Networking Event Connects Young Professionals, City Leaders

Networking Event Connects Young Professionals, City Leaders

By MP&F Staff

Stars LogoAward-winning nonprofit STARS is bringing together Nashville’s brightest young minds and most successful leaders for an evening of connection and philanthropy at its second annual Meet a Mentor event.

Hosted by the organization’s associate board committee and co-chaired by Allison Jacob and Colton Mulligan, the event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Studio 615 (72 Broadmoor Drive) from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will give young professionals the valuable opportunity to establish relationships with business and community leaders from a wide variety of industries, including music, health care, marketing, education, design, politics, sports, and restaurant and tourism.

“Meet a Mentor is a great opportunity for both young professionals working to grow in their careers and established professionals who are willing to give back by sharing their experiences,” said Mulligan, STARS associate board chairman and event co-chair. “Last year’s event connected hundreds of young professionals with mentors in their field, and we plan to build on that success. Anyone interested in networking or mentorship should join us on Oct. 19.”

The networking event raises money for a good cause, in addition to giving attendees the chance to interact with local industry leaders such as Sam Davidson, CEO of Batch Nashville; Brandon Edwards, founder and CEO of ReviveHealth; Nat Harden, Nashville Predators senior vice president of Tickets, Premium Sales and Youth Hockey; Jeff Syracuse, manager of Licensing Operations for BMI Music; and others.

“STARS is incredibly proud to host Meet a Mentor for the second year, not only because of the positive impact mentorship has had on last year’s participants, but also because every single ticket sold directly supports STARS’ mission and improves the lives of young people,” said STARS Chief Development Officer Erin Daunic.

STARS helps young people overcome social and emotional barriers through innovative programs addressing issues like bullying, substance abuse and violence. Offered in more than 160 school and community sites throughout Middle Tennessee, STARS’ five evidence-based programs and services are centered on prevention, intervention, treatment, training and compassion.

Meet a Mentor tickets are $20 per person and include hors d’oeuvres and drink vouchers. To purchase your ticket and learn more about becoming a mentor or mentee, visit nashvillementor.org.

Meet a Mentor is sponsored by FoxFuel Creative, Lipscomb University College of Business, Saint Thomas Health, Studio 615 and The Pink Bride. For sponsorship opportunities, visit nashvillementor.org/sponsors.


STARS is a nonprofit organization that supports young people through the social and emotional barriers they face. Our five evidence-based school and community programs address issues like bullying, substance abuse and violence. In addition to our programs and services in Tennessee, STARS is also an important national resource for training and professional consultation. To learn more, visit starsnashville.org.