Meharry’s 2014 Circle of Friends Recognition Gala

More than 300 people attended Meharry Medical College’s 18th annual Circle of Friends Recognition Gala, a donor recognition event for Meharry's key supporters, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

This year’s event, guided by the theme, “With Gratitude,” was dedicated to the late Rabbi Randall M. Falk, Meharry Medical College Circle of Friends founding member and Board of Trustees Emeritus.

Schiftan delivers invocation

Dr. Mark Schiftan, senior rabbi, The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom, delivers the invocation.

Stringer, the Croslins and Berberich

Pete Stringer, First Tennessee Bank; Dale and Carol Crosslin, Crosslin & Associates and Ken Berberich, First Tennessee Bank

Dr. Royal and the Cohns

Frank S. Royal Sr., M.D. ’68, chairman of Meharry’s Board of Trustees and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cohn

Foster, the McClures, Lima and Villalta

Henry W. Foster, M.D., former acting president of Meharry Medical College; Stephanie C. McClure, M.D., FACP, executive vice dean for student and academic affairs, School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College; Mr. Jack McClure; Maria F. Lima, Ph.D., dean, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Meharry Medical College and Fernando Villalta, Ph.D., chairman and professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Meharry Medical College

James Williams

Mr. James E. Williams, member of the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College, gives closing remarks at the end of the gala.