Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. hosted a Centennial Summit of Catholic Charities USA event on Thurs., March 25 in Belmont University’s Curb Event Center. The day-long event brought together civic, business, religious, community and nonprofit agency leaders through the Southeast region. Fr. Larry Snyder, president of CCUSA, John Seigenthaler, Sr., Dan Cornfield, and other notable presenters focused on the issue of poverty and its devastating effects on America for the purpose of identifying specific methods and programs that work effectively to help the poorest people move toward economic independence.
The Nashville Summit was one of seven regional summits that will be held in 2010 to mark the 100th anniversary of Catholic Charities USA, a national human services organization committed to cutting poverty in half by 2020. The Nashville Summit is part of a nationwide series of meetings that will culminate in Washington, D.C., on September 26, 2010. The summits provide a forum for thought as community leaders, major influencers and citizens-at-large come together and act on poverty.