About Us

It is a great honor and a significant responsibility to carry on the charitable work of Dan and Margaret Maddox. They were a very important part of the Middle Tennessee community before their untimely deaths, in a 1998 boating accident. Dan and Margaret continue to be a very important part of this community through their ongoing charitable efforts.

More information about our organization can be found on our GuideStar profile: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/23-7017790

Board of Directors

  • Jacky Akbari (Secretary)
  • David Anderson
  • Sallie Bailey (Vice Chair)
  • Greg Burns
  • Lauren Brisky
  • David Esquivel 
  • Forrest Harris
  • Will Martin 
  • Hasina Mohyuddin
  • Mac Pirkle
  • Molly Sehring
  • Kay Simmons 
  • Jamie Sochovka (Treasurer)
  • Lisa Wiltshire
  • Brenda Wynn  (Chair)

We have 3-year board terms and board members are limited to two terms.  There are 4 board meetings each year and we had a 79% board attendance rate in 2017.  Of our 15 member board, 53% identify as women and 33% identify as people of color.


The Rev. Mary K. "Kaki" Friskics-Warren, Executive Director
Joseph Gutierrez, Program Associate
We are happy to talk to you about the Maddox Charitable Fund.  Feel free to call the office at 615-385-1006 or email Joseph to schedule a meeting.  An extensive Frequently Asked Questions document is also available.

Whistleblower Hotline

The Maddox Charitable Fund is committed to the highest possible standards of ethical and business conduct. Integrity and  trust are a priority for our employees, board members, consultants, volunteers, applicants and grantees. 

The Maddox Charitable Fund has established a confidential Whistleblower Hotline with Lighthouse Services, Inc. for the specific purpose of reporting fraud and unlawful activities as well as unethical or improper behavior. The Maddox Charitable Fund's Whistleblower Policy outlines our process for receiving and investigating reports.


The Whistleblower procedure is intended to be used for serious, unethical or illegal conduct which can be reported in any of the following ways.