The 2020 Strobel Awards are going virtual! Join us Sept. 14, 15, and 16 to celebrate the nominees, finalists, and recipients.


Join us for an online celebration of volunteers and their incredible impact in Middle Tennessee

This spring, due to public health concerns, Hands On Nashville postponed the events of 10,000 for 10, including the 34th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards. We'd hoped to reschedule the Strobel Awards for September, but, out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 luncheon. Instead, we'll celebrate the outstanding volunteers who were nominated in a virtual campaign featuring their stories of service in words and video. Join us right here the week of Sept. 14, where we’ll share the inspiring stories of this year’s finalists and unveil the six award recipients.



Tune in to find out this year's recipients!

Monday, Sept. 14

9 a.m.: The Strobel family will kick off the celebration with a special video message honoring this year's nominees and finalists.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

9 a.m.: We'll announce the recipient in the Capacity-Building Volunteer category.

11 a.m.: We'll announce the recipient in the Corporate Volunteerism category.

1 p.m. We'll announce the recipient in the Civic Volunteer Group category.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

9 a.m.: We'll announce the recipient in the Direct Service (Ages 5-20) category.

11 a.m.: We'll announce the recipient in the Direct Service (Ages 21-49) category.

1 p.m. We'll announce the recipient in the Direct Service (Ages 50+) category.



Don't miss out on the celebration! Check back here the week of Sept. 14, or use the links below to head over to our social media channels. You can also subscribe to our email newsletter to get updates and announcements!


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Congratulations to this year's finalists! 

Nashville is full of incredible helpers and we are honored to help tell their stories at the 34th Annual Mary Catherine Strobel Awards. The finalists in each category are listed below. View all nominees here. Winners will be announced here the week of Sept. 14, 2020!

Capacity-Building Volunteer:  Paige Atchley  •  Sherri Mitchell-Snider  •  Susanne Post 

Civic Volunteer Group:  Chicktime  •  Friends Life Community  •  Tennessee Volunteer Challenge Academy

Corporate Volunteerism: Creative Arts Agency Nashville  •  Comcast of Nashville  •  The Surgical Clinic

Direct Service Ages 5-20: Emily Phan  •  Elizabeth Graham Pistole  •  La Rhonda Potts

Direct Service Ages 21-49: Adam Crookston  •  Catharine Hollifield  •  Aidan Pace 

Direct Service Ages 50+:  Ellen Wolfe and Copland  •  James Doran  •  Martha Johnson  •  Claudia Prange



The Strobel Awards are Middle Tennessee's largest annual celebration of volunteers.



What does the luncheon cancellation mean for me?

I'm a nominee or finalist    I purchased a ticket to the luncheon     I nominated someone for an award



Thank you to our 2020 partners and sponsors for their generous support!


Info for nominees and finalistsLuncheon cancellation information for nominees and finalists

We are so very disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate with you in person. It's volunteers like you who, through your kindness and generosity, will help Middle Tennessee get through such a difficult and uncertain time.   

If you were nominated for a Strobel Award, we want to get your nomination certificate to you! Our Community Relations Coordinator, Savanna Maue, emailed all nominees and finalists in early July to confirm mailing addresses. If you didn’t get that email or if you have questions about the luncheon cancellation or our plans to honor nominees, please email her at

Please be sure to mark your calendars for Sept. 14, 15, and 16! We’ll kick off the celebration on Monday, and then HON will unveil award recipients on Tuesday and Wednesday — three categories per day. 

Info for general ticket holdersLuncheon cancellation information for general ticket purchasers

Thank you for supporting the Strobel Awards! We are so disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate with you in person. We hope you’ll join us here on our website and on our social media channels the week of Sept. 14 when we announce the 2020 recipients and celebrate all the nominees and their hearts for service!  

To turn your ticket purchase into a donation: If you’d like to support HON’s mission to meet community needs through volunteerism, one easy way to do that is to turn your Strobel Awards ticket purchase into a donation. Your contribution will allow HON to recruit volunteers for our 170-plus community partners working every day to meet critical community needs — needs that have been compounded by the March tornado and the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email Olivia Rozsits at to request a donation receipt. 

To request a refund: If you’d like a refund of your ticket purchase, we completely understand. Log in to your Eventbrite account, find the Strobel Awards, and on the left panel you’ll see a link to request a refund. If you run into issues requesting a refund and need assistance, reach out to

Info for those who nominated a volunteer for an awardLuncheon cancellation for those who submitted a Strobel Award nomination  

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a volunteer who made an impact. We’re sorry we won’t be able to celebrate all the incredible nominees with you in person! We’ve reached out to individual nominees to ensure we have a mailing address on file for them, but in the event that we are not able to secure an address, we will mail the nominee’s certificate to the address you submitted with the nomination. If you have any questions or want to update your or your nominee's address, reach out to


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