About NextUP

NextUP - Martha O’Bryan Center Ambassadors is a service-focused Nashville professionals group devoted to awareness, fundraising, and volunteering for the Martha O'Bryan Center.

NextUP is made up of 18 young to mid-career professionals who host two events per year for Martha O'Bryan Center: Open Hearts to raise awareness and Throwdown to raise unrestricted funds. In addition to an annual service project, they volunteer their time as needs arise at Martha O’Bryan Center. We are making a direct impact in our Nashville community. Learn more about this year’s team of NextUP Ambassadors here


YP Connect - January 18, 2018

The Nashville Chamber and YP group hosts this networking event each year. Come learn more about NextUP Martha O’Bryan Center Ambassadors and how you can get involved with our team or learn more about the Martha O’Bryan Center. It’s a fun event where we enjoy meeting young professionals who are interested in serving their community and making a positive impact on poverty in Nashville. Learn more here.


Open Hearts - February 13, 2018
2018 Awareness Event - REGISTER HERE

Looking to learn more about Martha O’Bryan Center and how you can serve as a Nashville Professional? Open Hearts is a Progressive Tour of the facility where you will meet the people who are on the front lines of serving with the Center. While doing so, you will have plenty of food, local beer, and wine to keep everything moving. Each stop on the tour will have opportunities for you to volunteer and support the efforts. Even those who have attended in the past will learn something as we have different programs represented each year. Registration will open January 2018.


Throwdown - June 14, 2018
2018 Fundraising Event

NextUP challenges chefs making an impact in the Nashville food industry, to a head-to-head a cooking competition, benefiting the Martha O’Bryan Center. The challenge is our chefs must create a restaurant-quality affordable meal from ingredients typically found in food deserts. Unique from other food events, chefs will cook against a clock and present their meals to the judges - LIVE! Guests will enjoy a generous sample from each team, no crowds or waiting in line, and front row access to the action. For every $1 raised, $24 is invested back into Martha O’Bryan Center’s programs. Contact us below if you are interested in hosting a table at this year's event.


TennSpeed Ride - October 28, 2017
2017 Service Project

NextUP is volunteering as a rest stop crew at first annual TennSpeed Ride and several of our Ambassadors are riding on a team. Learn more about TennSpeed Ride here. Support our team, NextUP Chain Reaction, here. You can donate through the end of 2017.



We host several happy hours throughout the year, which are a great excuse to leave the office a bit early, and come learn more about the Martha O’Bryan Center and how you can serve. Learn more by signing up for our emails!


How To Get Involved: 

  1. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on our events.
  2. Sign up here to receive emails about upcoming events or service opportunities.
  3. Want to join our team? Applications open each summer. Contact us below for more information.
  4. Feeling Generous? We gladly accept donations to fund programs, events, and other MOBC needs.

Contact Us: 

Email our team here!