Breakfast of Champions

Cumberland Heights’ 2021 Breakfast of Champions will benefit our 67-acre treatment center for teen boys, ARCH Academy. Nestled in the woods near hiking trails and the Harpeth River just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, the new campus, which opened its doors in April 2020, provides the ideal setting for recovery. The program is designed for teen boys ages 14-18, and builds upon Cumberland Heights’ male adolescent program that has existed since 1985. ARCH Academy operates a fully accredited private high school with grades 8-12 and includes credit recovery options and follow up academic placement. Our residents have a primary substance abuse diagnosis and often have a co-occurring diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma or grief. ARCH Academy programming is designed to meet the needs of all patients.

ARCH Academy Virtual Tour

By supporting Breakfast of Champions, you are supporting recovery for young men battling substance use disorder. You are helping Cumberland Heights keep the ARCH Academy campus a healing place for teens to find recovery, academics and adventure.

About Coach Tim Corbin

Vanderbilt Commodores head baseball coach, Tim Corbin will be the keynote speaker for the event. Since becoming the coach of Vanderbilt in 2003, Corbin has turned the Commodores into a national power, leading Vanderbilt to two national championships- one in 2014 and the other in 2019. Over the last eight seasons, the team has secured four trips to the College World Series finals while running their streak to 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament berths- the longest active streak in the Southeastern Conference. In January, 2020, Corbin was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Duke Kennedy Award Winner

We are pleased to honor Frank Wade with the 2021 Duke Kennedy Award for his contributions to Cumberland Heights and the recovery community. The late Duke Kennedy was a wonderful friend to both Cumberland Heights and those struggling with substance use disorder. He worked tirelessly for over 15 years to raise money for patient scholarships with the goal of making sure, regardless of financial status, that those who needed help for substance use disorder received treatment.

Frank Wade has been on the Cumberland Heights Board of Directors for 27 years, and involved with the organization for even longer. CEO Jay Crosson says, “Frank is always willing to make a call to a friend or even a stranger to talk about donation opportunities for Cumberland Heights, just like Duke often did in retirement. As a board member, he is very supportive of the staff and leadership team, often sending thank you notes or notes of encouragement. When we proposed the ARCH Academy campus, Frank embraced the vision and wholeheartedly endorsed the campaign, calling it ‘the legacy’ of the current board.  As a person, he is one of the kindest I have ever met. Always a gentleman with a giving and grateful spirit.”

Chief Development Officer Cindy Patterson says, “Frank firmly believes in Cumberland Heights’ life-saving mission and work and is very deserving of this special award. He is a Development Officer’s dream come true. Though he retired from a successful career over a year ago, Frank didn’t skip a beat in continuing to go to work every day. Now, he works as a full-time volunteer for Cumberland Heights. He has servant’s heart. Frank is energetic, encouraging and always ready to help with anything from fundraising strategies to filling event tables and making sponsorship phone calls. Frank always says that fundraising for Cumberland Heights is easy because the mission is so important. Congratulations, Frank and thank you for all you do to help Cumberland Heights transform lives.”

Board member Rob Crichton says, “The aspect of Frank’s character which manifests itself is his energetic participation and willingness. I love working with Frank because he is the consummate team player and because he is humble. He will do anything that is asked of him large or small with equal enthusiasm.”

Other friends who have worked with Frank in Cumberland Heights’ mission call him a kind and faithful man devoted to the service of others. Congratulations Frank, on a well-deserved award. You are a tremendous inspiration and Cumberland Heights is grateful for the help and encouragement you bring to the entire team.

Frank Wade

Photo Gallery

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19. we were not able to gather in person last year for our Breakfast of Champions event, but we had a wonderful turnout the year before featuring speaker, Bill Battle. Here are some highlights from 2019’s fundraiser.


A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Cumberland Heights is grateful to all the Sponsors and Patrons who support the Breakfast for Champions.

Home Run Hitter

Ann and Frank Bumstead


Julia Ann Hawkins

Triple Play

Double Play

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Equitable Trust

Neal & Harwell

Fridrich & Clark Realty

The Strategy Group & Baylor Company

Regions Bank

Why is it so meaningful to give to Cumberland Heights?

Your gift to Cumberland Heights through our annual and capital initiates gives immediate support to patients and their families. To make a longer term impact a gift to the endowment fund will provide patient assistance funding for years to come.