The McClurkan Award is presented to those whose lives and service reflect Trevecca's values but who did not graduate from the University

Charles Finchum Jr.

A long-time Nashville resident, Charlie Finchum was educated at East Nashville High School and Middle Tennessee State University. For the past 35 years, he has served with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, including 20 as the organization’s president and CEO. He previously served as the program executive and facility director of the Nashville Salvation Army Area Command for nine-and-a-half years. Finchum and his wife, Carolyn, have been married for 53 years and have two children and three grandchildren.

Memberships and Honors

Finchum is a member of the Nashville Downtown Rotary Club, the Nashville Sertoma Club and the Woodbine Jaycees. In 2012, Finchum was named the recipient of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee Sydney F. Keeble Jr. Distinguished Service Award and inducted into the Tennessee Boys and Girls Clubs’ Hall of Fame. e Boys & Girls Clubs of America previously honored Finchum as the Southeast Regional Professional of the Year in 1993.