Our Annual Honors Dinner, formerly known as the Gore Family Dinner is our main fundraising event. The dinner honors Democrats who, at both national and local levels, embodies the spirit of the Gore Family to continue important work in their community whether in or out of public office. It is a commitment we stress at the local Democratic Party level – engagement in relevant activities and involvement in our community all year, every year – not just an election year.
Our previous honorees have included Vice-President and Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore, Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell, and Jane Eskind, the first woman to win a state-wide political race in Tennessee. Honored speakers have included Vice-President Al Gore, the late Congressman John Murtha, Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., former Secretary of Energy and Fisk University President Hazel O’Leary and most recently the legendary Congressman John Lewis.