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Nashville attorney Anne Lowry Russell was inducted into the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame as a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Russell was honored on 14th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The annual Hall of Fame luncheon, which will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel, raises funds to strengthen the city’s public schools and inspires continued progress through the community leaders it honors. Hall of Fame honorees were selected from nearly 100 community nominations.

Russell is a prominent attorney with Adams and Reese LLP. She is a litigator, mediator, professor of law, mentor and community advocate. An active member of the community, she has dedicated her time and talent to serve numerous organizations such as the United Way, Nashville Symphony, Cheekwood, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Tennessee Judicial Council, Andrew Jackson Foundation and others.

Russell has been named Distinguished Alumni of the Nashville School of Law, named a Woman of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal, received the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Award, received the Leadership Award from the Nashville Bar, achieved Master of the Bench for the American Inns of Court, named a Fellow of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar, received the “Attorney for Justice Award” presented by the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, named Teacher of the Year at Nashville School of Law, named Fundraising Volunteer of the Year, received the Symphony 2000 Leadership Award, received appointments by three governors, received Greater Nashville 100’s Community Leadership Award and others that have recognized her achievements in law and community work.

Russell is a founding director of Cumberland Trust Co, a Trustee of Belmont University and a National Trustee of the National Symphony Orchestra. She chaired the Metro Nashville United Way Campaign, 25th Tennessee Waltz and other successful community events. Russell also founded the Stradivarius Society and the Virtuoso Society for the Nashville Symphony and co-founded the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center for the Nashville Bar. She has coached winning girls’ teams in softball and Mock Trial. She is the author of Career & Conflict Life Choices for Women.

About the Nashville Public Education Foundation
The Nashville Public Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to pulling together the vast intellectual, creative and financial resources of the Nashville community to create a shared vision of the city’s education system and provide the needed targeted resources to make it a reality. More information is available at