The Bridge Builders Luncheon will be the premier, annual fundraiser for Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Creating a relaxing moment in the typically busy day of our guests, this event will offer a time to unwind and enjoy entertainment offered by Wink Smith, access to a beautiful galleries at the Frist Art Museum, a lovely plated lunch by Bacon & Caviar, and to learn more about the important work being done at Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Frist Art Museum



Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last ten years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for The Bridge Builders Luncheon , please visit Sponsor Opportunities 

or contact Mimi Fondren at for complete sponsorship package. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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