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2021 Pearls of Wisdom Tickets

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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

Get your Tickets


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 are available now.


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 High School.


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. 

July Meeting Highlights

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Our NCBWL July 21st meeting was the largest assembly of women in a monthly meeting this year! Forty-seven women gathered at Coco’s Event Center led by President-elect Claudia Weber who filled in for Lynne Warne, who was on vacation. The much nicer, bigger venue allowed for a delightful fellowship for league members and guests and set the tone for an evening filled with laughter, wisdom and purpose.


Our July speaker Mary Margaret Lambert, speaker and author of the book “Life is Too Short to Wear Beige” captivated her audience with her amazing brand of humor and valuable insight on the topic “Too old for the Rockettes, too active for the rocking chair.” 


Check later for more photos on our Gallery.

What's New?


"First, I do not enjoy talking about myself. I let my actions speak for me and allow others to decide how they experience me. Those who feel they know me best have described me as creative, hardworking, forth right, tenacious and loyal; one who faces life challenges with grace and courage.  I would agree."

Beverly Quinn is the owner and CEO of Tanzu Skincare.

TANZU is an all-natural handmade skincare line.

According to Beverly, her company's mission is to provide quality products and service and to give God the glory. 


Read more about Beverly Quinn and other league members featured on Member Spotlight.

Why join NCBWL?
Check out what our new members have to say!

"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." 


"So excited to be a new member of the NCBWL. What a welcoming group of women -- so nice to have the common thread of our Catholic faith, our business prowess and desire to serve as our foundation. Truly looking forward to getting to know everyone better and helping as I can."   


"I truly have enjoyed meeting and getting to know some of the talented and illustrious women of NCBWL! I say ‘some’ because I have only been to two meetings so far but both experiences were absolutely wonderful - the ladies are so friendly and the speakers have been very engaging and compelling."


Visit our Photo Gallery for more great pictures from the past meetings and events.

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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.


Our Mission

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.