Thank you for attending the 2024 Legacy Ball

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2025 Legacy Ball

June 14, 2025

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

*Date and location subject to change. Refer to this website for updates.

Hosted by:

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Kindly save the date for the

2025 Legacy Ball

June 14, 2025

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

*Date and location subject to change. Refer to this website for updates.

Hosted by:

r.h. boyd logo

2024 Legacy Ball Chairs

Churchwells

Dr. and Mrs. André and Doreatha Churchwell

Browns

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert and Michelle Brown

Founding Chairs

Dr. LaDonna Y. Boyd
Dr. and Mrs. T. B. Boyd III

Host Committee

Mayor Freddie O’Connell
The Honorable Howard Gentry
Mr. Larry and The Honorable Vivian Wilhoite
Councilwoman Zulfat Suara
Mr. and Mrs. Manuch and Jacky Akbari
Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Arnita Ozgener
Drs. Joseph and Stephaine Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Farzon and Ziba Ferdowsi
Mrs. Evette White
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie and Taj George
Mr. Hal Cato and Dr. Michael Burchum
Rev. Dr. John and Dr. Maya Faison
Mrs. Caroline Randall Williams and Dr. Timothy Scott Darrah
Mrs. Renata Soto
Atty. Memorie White
Drs. Phillip and Pamela Pfeffer

Mr. Nick Mullikin
Dr. and Mrs. Turner and Phylanice Nashe
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Clarke Byard
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred and Tiffany Degrafinreid
Mr. Patrick Walker-Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Elde and DeLisa Guerrier
Mr. Frederick Cawthon
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar and LaShan Dixon
Ms. Shalaé Boyd
Mr. Justin Boyd
Mr. Patrick Johnson
Judge Rachel L. Bell and Dr. Dorsha James
Mr. Robert C. Sherrill
Rev. Dr. Malcolm J. Byrd
Mr. Kabir Sandhu
Mr. Milton White
Mr. Rick and Councilmember Sandy Ewing
Senator Charlane and Mr. Leshuan Oliver

Mr. and Mrs. Don and Tracy Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. Victor and Crystal Evans
Mrs. Cindy Kent and Mr. Keith Gregory
Dr. Alex A. Akbari
Ms. Marcia Masulla
Dr. and Mrs. George and Donetta Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Pam Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin and Linda Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Marianne Byrd
Ms. Vicki Yates
Ms. Kimberly Adams
Ms. Paige A. Jack
Dr. Contrecia T. Tharpe
Mr. Clifton Harris
Mr. Michael Frazier and Mrs. Christiane Buggs Frazier
Mrs. Monchieré Holmes-Jones
Ms. Ashley Currie
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Brittany Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Seyi Hermica Alalade

Host Committee

Mayor Freddie O’Connell
The Honorable Howard Gentry
Mr. Larry and The Honorable Vivian Wilhoite
Councilwoman Zulfat Suara
Mr. and Mrs. Manuch and Jacky Akbari
Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Arnita Ozgener
Drs. Joseph and Stephaine Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Farzon and Ziba Ferdowsi
Mrs. Evette White
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie and Taj George
Mr. Hal Cato and Dr. Michael Burchum
Rev. Dr. John and Dr. Maya Faison
Mrs. Caroline Randall Williams and Dr. Timothy Scott Darrah
Mrs. Renata Soto
Atty. Memorie White
Drs. Phillip and Pamela Pfeffer
Mr. Nick Mullikin
Dr. and Mrs. Turner and Phylanice Nashe
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Clarke Byard
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred and Tiffany Degrafinreid
Mr. Patrick Walker-Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Elde and DeLisa Guerrier
Mr. Frederick Cawthon
Mr. and Mrs. Lamar and LaShan Dixon
Ms. Shalaé Boyd
Mr. Justin Boyd
Mr. Patrick Johnson
Judge Rachel L. Bell and Dr. Dorsha James
Mr. Robert C. Sherrill
Rev. Dr. Malcolm J. Byrd
Mr. Kabir Sandhu
Mr. Milton White
Mr. and Mrs. Don and Tracy Hardin
Mr. and Mrs. Victor and Crystal Evans
Mrs. Cindy Kent and Mr. Keith Gregory
Dr. Alex A. Akbari
Ms. Marcia Masulla
Dr. and Mrs. George and Donetta Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Pam Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin and Linda Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Marianne Byrd
Ms. Vicki Yates
Ms. Kimberly Adams
Ms. Paige A. Jack
Dr. Contrecia T. Tharpe
Mr. Clifton Harris
Mr. Michael Frazier and Mrs. Christiane Buggs Frazier
Mrs. Monchieré Holmes-Jones
Mr. Rick and Councilmember Sandy Ewing
Senator Charlane and Mr. Leshuan Oliver
Ms. Ashley Currie
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Brittany Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Seyi Hermica Alalade

Media Partner

Walton Creative Group

Event Design

H Three Events

Award Recipients

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2024 R.H. Boyd Humanitarian Award

Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

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2024 R.H. Boyd Service Award

Dr. Adrienne Battle

Director of Schools, Metro Nashville Public Schools

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2024 R.H. Boyd Excellence Award

Slim and Husky’s

Clint Gray, Derrick Moore, and E.J. Reed

Featured Entertainment

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Jonathan Slocumb

Master of Ceremonies

Eric Benet

Eric Benét

Headliner

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CoJo Ko Music

House Band

Raiden

Raiden

After Party

R.H. Boyd Board of Directors

Dr. LaDonna Boyd
Dr. Matthew Alix
Mrs. Yvette Boyd

Ms. Veronica Marable Johnson
Dr. T.L. Brown

R.H. Boyd Board of Directors

Dr. LaDonna Boyd
Dr. Matthew Alix
Mrs. Yvette Boyd
Ms. Veronica Marable Johnson
Dr. T.L. Brown

R.H Boyd Endowment Fund Committee

Dr. LaDonna Boyd
Mrs. Yvetter Boyd
Dr. Matthew Alix
Dr. Quaford Coleman

Mrs. Keri Floyd Kelly
Dr. Vanita Lytle-Sherrill
Atty. Wanda Wilson

R.H Boyd Endowment Fund Committee

Dr. LaDonna Boyd
Mrs. Yvetter Boyd
Dr. Matthew Alix
Dr. Quaford Coleman
Mrs. Keri Floyd Kelly
Dr. Vanita Lytle-Sherrill
Atty. Wanda Wilson

Sponsorship

Becoming a sponsor of the Legacy Ball in Nashville, TN, offers a unique opportunity to support a prestigious event that celebrates the city's rich cultural heritage, while gaining valuable exposure and contributing to meaningful community initiatives.