Throughout her career in the real estate industry, Michele Trueba has remained firmly dedicated to community service and philanthropy:
The Community Resource Center
Trueba is frequent contributor to The Community Resource Center in Nashville, which provides household merchandise such as personal hygiene supplies, bedding, and furniture to families in need. With an event called Oyster Easter, CRC works to raise public awareness about The Community Resource Center and the GOAL CRC has to help non-profit needs and promote the donation of in-kind goods and volunteer resources to meet those needs. Always held the day before Easter, Oyster Easter was founded by a group of Vanderbilt University students the day before Easter back in 1962 as a way to celebrate Spring. Since 1990, Oyster Easter been the primary fundraiser for the Community Resource Center, a virtual “lifeline” for 80 Middle Tennessee non-profit organizations.
Nashville Downtown Partnership
Michele Trueba serves and has served on the Development Committee, Business, Residential and Retail Committees of The Nashville Downtown Partnership, since 2001.
Michele Trueba is honored to serve on the the Board of Directors of The DISTRICT Nashville, These individuals represent the eclectic group of downtown property owners, proprietors, merchants, residents, and professionals who bring unbridled enthusiasm and unique expertise to the issues and initiatives of the DISTRICT – Historic Heartbeat of Music City within the three areas the DISTRICT contains: Broadway, Second Avenue, Printer’s Alley
History of the DISTRICT
• The Historic Riverfront Association in the mid-1980s was the foundation of the DISTRICT
• With MDHA Seed money, the Metro Historic Commission helped to initiate the new organization
• By the late 1980s the DISTRICT 501c(3) non-profit was formed as a collaboration between Historic Nashville, Inc and the Historic Riverfront Association
• In the mid 1990s the DISTRICT teamed as a subsidiary with the newly formed Nashville Downtown Partnership
• By 2000 the DISTRICT program stepped out once more on its own as an independent, self-sufficient and successful non-profit
• Organizationally, it has always been respected as a collaborative force between businesses, property owners, preservationists, residents, and govt. agencies
The DISTRICT is a private 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to economic and community revitalization of three historic districts and their contiguous areas in downtown Nashville; Broadway, 2nd Avenue/Riverfront, and Printer’s Alley, collectively known as The DISTRICT. Its programs seek to foster and stimulate growth of a district identity, community spirit, civic pride, and unity while promoting the people in the area and to further retain downtown Nashville’s historic character.
Urban Residents Association
Michele Trueba formed the Nashville Urban Residents Association, in 2003, The Nashville’s Urban Residents Association (URA), a membership-driven community organization that was established to “encourage civic involvement, stimulate local commerce, and promote Downtown as a neighborhood for social interaction.”
The idea for the URA was formulated after attending sessions offered by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Resource Center with the intention of becoming eligible for grants. The URA then became involved with the Nashville Downtown Partnership and Metro Departments to formulate and implement projects and solutions in the Downtown Nashville area.
Police Athletic League
Michele Trueba is an active supporter of the Police Athletic League, PAL which strives to foster and maintain positive relationships between the youth of the Greater Nashville area and members of the Metro Nashville Police department.
Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to put that word into action and recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.
NPD is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world. Here in Nashville hundreds join each year in the National Philanthropy Day celebration.