Established in 2015

Author Bill Carey has written much about Nashville and Tennessee history. In a 2001 Nashville Scene article, he wrote “of all of Nashville’s industrial companies, none were as ubiquitous and as important as the Nashville Bridge Co., a business started over a century ago by a man named Arthur J. Dyer. When you look at the history of Nashville’s business community, there are only a handful of people who had a real impact on this city. Dyer was one of those.” He established a private foundation in 1953. Mr. Dyer’s descendants made a final distribution from this Foundation to The Community Foundation in 2015. This Fund is our effort to preserve not only the charitable legacy of Mr. Dyer, but his importance in our community’s history.