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We are seeking an Executive Director

We are seeking an Executive Director

By melissa in General on October 25, 2019

Fannie Battle is seeking a progressive, energetic, mission-focused individual to serve as its Executive Director. The Executive Director must possess the academic and business qualifications for the position, as well as a passion for Fannie Battle’s mission and early childhood development. Specifically, a minimum of ten years senior nonprofit experience and a college degree in a management, education, or related field, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required. Childcare center or early childhood education experience is a plus. Visionary leadership, strong oral and written communication skills, management expertise and the capacity to oversee financial operations are essential, as well as public relations and fundraising experience while working for or with a board of directors.

Our organization began in 1891 when Miss Fannie Battle, a teacher and social worker, saw a need in our community. Children were left alone to roam the streets while their parents went to work. She rented a room in Nashville and began caring for these children by clothing, feeding, educating, and even obtaining much-needed medical attention. Fannie Battle currently maintains a 3-star rating with the State of Tennessee, the highest possible.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants should
submit a letter of interest and a current resume to: Fannie Battle Search Committee
c/o Center for Nonprofit Management

Applicant screening begins October 30, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Fannie Battle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2019 Salute to Excellence Finalist

2019 Salute to Excellence Finalist

By melissa in General on October 1, 2019

We are proud to announce that Fannie Battle Day Home has been selected as a 2019 Salute to Excellence Finalist for The Memorial Foundation’s Leadership Award hosted by the Center for Nonprofit Management.

This award recognizes nonprofits that have risen above substantial fiscal problems through effective turnaround management; allowing the organization to better achieve their mission.

Salute to Excellence will be held Thursday, October 2019 at 5:30pm at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
Tickets and tables can be purchased here.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us

By bhadmin in General on August 12, 2019

Bag Stuffing. Come help put together caroling bags for our groups. We have a lot of bags that need stuffing with Caroling materials and to address appropriately to go out to caroling groups all over Nashville.

When: Monday, October 29, 2018
Where: Fannie Battle Day Home 108 Chapel Ave. | Nashville, TN 37206
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
# of volunteers needed: 10
For questions or to sign up, please contact Melissa McWilliams or 615.228.6745 x117

Gather a Caroling Group.   Create a new Holiday family tradition this year by volunteering to carol (or whatever creative musical endeavors you may choose) for Fannie Battle Day Home’s 102nd Caroling for Kids fundraiser. Caroling for Kids runs from December 1st through the 24th.

We are flexible and will work with your schedule with respect to date/location/and timing. We wish you and yours a very Happy Holidays and thank you for your generosity.

For questions or to sign up please contact us at or 615.228.6745

Angels Needed to Adopt a Fannie Battle Family. Be an angel and help one (or more) of our Fannie Battle families in need this holiday season. Many of our families are living on the edge financially and struggle to cover basic month to month costs.

We have asked our families in need for wish lists to help our Angels provide the family(ies) you chose with enough gifts to give a meaningful Christmas.
For questions or to adopt a family, please contact Melissa McWilliams at or 615.228.6745 x117
Save on Back to School Supplies and Support Fannie Battle

Save on Back to School Supplies and Support Fannie Battle

By bhadmin in General on July 19, 2018

Five Below is all cool, all trendy, all $1-$5 – all the time! Stores are jam-packed with handpicked stuff that falls under eight cool worlds: style, room, sports, tech, crafts, party, candy, and now.

Additionally, Five Below is known as THE place to shop for back to school supplies that won’t break the bank. Shop Five Below in Bretwood (1620 Galleria Blvd., Unit 2A Brentwood, TN 37027) between Sunday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 28th, bring the flyer and 10% of proceeds are donated to Fannie Battle’s programs and services! Easy peasy!

Grab a burrito and support Fannie Battle

Grab a burrito and support Fannie Battle

By bhadmin in General on July 12, 2018

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Fannie Battle Day Home. Come in to Chipotle at 400 21st Ave S in Nashville on Saturday, August 11th anytime between 5p and 9p. Must bring or show the flyer to the cashier to let them know you’re supporting the cause. 33% of proceeds will be donated back to Fannie Battle.