Support Level

Gifts made from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

Gifts of more than $100,000

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Haugen, Richards Family Advised Fund +

Mr. and Mrs. J. Stephen Turner *

Gifts of $25,000 to $99,000


Bank of America Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Dierks Bentley, Miles and Music Foundation *

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation

Mrs. Kelly B. Blackstock, The Fruition Fund +


Comcast +

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee


Dollar General

The Dugas Family Foundation

ExpandED Schools, Inc.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frist, Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation *

Senator and Mrs. Joe Haynes *

The HCA Foundation

Ingram Content Group

Martha R. Ingram, Martha Rivers Ingram Advised Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ingram, John R. Ingram Advised Fund +

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority


Dr. and Mrs. Karl VanDevender

St. Thomas Health Services

Scarlett Family Foundation

SunTrust Foundation

The Nissan Foundation

Ms. Laura Anne Turner *


Vanderbilt University

Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

Bank of America

Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Banker *

Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund

Mrs. William Sherrard Cochran, Sr. *

Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund

Ms. Caroline A. Davis *

The Honorable Karl F. Dean and Ms. Delta Anne Davis *


Dr. and Mrs. Steven Eskind, The Steven and Laurie Eskind Family Foundation

Mrs. Irwin B. Eskind, Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ferguson, John and Carole Ferguson Fund +


Ms. Karyn McLaughlin Frist, Karyn McLaughlin Frist Fund +

Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery N. Haynes

HCA|TriStar Health

Mr. and Mrs. William P. Johnston *

Mrs. Nicole Kidman-Urban and Mr. Keith Urban

Mr. and Mrs. William B. King *


Kroger Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Lodge *

Mr. and Mrs. Walker C. Mathews, R.C. Mathews Contractor, LLC

Mrs. James R. Meadows, Jr., James R. Meadows, Jr. Foundation

Meharry Medical College

Nissan North America, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Paisley, Rechter Family Advised Fund * +

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.

Mrs. Walter M. Robinson, Jr. *

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart W. Speyer, Shirley and Stuart Speyer Family Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. Joe N. Steakley, The Steakley Family Fund *

SunTrust Bank

T.W. Frierson Contractor, Inc.

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999


Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Canon, Inc.

Belmont University

Best Buy Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Graepel, Better Life Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jack O. Bovender

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bovender *

Mr. and Mrs. Martin S. Brown, Jr. *

Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Bumstead *

Chautauqua Institution

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Crumbo


The Reverend Canon and Mrs. Fred Dettwiller, Dettwiller Foundation *

Diversified Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doolittle *

Dowdle Construction

Economic Club of Nashville

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Eskind, Jeffrey and Donna Eskind Family Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Frist

Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Gordon, The Gordon Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hagood *

Mr. and Mrs. JR Hand

Dr. and Mrs. J. Brevard Haynes *

Mr. and Mrs. John Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Overton T. Smith, The Henry Laird Smith Foundation *

Vice Chancellor George Hill and Ms. Cathy Flores

Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Holton


Joe C. Davis Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Victor S. Johnson III, Aladdin Industries Foundation, Inc. *

Lipscomb University

Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Lovett *

Mr. and Mrs. Ben May *

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Meacham

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Melkus, Melkus Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Mosley *

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLC

R.C. Mathews Contractor, LLC

Dr. Walter M. Robinson

Ms. Sandra Schatten, Sandra Schatten Foundation

Mrs. J. Ronald Scott *

Mr. and Mrs. Zulu Scott-Barnes, MSB Cockayne Fund, Inc. *

Mr. and Mrs. John Steele, Equitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Free

Ms. Trinity Ray

Dr. Jan van Eys

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Wahl *

The Willard R. and Frances J. Hendrix Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. Blair J. Wilson, Linde B. Wilson Charitable Fund *

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Wood *

Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999

Dr. and Mrs. Dave Alexander *

American Baptist College

Dr. and Mrs. Carl C. Awh *

Bank of Nashville

The Honorable Philip N. Bredesen and Ms. Andrea Conte *

Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Brewer

Mr. Scott C. Chambers, Scott C. Chambers Fund * +

Dr. and Mrs. Andre L. Churchwell

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Clay, Jr., Anne Campbell Clay Advised Fund * +

Dr. and Mrs. James F. Conrad *

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Cook, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. John N. P. Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cruickshanks, Jr. *

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Cudd

Mr. and Mrs. Townes Duncan *

Mr. and Mrs. John Steele, Equitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Ezell *

First Tennessee Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Fleming *

Mr. and Mrs. David B. Fox, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith D. Frazier *

Mr. and Mrs. Jan Freitag

Dr. and Mrs. John Greer

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hindle

Mr. and Mrs. James G. Hughes *

Mr. and Mrs. Clay T. Jackson *

Mr. and Mrs. L. Owen Kelly

Mr. and Mrs. Brock Kidd, Corinne and H.D. Brockwell Kidd Family Fund +

Mrs. Jack W. Kuhn

Dr. Kristine LaLonde and Dr. Claudio Mosse *

Mr. Edward D. Lanquist *

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. McNeely *

Dr. and Mrs. Chris Mixon

Mr. Lee Molette

National Film Preservation Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Neuss *

Dr. and Mrs. Philip M. Pfeffer, The Pfeffer Foundation *

Ms. Joan K. Raskin *

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Rechter, Rechter Family Fund * +

Regions Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rick

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Satz *

Mrs. John Seigenthaler *

Mrs. Joan B. Shayne, Blum Family Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Shayne, Shayne Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sherrard III *

Mr. and Mrs. Keith B. Simmons *

Mr. and Mrs. W. Lucas Simons, Susan W. Simons and W. Lucas Simons, Jr. Philanthropic Advised Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Loring, Stitch-It & Co.

Drs. Rebecca and Michael Swan *

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Taylor

Tennessee Arts Commission

The Aspen Institute

Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Gordon, The Joel C. Gordon & Bernice W. Gordon Family Foundation

The Honorable Aleta Trauger and Mr. Byron Trauger *

Mr. and Mrs. James S. Turner, Jr. *

Ms. Katy Varney and Mr. Dave Goetz, Jr.

Elizabeth Colton Walls, The Colton Family Advised Fund * +

Mrs. Ted H. Welch, Conway-Welch Family Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams III

Gifts of $1,500 to $2,499

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Kirshner, Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation

Ms. Susan Adams Andrews *

Dr. and Mrs. Jeremy Bakker *

Baulch Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Baulch, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Baulch III, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Baulch *

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Beasley II *

Ms. Barbara Bell *

Ms. Miriam L. Bliss and Mr. Dwayne W. Barrett *

Dr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boehm, The Julie & Frank Boehm Charitable Fund

Mr. and Mrs. G. Gordon Bonnyman, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Braun *

Mr. Martin S. Brown

Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Brown *

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bryan III

Dr. Wyeth Burgess and Mr. Edward Burgess *

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel S. Burrus *

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cammack, The Cammack Family Advised Fund * +

CapStar Bank

Caterpillar Foundation

Ms. Corey Chatis *

Dr. and Mrs. Eric M. Chazen

Mr. Carlisle R. Davis, Jr. *

Mr. and Mrs. William T. DeLay *

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Eason

Dr. Ruth Ross Edmonds *

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Eskind *

Mr. Richard Eskind, Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans

Ms. Sara Finley, Sara J. Finley Advised Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fisher *

Ms. Beth A. Fortune and Ms. Debbie Turner *

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist III *

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Gaittens *

Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Galante *

Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Goad, Jr., The Goad Family Foundation *

Mr. and Mrs. William Hawkins *

Mrs. Phyllis G. Heard

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ingram Henderson

The Honorable and Mrs. Douglas S. Henry, Jr.

Ms. Cathy Holland

Mr. and Mrs. David B. Ingram, Ingram Entertainment, Inc. *

Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Ivester *

Mr. Richard Eskind, The Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Johnson *

Mr. and Mrs. R. Milton Johnson, R. Milton and Denice Johnson Family Advised Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Kanaday, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Will D. Kendrick *

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Kirshner, Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation *

Ms. Leona M. Pratt and Mr. Neil B. Krugman *

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lasher *

Ms. Patricia Lasher *

Mr. Mark Magnuson and Mr. Steve Westfield *

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Majors, Devine-Majors Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Raymond S. Martin III *

Ms. Julia McCown *

Dr. Heather Fairbank and Mr. Rusty Miller *

Mr. and Mrs. Tyson Moore *

Ms. Diane D. Mosley *

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Nicely

Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Oates

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Oliver *

Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Papel

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parham

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Parkison

Parnassus Books, LLC

Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Pilkerton, Jr. *

Mr. and Mrs. Scott M. Portis, The Portis Family Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus A. Puryear IV *

Ms. Mary Raymond *

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Rick

Mr. and Mrs. Austin Robinson

Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Roos

Mr. and Mrs. Gray Sasser

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Satz *

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Searcy *

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Sewell *

Ms. Jacqueline Shrago

Mr. and Mrs. J. Claiborne Sifford, Dorothy and Clay Sifford Fund * +

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Smallwood *

Mr. and Mrs. Brandt Snedeker

SouthComm Communications, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. William T. Spitz *

Mr. and Mrs. John Stein *

Mrs. Howard L. Stringer

Dr. Stephanie Sweet

The Japan Foundation, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Kerr Tigrett

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel D. Viner *

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fall Wade, Jr., Horatio B. and Willie J. Buntin Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Warren *

Dr. Jonna Whitman and Mr. Douglas B. Whitman, The Whitman Family Charitable Fund *

Mr. Marcus Whitney *

Ms. Anna Durham Windrow

Mrs. Martin Zeitlin *

Chancellor Nick Zeppos and Ms. Lydia Howarth *

Gifts of $1,000 to $1,499

Drs. Vandana and Rick Abramson

Mr. and Mrs. David Bruce Amiot

Mrs. W. Irvin Berry

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen T. Braun

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bryant, The Bryant Family Foundation

Mrs. Iris W. Buhl, Buhl Family Advised Fund * +

Ms. Callie Khouri and Mr. T-Bone Burnett

Dr. Elizabeth Cato

Mrs. Joanne G. Cato

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weston Chapman

Mr. J. Chase Cole

Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. Cook III

The Honorable and Mrs. James H. S. Cooper

Ms. Michelle Cortright, The Cortright Family Charitable Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Courtney

Mr. Ricky Crook and Mrs. Kelly Crockett-Crook

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cummings, Cummings Family Charitable Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis

Ms. Deborah L. Dixon

Dr. Susan H. Edwards

Mr. David Esquivel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frist, Jr., Dorothy Cate and Thomas F. Frist Foundation

Drs. Cathy and Howard Fuchs

Vice Chancellor and Mrs. W. Anders Hall

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Harbison

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hardin

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Henley

Dr. Leslie Higgins and Mr. Charles Higgins

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Howard

Dr. and Mrs. Everette I. Howell, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis J. Hulings III

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Huskey

Mrs. Harold E. Jackson, Jr. *

Ms. Kathy Kelley

Dr. Catherine Thornburg and Mr. J. Clinton Lane

Drs. Amy and George Brandon Lynch

Mr. and Mrs. Robert C.H. Mathews III

Ms. Stephanie Moore

National Center for Families Learning

Ms. Jean Nelson and Mr. Will Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Reed Omary

Dr. Bill Polk and Ms. Tiffany Pack

Renasant Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rolfsen, Jr.

Dr. Dexter Samules and Mrs. Ivanetta Davis-Samuels

Ms. Linda Schacht

Dr. and Mrs. Ashish Shah

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Small

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Stephens


Ms. Ann M. Teaff and Mr. Don McPherson

Mr. and Mrs. Brian H. Tibbs

Mr. and Mrs. John Tighe *

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Torrence, Torrence Family Fund

Tuck-Hinton Architects

United Auto Workers, UAW, Region 8

Rev. Dr. J. Peter van Eys and Dr. Patti van Eys

Dr. Stephanie Walker and Bishop Joseph Walker

Drs. Melissa and Jay Wellons

Mr. and Mrs. W. Ridley Wills II

Ms. Kay Witt

The Honorable and Mrs. Jeffrey Yarbro

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Zibart

Ms. Victoria G. Ziegler

* = Denotes membership in the Carnegie Society through an annual gift of $1,500 or more in FY2017
◊= of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

In Kind Donors

Big Events, Inc.
Lipman Brothers, Inc.
Michael Shane Neal
MP&F Public Relations