Phyllis Gall Award

The Phyllis Gall Grandparent Award to recognizes outstanding service to the Down syndrome community.  A tremendous supporter of DSAMT, Phyllis was grandmother of Ron Talbott and mother of our executive director, Alecia Talbott.  Sadly, we lost Phyllis in 2014 after a very long, hard-fought battle with cancer.  However, she continues to give back to our organization everyday through "Phyllis' Angel Babies Program," an initiative of the Music City Quilt Guild, of which Phyllis was a long-standing member.   Through this program, guild members make beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand-made quilts for DSAMT.  The quilts are given as part of the Celebration Bag to welcome families with newborns into our community throughout the state.

2021 Recipient - Mr. Donnie Mingus

Donnie Mingus is Maverick’s "PawPaw". He is the President & Owner of Team Construction the leader and premier contractor in the Southeast region within the gas industry. Mr. Mingus and Team Construction has supported not only DSAMT but many Middle TN organizations that have programs for individuals with Down syndrome. Thank you Mr. Mingus!


Past Recipients:

2020 Margaret Ann Williams
2019 Sam Whitson
2017/2018 Frank Boehm
2016 David Zimmerman
2015 Betty Brooks
2014 Mark Copeland

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