Christmas Village Philanthropy
Christmas Village is one of the oldest charitable events in Nashville, supported and run entirely by volunteers from the Nashville Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. Since 1961, the event has generated over $12 million benefiting thousands of people, as the proceeds support:
The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center diagnose and treat hearing, speech, language and cognitive problems that affect communication. The Bill Wilkerson Center is also the home of the Vanderbilt Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute for patients, children through adults, recovering from traumatic brain injuries such as stroke, neurological disorders, and head traumas. Also, located within the center is the Mama Lere Hearing School - an auditory-oral preschool devoted to teaching children with hearing loss to listen, talk, read, and sing and the Preschool for Children with Autistm- an intensive communication intervention program for children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
To watch a video about who benefits from Christmas Village, click here.
The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a national art education center located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It offers workshops taught by national and international practicing studio artists and university faculty in the areas of ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books and paper for the beginner to advanced artist.