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Meet Courtney Koctar

This month, the ReImagine Nashville member we are highlighting is Courtney Koctar! She is a part of the original ReImagine Nashville founding crew! We are excited for you to learn more about her!

Why did you originally join ReImagine Nashville?

Living in the area we live in can sometimes feel really challenging and lonely when you hold beliefs and values like justice, inclusion, and equity. When ReImagine Nashville was pitched to me I thought, “maybe this is how I stay here.” It feels like really important work.

How has being a part of the ReImagine Nashville Giving Community encouraged you?

It has helped me feel less alone. I’m so encouraged by this community and our collective belief that we can be a part of creating the kind of place we want to live in. I feel hopeful.

What does it mean to you to be committed to creating a community that is equitable, just, and inclusive?

I want to live in a community that is welcoming and safe for all people. We’ve seen so much hate, fear, and unkindness over the last several years. I want those people to not have the final word here.

What motivates you to contribute as part of a collective group, rather than solely as an individual?

It’s really powerful to belong to a group of people committed to the same thing. We all believe in our community. We all want to leave this place better than we found it. I can only do so much on my own, but together? Watch out.

What inspired you to focus your financial contributions towards supporting underrepresented communities in the Middle Tennessee area?

I believe liberation is for everyone. Until there’s a future here for all of us there’s no future here for any of us.

Share your experience!

If you or a ReImagine Nashville member you know is interested in being our Spotlight Member of the month, we would love to connect! Please note that Spotlight Members may be anonymous if this makes the person sharing more comfortable. It is important to us that we honor the privacy of those in our community. To get involved please email us at We appreciate you sharing your journeys with us!

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