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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

You're invited to our 

Annual Christmas Party!

DEC. 20    5:00-7:30 pm
Catholic Pastoral Center

Pearls of Wisdom 2023
Scholarship Fund

Courtney Conklin


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President's Monthly Message

Claudia Weber

Sweater weather!  Love to see the season change with all the colors, crisp air and family/friend gatherings.


I’m still full of gratitude for all our members, guests and volunteers who lifted our annual fundraiser.


As I mentioned in October, our event co-chairs and Treasurer will give a summary of Pearls of Wisdom 2023 fundraising including the two shopping events that were held this past summer.


We have some valuable items that still need to be offered on this website to offer opportunities for giving-just in time for the holidays. Stay tuned for those offerings this month.


Our silent auctioneer Chris Piciacchia has agreed to help post items that include Predators tickets, Alivio self-care sessions, a whiskey tasting, a birthday party with Gnash, and other surprises.  Of course, all donations will be applied to the scholarship fund.


All of us can create more awareness of our League via parish contacts in the coming months, especially during the holidays.


In that spirit, I recently attended St. Henry’s Church Women’s Club meeting and enjoyed how they come together for fellowship and fun!


On Saturday November 11, I will represent the League at an information table during the Eucharistic Revival at the Catholic Pastoral Center. I will use business cards and membership packets to help introduce “us”.


And remember Ashley Vega’s Open House described in the In The Know section, also on the 11th.


Looking forward to our next meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at Coco’s with a dynamic presentation by Springboard Landings.


I am thankful for this League and for its potential for growth and change just like the seasons of our lives.




Claudia Weber

NCBWL President 2023-25

November Focus: Springboard Landings 

Pat Cooper, founding parent and Elizabeth Woodliff, director of operations, will tell us of the remarkable work being done for family's planning for their adult children's futures.


“One never knows what the future holds yet, at the November meeting, you will hear how thoughtful and forward-thinking people sponsoring Springboard Landings are addressing important aspects of how adults with mild developmental disabilities might sustain a community-centered quality of life for years to come. Springboard Landings is answering the question: what happens when my parents are no longer available?”


Ways the League can help:

  • QR Code to our donation page.

  • We appreciate monetary gifts, but we're focused on expanding our network. During the dinner, we'll ask the league for connections to support our property development in Bellevue, whether they're like-minded individuals, future residents, or potential partners.

  • Come to our upcoming Benefit Concert! See flyer.

  • Our website is

Pat grew up in New Haven, KY, and attended the local Catholic school, taught by the Ursuline nuns from Owensboro, KY. She, like her sisters, played the organ at the Masses and services at St. Catherine Church. She moved to Louisville, KY, where she worked for the Jefferson County Medical Society, and met her husband, Charlie, to whom she has been married for over 60 years. They have four children and moved to Tennessee in 1973. They became members of St. Henry Church and their children graduated from St. Henry and Father Ryan High schools. Pat eventually went back to work and became administrative assistant and secretary to the principal at Father Ryan High School for eight years, after which she worked for Precision Color for 15 years before retiring. Pat is now a member St. Matthew in Franklin.

Elizabeth Woodliff, originally from Yazoo City, MS, found her purpose in Nashville, where she has resided for six years. With a background in internal accounting, Elizabeth transitioned into the non-profit sector, where she is developing her skills as a real estate developer. Her personal connection to the cause, driven by her sister who has special needs, fuels her dedication to Springboard Landings' mission. As the Director of Operations at Springboard Landings, Inc, Elizabeth has honed her skills in large-scale project management, coordinating internal teams and partners to develop the organization's flagship building. She works with all invested parties to pursue capital sources, navigate the design process, and build the administrative systems needed to run an organization.

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Our Mission

Living our Catholic faith through fellowship and service


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 young women attending the three Catholic high schools in Nashville. For many years, we have raised funds through our only major event Pearls of Wisdom.

To provide opportunities for Catholic women to engage in fellowship through stimulating programs and meaningful service.


To connect, support and encourage Catholic women to live their faith.


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