John Bell, Mitch Stonecipher and Debi Smith

The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation Wins $500 Award


Leslie Town Centre announces the third quarter “Together We Care” winner is The Foundation at Cookeville Regional to receive $500 toward their upcoming Golf Classic Celebrity Dinner at the Town Centre.  The Foundation is the philanthropic and development arm of Cookeville Regional Medical Center assisting Cookeville Regional’s healthcare mission to the community through charitable assistance for patients, various community health-care activities, and capital projects for Cookeville Regional. On August 21, 2014 Cookeville Regional Medical Center will hold its annual Golf Classic Celebrity Dinner at Leslie Town Centre featuring former UT Vol and Dallas Cowboy, Bill Bates.  The event will also feature a VIP reception, wine, beverages, a live and silent auction, and elegant dining. All proceeds from the Golf Classic and Celebrity Dinner will benefit 1) The Caring Hands – Charitable Patient Assistance Fund, 2) The Cancer Care Fund, and 3) The Pink Ribbon Save-a-life Mammogram Project.  For more information about the event, please contact the Foundation office at (931) 783-2003 or visit 

“We are grateful to the Leslie Town Center and thrilled to be a $500 recipient of the “Together We Care” program. This award will help us lower event expenses, ensuring that we can help even more patients with charitable need,” said John Bell, director of the Foundation. “We so appreciate our partnership with Leslie Town Centre and look forward to continuing to utilize their great services and venue.”

               The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which exists to enhance the quality and availability of healthcare in our region by: meeting critical charitable needs of patients; offering free health-education and medical services throughout our Upper Cumberland community; supporting compassionate programs that enhance the patient experience; and promoting community investment in our non-profit, community-owned hospital: Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Debi Smith, special events director for Leslie Town Centre, also shares about the “Together We Care” award, “Since the program began in January 2009, it has gained popularity with our patrons who can see their revenue dollars directly touching our community through organizations The Foundation. It is exciting to realize that a portion of every event dollar goes towards the Together We Care award and any patron 501(c)(3) organization can participate.” For more information about Leslie Town Centre and the Together We Care program call Debi Smith 931-372-7200 or visit

Co-owned by the City of Cookeville and Putnam County, Leslie Town Centre is supported solely by the revenues from the two venues: Estes Williams Center and the Herald–Citizen Room. The building houses the offices of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, Economic and Community Development and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Public Building Authority governs Leslie Town Centre for the benefit of our community and proudly offers the Together We Care program.