projection/screen at event
  • Name or business name and logo displayed in program


  • Two tables - 20 tickets to the dinner
  • 3rd tier logo placement on all marketing materials including event signage
  • Logo on sponsorship reel/projection/screen at event and on relative sponsorship
  • Name or business name and logo displayed in program


  • One table - 10 tickets to the dinner
  • Logo on sponsorship reel/projection/screen at event and on relative sponsorship
  • Name or business name and logo displayed in program

TABLE – $2,000

  • One Table – 10 tickets
  • Name or business name displayed in program



To Donate:

By Mail

(please make checks payable to "Williamson College")

Williamson College

274 Mallory Station Road

Franklin, TN 37067

By Phone / In Person

Call 615-771-7821 during business hours Monday-Thursday

Visit us at 274 Mallory Station Road, Franklin, TN 37067

More Ways to Give:

Gifts by Check or Credit Card

(Visa, MC, American Express, Discover) are the most common ways to give and are immediately available for use by Williamson College.

Recurring gifts

Ongoing, consistent and regular support is key to our mission. Your donation will be transferred automatically to Williamson College securely from your personal checking or savings account or by credit card on a schedule that you specify (daily, monthly, quarterly or annually).

Or, Visit your personal banking site to set up Bill Pay for automatic transfers of donations to Williamson College. Generally, there are no associated fees.

Gifting “in honor” or “in memory” of someone

Donate in someone’s name - in honor of their special day, or in memory of a loved one. Provide the name and address of the family and we will notify them of your thoughtfulness. The donor's contribution amount is not disclosed.

Employer matching gifts

Many companies will match donations made by their employees. Please check with your HR department to obtain information on your company process.

Gifts of stock

Gifts of stock are welcomed! For help or more information, contact Susan Mays at susan@williamsoncc.edu


One-year and multi-year pledges are an important part of our success! For questions or help, please contact Susan Mays at susan@williamsoncc.edu.

Planned Gifts for the Future

If you are interested in including Williamson College in your will, establishing a trust, or identifying Williamson College as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, please contact Susan Mays at susan@williamsoncc.edu.

Donate from your IRA using your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Williamson College is a qualified 501c3 organization and may receive a donation from your IRA. Account holders aged 70 1/2 or older can make a donation, up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA without it being a taxable distribution. Talk to your IRA custodian to request a donation (payable to Williamson College) and have it mailed to Williamson College, 274 Mallory Station Road, Franklin, TN 37067. A donation receipt will be sent to you by mail.


Williamson College is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, determined by the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, unless given in exchange for goods or services. All donations are confirmed by mail with a thank you letter acting as a tax receipt.