Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Magdalene Fall Fundraiser

Every fall we have a special event that brings the community together to celebrate the healing in all our lives. An inspirational introduction to Magdalene and Thistle Farms, the fall fundraiser features music, art and writings by residents and graduates. Through this one evening, we are able to raise almost half the funds we need to continue to keep our doors open to women from the streets.

The theme this year is Totems and Sacred Spaces. Totems are symbols that have a spiritual significance to us. Totems that have been created by the women of Magdalene/Thistle Farms will be on display that evening. The event is free but a reservation is required.

EVENT UPDATE 9/30/11: We have been overwhelmed with responses in the few days! We need to temporarily put new RSVPs on a waiting list while we determine how many more guests the venue will allow us to have - but we are hopeful we will be able to get everyone in! If you'd like to be added to the list, email Marlei.

Here are further details:

October 12, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Vanderbilt Student Life Center
310 25th Ave So.
Nashville, TN 37235

Chaired by Miranda Whitcomb Pontes & Jay Joyner, and celebrating the service of Carole Hagan.

We are grateful to the official event sponsors:

Toby & Mary Knox Pilkerton

And gratitude to the following companies.  With their support, gifts that evening will go directly to the women and the program:

Light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and tea will be served. There is no charge to attend but everyone is given an opportunity to make a contribution to Magdalene at the end of the evening.

Directions & Parking: From I440, take West End north and turn right on 25th Avenue South. From I 40, take Broadway/West End south and turn left onto 25th Ave South. The Student Life Center is on the left, across from Memorial Gym. For parking, pass the center and turn left onto Highland Ave. Garage is on right and opens by 5:45. Parking is also available on West End Avenue.

We hope you will be able to share this evening with us!


  1. Big thanks to our friends at Platetone Print Shop, Lesley Patterson-Marx (pictured above) and Kaaren Engel for leading us through our totem printmaking adventure!

  2. What a lovely event! Please post information about Magdalene's invitation to the White House! Congratulations to all! You are ALL an inspiration!