Franklin's Westhaven Foundation concert results in $38,471 donation to Vanderbilt's children's hospital

The Westhaven Foundation presented on Jan. 12 a check for $38,471 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund pediatric cancer research. From left, attendees at the Jan. 12 presentation are Larry Yarborough and Ellie Bouvier, Westhaven Foundation board members; Doug Stacey, Concert 4 the Cure Founder; Dana Hardy, Shari Lacy and Matt Magallanes, foundation board members; Vick White, Concert 4 The Cure volunteer; Linda Pflaum, executive director at  the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development Office; Brian Cunningham, Concert 4 The Cure volunteer; and Katie Britt, director of The Westhaven Foundation. (Courtesy-The Westhaven Foundation)
The Westhaven Foundation presented on Jan. 12 a check for $38,471 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund pediatric cancer research. From left, attendees at the Jan. 12 presentation are Larry Yarborough and Ellie Bouvier, Westhaven Foundation board members; Doug Stacey, Concert 4 the Cure Founder; Dana Hardy, Shari Lacy and Matt Magallanes, foundation board members; Vick White, Concert 4 The Cure volunteer; Linda Pflaum, executive director at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development Office; Brian Cunningham, Concert 4 The Cure volunteer; and Katie Britt, director of The Westhaven Foundation. (Courtesy-The Westhaven Foundation)

The Westhaven Foundation presented on Jan. 12 a check for $38,471 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund pediatric cancer research. From left, attendees at the Jan. 12 presentation are Larry Yarborough and Ellie Bouvier, Westhaven Foundation board members; Doug Stacey, Concert 4 the Cure Founder; Dana Hardy, Shari Lacy and Matt Magallanes, foundation board members; Vick White, Concert 4 The Cure volunteer; Linda Pflaum, executive director at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development Office; Brian Cunningham, Concert 4 The Cure volunteer; and Katie Britt, director of The Westhaven Foundation. (Courtesy-The Westhaven Foundation)

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The Westhaven Foundation presented on Jan. 12 a check for $38,471 to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt to fund pediatric cancer research. In this picture is a contributed photo of a live performance at the 15th Annual Concert 4 The Cure held at the Westhaven Residents' Club, which raised the proceeds. (Courtesy-Westhaven Foundation)
The Westhaven Foundation presented a check Jan. 12 for $38,471 to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from the proceeds of the foundation's 15th Annual Concert 4 The Cure, an event supporting the pediatric hospital’s cancer research.

The Westhaven Foundation is the philanthropic organization run by residents of the Southern Land Company’s Westhaven community in Franklin.

The 15th annual concert took place Sept. 21 on the Great Lawn at Westhaven Residents’ Club and featured headlining band Resurrection as well as Eaglemaniacs, and Vic and the Spoils. The event was sponsored by Southern Land Company, Fidelity Investments, LSI, Johnston & Associates, DCR, Kelly Dougherty of Village Realty and others, according to a release from Southern Land Company.

The donation will fund research to identify novel ways of curing pediatric cancer and efforts to tailor treatments to individual pediatric patients in an optimal fashion, said Dr. Debra Friedman, the E. Bronson Ingram chair of pediatric oncology at the hospital, in a statement.

“For more than 15 years, The Westhaven Foundation and community have generously supported pediatric cancer efforts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, helping make a difference for countless young patients with cancer and their families ...,” a statement from Friedman said.


The initial concert dates to 2005 and was originated by Westhaven resident Doug Stacey and his siblings in honor of their mother who died of cancer in the early 2000s. Over 15 years, the concert has raised a total of $777,000 for pediatric cancer research, according to the Southern Land Company.

The Jan. 12 check presentation was made by Matt Magallanes, immediate past president of the Westhaven Foundation, to Linde Pflaum, the executive director at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Development office.

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a nonprofit organization, is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospital, having been named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 15 consecutive years by "U.S. News & World Report" and ranked the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Tennessee. For more information visit here.

The Westhaven Foundation is an officially registered nonprofit of the Southern Land Company that supports the community through financial donations and volunteer efforts. Since its inception, foundation donations total more than $1 million focused on pediatric cancer research, public educational programs, college scholarships and promoting the arts and lifelong learning.

Westhaven is a Southern Land Company master-planned community in Franklin, known for its “thoughtful design and rich collection of amenities and activities,” according to the Southern Land Company. The development completed The Westhaven Town Center in 2021, which houses more than 40 businesses and includes a lakeside park.
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