I am writing to you today about a wonderful organization on MTSU Campus called the Future Society. The Future Society was founded in 2005 by two college students, Nathan McDougal and Terrance Bell. The organization has now grown to approximately 37 members, all college students, under the age of 22, from all different majors dedicated to “ the growth and development of the community”. They work hard on informing the public regarding social issues and helping those in need. The group is constantly looking for social injustices to confront.
The Future Society is and has been involved in many different causes from elderly, youth at risk, hunger, and domestic violence. They participate yearly in Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat.
SAVE was very excited when Future Society President Porsche Stanley contacted this agency and stated the organization wanted to sponsor SAVE for the year. A food drive/fund raiser was held with a very large amount of can goods and $100.00 being donated to SAVE. The food was given to numerous needy families served by this agency within the Cannon County area. The money was used for the daily operational needs of SAVE. The Future Society also held a Easter Egg Hunt for the children within our program. The MTSU students provided all the eggs, games, prizes and labor for the event. A wonderful time was had by all.
The most recent event, “SAVE the Night” was held on Friday, April 16th at MTSU. The event was held to obtain much needed funds for this agency. Domestic Violence is an ever growing problem in Cannon County. Without SAVE, victims would have to seek services outside the county. The Event was a huge success. I was very impressed by the professional and elegant display of the decor of the hall where the event was held. The evening was very well planned from the entertainment, speakers and the delicious dinner. The time and effort put forth by the group was apparent. The amount raised has not been tallied at this time, the members are still collecting donations and encouraging others to donate to the SAVE program.
It amazes me the dedication, compassion and commitment this group of young adults have toward the community. Their at a stage in their lives when most are thinking about their own lives and their future. The Future Society Members are a group of young adults who truly know the meaning of charity and they strive to meet the needs of others. Could you imagine what could be accomplished if everyone followed their example.
I would like to say thank you to everyone at the Future Society. We here at SAVE appreciate, more than words can say, your commitment and dedication to this agency and our fight against domestic violence. May your lights always shine bright.
To contact someone regarding this wonderful organization, please call Porsche Stanley at 901-691-1198.
Future Society Officers
President: Porsche Stanley
Vice President: Britaine' Bell
Treasurer: DeAndre Reese
Public Relations: Brittany Taylor
Sergeant At Arms: LaTarsha Bailey
Secretary: Ka'Darra Mckissick