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Land of Dreams Capital Campaign

BrightStone is excited to share with you our Capital Campaign to build an innovative new campus on 140 acres of beautiful Tennessee land where adults who live with intellectual, developmental, or brain injury challenges can live, grow, learn, work, and reach their highest potential of an independent and fulfilled life.

Our 140-acre “Land of Dreams” will make many dreams come true for individuals who have special needs and their families. This college-like campus will allow BrightStone’s current enrollment to grow to 120 adults in our Jobs and Life Learning Program and offer a variety of Student Residential Housing options for 80 plus individuals.

This campus will allow students to receive a progressive, innovative and individualized approach to provision of services, therapeutic options, and learning opportunities. From learning a job to receiving therapeutic horseback riding – from running their own enterprise to learning how to cook in their own home – this is the vision of BrightStone’s future!

It will be the first of its kind in Tennessee!
And you are invited to partner with us in this amazing opportunity!

Word from our CEO | Word from our Board Chair

"We are excited about BrightStone's Land of Dreams Campaign and delighted to invest in this important project for our community."
-Jennifer and Billy Frist

We are so very grateful to these community leaders for their generous support towards our Land of Dreams Campaign. We invite you to join these progressive and caring leaders who have laid the foundation for this campus to become a reality. Any amount, regardless of size, is important to us and so very needed!

Founding Partners $1,000,000+

Jennifer and Billy FristCalvin and Marilyn Lehew
Emily MagidBeth and Don Stinnett

Vision Partners $250,000+

Anonymous BenefactorHCA Foundation
Phyllis and Jim Lackey

Community Partners $100,000+

Anonymous BenefactorJim and Tracey Anisi
Anonymous Benefactor John and Kathleen Dodd
Becky HarrellDave and Kathy McKillen
Nehemiah FoundationEarl Swensson Associates
Dick and Dottie Wells

"As a resident of Williamson County and someone who feels
very blessed to live here, it’s our obligation to make sure that everybody has a place. What could be more important than providing a place where some of our most vulnerable citizens can find
joy and meaning in their lives."

-Phyllis and Jim Lackey, BrightStone Board Vice-Chair

Current Phase

Phase 1

  • Land Purchase
  • Infrastructure
  • Job Training Center
  • Two Homes

Phase 2

  • Additional Homes
  • Horticulture Center
  • Retail Store
  • Medical Clinic
  • Admin Building

Phase 3

  • Additional Homes
  • Chapel
  • Equestrian Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Aquatic Center

We are currently in Phase 1 of this $25,000,000 campus project, which includes a new 22,700 square foot training center and two homes:

Naming Opportunities Available!

Phase 1 Design and Construction

BrightStone is grateful for the compassion and expertise of Gamble Design Collaborative who has designed our Master Site Plan and to the renowned Earl Swensson Associates (ESa) who are our architects - all providing work at no cost to BrightStone. And we are excited to work with the Conseco Group as our general contractor with Civil Site Design Group as our engineers. We are in great hands for build out of this amazing campus!”

Phase 1 Cost

The estimated total cost for Phase 1 is $12 Million and we are blessed and grateful for the gifts so far totaling $7,350,000 from the community toward this goal!

$7.35 of $12M Raised - $4.65M to go!

Since BrightStone does not receive government funding, our capital expansion depends on a giving community. Please join us as we pray for the final $4.65 Million to complete the funding for Phase 1 of our Land of Dreams. We are thankful for every donation and pledge and invite you to join in this endeavor to provide the best life for individuals with special needs!

Phase 1 Timeline

March 2020: Williamson County Commission approval received for our Sewer System.

April 2020: Williamson County Commission approval received for our 140-Acre Master Site Plan.

Summer 2020: Sewer construction; then construction of the Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise and homes.

End of 2021: All staff and operations will move to our new facility!

With construction beginning this year, your financial support is needed now more than ever!


If you would like to partner with us as we build this life-changing Land of Dreams and make a lasting impact on lives throughout Tennessee and beyond, you can give online now, or, explore other ways to give.

Learn More

For more information, please contact BrightStone Director of Advancement, Randy Elliott, or, BrightStone Founder/CEO, Brenda Hauk at: 615-790-4888,, or,

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