2024 Forgiveness Gala

To commemorate Dismas House’s 50th anniversary this year, our signature annual event, traditionally held as a luncheon, will be transformed into an elegant evening gala. The Forgiveness Gala, taking place on September 21 from 6-10 PM, will be an event unlike any year prior. Held at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, guests will enjoy an evening of celebration while raising vital funds to support Dismas House’s mission and holistic reentry services. The Forgiveness Gala promises to be an unforgettable evening, honoring the legacy of Dismas House and the changemakers who have been instrumental in shaping our 50-year legacy. Stay tuned for additional details coming soon.

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Please contact Jessica Guzman, Vice President of Development to learn more at jguzman@dismas.org or (615) 260-6802.



2023 Event

Dismas House’s 2023 Forgiveness Luncheon took place on Tuesday, October 3rd. The signature annual event provides the community an opportunity to celebrate second chances and financially support the organization’s mission. Set in the luxurious Renaissance Nashville Hotel, table hosts and their guests heard from Keynote Speaker, Louis L. Reed, and former Dismas House residents, while enjoying a plated meal. 


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