“If you aspire to be a leader, sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone and commit to something with your time, talent and treasure.”
2021 Tocqueville Society co-chair Nelson Andrews moved to Nashville in 1979 with his family. He left the city briefly as a young adult—just long enough to realize that he didn’t fairly appreciate it as a high school student, he says. In 1998, he and his wife Trish opened Land Rover Nashville and then Jaguar Nashville in 2014. His friend and mentor Bill Cochran, a longtime United Way and Tocqueville Society supporter, talked to him about the importance of leadership giving. Bill encouraged him to find something he loved and commit to it with his time, talent and treasure. For Nelson, that’s United Way of Greater Nashville.

“We’ve run United Way campaigns at Andrews Cadillac since the early days. As I’ve learned about United Way’s process, I realize how good they are at getting the resources to have the most impact. If you believe in something, you commit to it and the rest takes care of itself. United Way is an outstanding combination of head and heart.”

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