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Silent & Live Auction



Saturday - Sept. 11, 2021

10 AM - 1 PM

Richland Country Club


$50 per person


Benefits the 

Aurelia Varallo Mariani 

Scholarship Fund

Our major fundraiser event is coming up in late summer and we're so excited to bring you some details as they develop. Save the date SEPTEMBER 11 for the Pearls of Wisdom Brunch and Auction. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. Please visit the PEARLS OF WISDOM page on the top menu for more details.

Our main goal is to raise funds to provide scholarship to three girls at each of the three Catholic high schools: St. Cecilia Academy, Father Ryan and JP II. How can you be a part of this effort?

Well, there are many ways you can help. First, you can volunteer your time and talent. We're asking for volunteers who can help in the coming weeks and on the day of the event. (Contact Patricia Vance and Nikki Moreland). Secondly, you can make a donation or solicit auction items for the Silent and Live auction. Do you know anyone with a vacation home who can donate a week of stay? Sports tickets are always a hot commodity! A dinner for 2 at a local restaurant or a gift certificate for a massage also make great auction items. Each contribution, no matter how big or small, gets us closer to our goal. And with our collective efforts, we're optimistic we'll have a great year!

Here is a sign-up form you can use. Let us know how you can help support our event this year. 

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A Warm Welcome to our new members!

(L to R) Patti Hinton, Courtney Conklin,  Lauren Barca, Janet Donahue, Shateara Hall, Marianne Ahlgren.

New Members Trish Cronin (center)

and Patti Hinton (left) with NCBWL Recording Secretary Janine Moore.

We are very excited to welcome our new members who have officially joined us at our May meeting at Coco's Italian Market and Cafe May 19.


Marianne Ahlgren

Lauren Barca

Courtney Conklin

Trish Cronin

Janet Donahue

Shateara Hall

Patti Hinton

"The positive energy, inviting warmth, and good humor that emanated from everyone at the meeting was incredibly welcoming! I felt a natural pull to be part of such a passionate, engaged and caring group."


New Member

Check out our Photo Gallery for more great pictures from the May Meeting.

What's New?


Cheryl is a new face at NCBWL having joined the league in March of this year. She has since been actively involved in the board as Spiritual Life chair.

Visit our Member Spotlight feature and learn more about Cheryl and other featured notable members.


The Nashville Catholic Business Women's League (NCBWL) is a non-profit organization open to all Catholic women in the Diocese of Nashville. In addition to supporting one another spiritually, we support our Catholic community by providing scholarships to girls attending the three Catholic high schools in Nashville. For many years, we have raised funds through our only major event Pearls of Wisdom, where women gather in September for a festive Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Auction.

Our mission is:
• To empower members and other women through the sharing of our resources;
• To stimulate interaction among Catholic women of all ages;
• To strengthen and encourage members and all women of all ages;
• To support through prayer, example and work, the improvement of life for women; and
• To promote and perpetuate Catholic education.



The Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League (NCBWL) is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2020. It is the oldest business organization in the Diocese of Nashville. The NCBWL began with a small group of Catholic women, primarily teachers and nurses, in 1950 and today has grown to include more than 100 active members who fund scholarships to all three Catholic high schools in the city.

 “As we enter our 70th year, it’s time to honor our organization’s rich heritage,” said Teri Gordon, president of the NCBWL. “We were formed by like-minded women and we continue to help Catholic businesswomen connect, network and grow both professionally and spiritually.”



Nashville offers a rich, vibrant Catholic community and NCBWL is in the midst of it. Our group provides networking, friendship, inspiration, and connections to other Catholic organizations in the area. We meet the third Wednesday of the month. (Check updates on location). We engage in regular community service projects. We plan special programs with featured speakers and provide other opportunities to gather as well.