Big Brothers Big Sisters presents inaugural Servant Leader award

Melissa Hudson-Gant, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tenn. presents former chief executive Carlyle Carroll with the inaugural Servant Leader Award for the regional organization. (courtesy photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee honored their former chief executive Carlyle Carroll at the mentoring organization’s annual Breakfast event held recently at Music City Center.

More than 1,300 attendees came together for the hour presentation of testimonials about the impact of mentoring themed ‘Helping Young People Grow.’

During Carroll’s tenure as CEO, agency fundraising grew from $2.1 to $2.8 million in just five years. He additionally has served as a volunteer mentor to three young boys through the program having both involved in both the community-based program as well as school-based mentoring.

“Carlyle Carroll’s leadership has been a gift to the young people we serve. He led with his heart and believes deeply in the power of mentoring. We are honored to recognize his contributions and the enduring relationships of our Bigs and Littles are his legacy,” said Melissa Hudson-Gant, current CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

“It is one of the great honors of my life to both be a Big Brother and to have worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee,” said Carroll. “I am humbled by this award that I consider to also be honoring the many outstanding mentors who helped affect my life as well.”