Speaker Date Topic
Tom Carr Jun 09, 2023
Community Grants
Richard Casper, Founder Jun 16, 2023

Richard Casper is a Marine Corps Veteran, Purple Heart recipient, Artist, Entrepreneur, and a songwriter with over 70 placements in film and TV. He is the co-founder of CreatiVets, a non-profit that empowers wounded veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries to heal through art and music. 

Richard was named a CNN Hero in 2022 and one of TIME magazine's Next Generation Leaders in 2017. He is the feature of TIME’s documentary Evidence of Things Unseen, where he was recognized by President George W. Bush for his life changing work with veterans. In 2018 he was one of thirty-three scholars chosen to be in the Bush Institutes inaugural Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.


Richard served in the USMC from 2003-2007. During the first portion of his enlistment, Casper served as Presidential Guard at Camp David. Later in 2006-2007 during his tour in Iraq, Richard survived four IED blasts which left him with a left-traumatic brain injury and witnessed the death of his friend which caused his post traumatic stress. After nearly giving up, he discovered art and song-writing as therapeutic forms of expression, and went on to attend and graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he got the idea for CreatiVets. 


Richard has taught art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Virginia Commonwealth University, Belmont University, and the University of Southern California. He is a keynote speaker, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He resides in Nashville TN with his wife Ashley and son Barrett

Michael Oher Jun 23, 2023
Former NFL Player and Author
No Meeting Jun 30, 2023
Installation Dinner on June 29
NO Meeting, 4th of July Jul 07, 2023
Stuart Tutler Jul 14, 2023
Pat Ryan Jul 21, 2023
World Affairs
Jonathan Skrmetti, Attorney General TN Jul 28, 2023
Legal Affairs for the state of TN
Dean William Koch Aug 04, 2023
Early Ouster of Gov. Ray Blanton