Franklin, TN – Ralph Drury, founder and CEO Emeritus of the Drury Group and community volunteer, has been named the 2018 Leadership Franklin Directors Award recipient.
Since arriving in Franklin in 1978, the Kentucky native and insurance professional has been active in the community. He is the founding member of Mercy Children’s Clinic, Franklin City Club, and The Hundred Club of Franklin. Drury is a member of the Williamson, Inc., and past board member of numerous organizations including the Downtown Franklin Association, Williamson Medical Foundation, and Heritage Foundation.
In 2001, Drury founded A Vintage Affair (AVA), a nonprofit organization that leverages boutique wine and spirits to raise funds for local charities in Williamson County which has raised more than $1.5 million for organizations benefiting causes relative to local women and children. In addition, AVA has contributed $600,000.00 to equip the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Williamson Medical Center and the new adjoining Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt since 2005.
Leadership Franklin is a non-profit organization that develops leadership and community engagement and furthers a vision for Franklin and Williamson County. More information can be found at www.leadershipfranklin.org.
In the attached photo are: Julian Bibb, Leadership Franklin Board Chair; Ralph Drury, Award Recipient; Caroline J. Cross, Leadership Franklin Founder; and Paula Harris, Leadership Franklin Executive Director.