Bench and Bar United Society


The Bench and Bar United Society provides an opportunity for our legal community to support our local United Way. Our efforts to better Rutherford and Cannon County communities include our big vision, Bold Goals 2030 initiative, which outlines a ten-year plan for addressing mental health and substance abuse, early childhood success efforts, obesity prevention, housing affordability, and access to basic needs. 
The success of our local United Way is critical to the future of our community. United Way’s unique value lies in its ability to identify issues, develop partnerships, implement solutions, and measure results. The support of our community translates directly to the success of United Way and its ability to fulfill its mission and vision.

We invite you to consider becoming a member of the Bench and Bar United Society, which involves a leadership-level gift of $1,000.   


Become a Member Today

Click here to download a Bench and Bar United Society pledge form. 


Founding Members  


Judge Don & Mrs. Rita Ash

Terry Fann | Waldron, Fann & Parsley

Hagan Law Group, PLLC

Roger & Karen Hudson

Scott Kimberly | The Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly

Jason King | Kious, Rodgers, Barger, Holder & King, PLLC

Susan McGannon

Matt & Ashley Stearns

J. Kasey “Tab” Talbott | Talbott Legal/Gateway Title Services, LLC

Sonya Wright | Smith-Wright Law, PLLC



For questions or to make a gift, please contact Kara Carpenter at or 615- 893-7303.