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45th Legacy Gala to Honor David '66 and Linda Bohan

45th Legacy Gala to Honor David '66 and Linda Bohan

We are thrilled to announce that David '66 and Linda Bohan will be honored for their work and service to Father Ryan, their commitment to Nashville, and their family’s longstanding support of Catholic education at the school’s 45th Annual Legacy Gala in January!

David Bohan is the retired chairman of Bohan, an independent, full-service advertising agency in Nashville which he founded in 1990, and which is one of the largest independent agencies in the state.  He and his wife, Linda, have been donors and supporters of Catholic education initiatives in the area for more than 45 years.

A 1966 graduate of Father Ryan, David is one of four brothers who graduated from the school, and he and Linda have seven nieces and nephews who are also graduates. The Bohans began donating to the school’s Annual Fund when it was established in 1978 and have a 44-year consecutive giving record, the longest in school history. That record is shared with Gene '45 and Lucy Pentecost and Cindy and Jim '67 Hofstetter. In addition, they have funded scholarships for the Nashville Advertising Federation, Father Ryan High School, and the University of Tennessee – College of Communications and Information. 

“We speak frequently about the spirit of philanthropy and the ability we all have to change lives by supporting Catholic education,” Davis said in announcing the news. “Linda and David have expressed this throughout their lives, with generous financial support and ongoing counsel and leadership that have made Father Ryan better for all in our campus community. From David serving as board chair at an important time in our school’s history to his and Linda’s presence at events and gatherings to further Father Ryan’s excellence, they have always made a difference for our students.  We are grateful for the opportunity to honor them at the 2024 Legacy Gala.”

The Legacy Gala is an annual event that honors individuals from the school’s 99-year history who have significantly impacted Father Ryan and the community. This year’s event will take place on January 27, 2024, at the Music City Center. Visit our website to learn more about the event details and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities.

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