About Us

Elmer and Anna Hill, Founders

The Founders

In 2013, shortly after moving to Nolensville, TN, we were devastated to learn that Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer. As word spread about Anna’s diagnosis, we started receiving an outpouring of assistance from friends, family, neighbors and strangers. We were overwhelmed at all of the generosity we received. With the outpouring of assistance, we wanted to figure out a way to pay it forward.

Art From the Heart began with a Facebook post of a painting of a cardinal. Besides being Elmer’s favorite bird, in myth and traditions, cardinals mean good health, happy relationships, monogamy, and protection. The painting of this cardinal sparked the idea of having an event where artists could provide their original pieces for a silent auction. The money raised from this event could help others dealing with this terrible disease. With the creation of Art From the Heart, we have been able to assist others with food, house cleaning, lawn services and transportation to and from treatments. We feel that by assisting those in a similar situation, we could allow them to focus on their fight. Our “Art From the Heart” event has continued to grow through the support and generosity of donors, artists and community.

The Board

Officers:

  Chairperson

  Vice-Chairperson

  Treasurer

  Secretary

Anna Hill

Francine Gehring

Jeff Rae

Robert Valentine

Other Board Members:

    Luke Bottoroff                    

    Debbie Earnest

    Tracy Harr

    Shannon Helfenberger

    Chad Hilburn

    Elmer Hill

  Katie Horne

  Tasha Palmersheim

  Debra Rae

  Mary Ann Walthers

  Beth Valentine

  Rob Valentine

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