More than 200 students attended the Belmont and Beyond kickoff event featuring guest speaker Lowell W. Perry, Jr., CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Perry spoke on the topic “Creating a Meaningful Life.” In offering advice to students, Perry quoted his father who said, “You make a living by what you earn, but you make a life by what you give.”
Perry was awarded BBBS of America CEO of the Year in 2007 and the Marvin Runyon Award winner in Nashville. He was also chosen as a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Nationwide Leadership Council and chair of the African-American Community Engagement Action Roundtable. Perry graduated from Yale University and is an experienced business development executive with an extensive broad-based business background.