Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to BrightStone!  Your gift ensures that adults with special needs are given an opportunity to work, learn and grow in a safe and loving environment. Below you will find a variety of ways in which you can make an impact on their lives.


      • By Mail (please make checks payable to “BrightStone”):
        P.O. Box 682966
        Franklin, TN 37068
      • By Phone: Call 615-790-4888, Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.
      • In Person: Visit us at 3000 BrightStone Pkwy, Franklin, TN 37064
      • Credit Cards; Paypal; Venmo; Bank Transfer: Please click here to donate online.

For General, Scholarship, Capital or Planned Gift questions, contact:

Director of Development
615-790-4888 Ext 106

Chief of Staff
615-790-4888 Ext 108 or 615-491-0096 Cell

Matching gifts:  Many companies will match donations made by their employees. Check with your HR department to obtain information on your company process or Click Here to See if your employer will match your donation!

Recurring gifts:  Recurring donations can be set up by phone or online to make giving automatic and convenient for you from a Bank Account, Paypal, or credit card – Click here to set up your recurring donation.

Bank Bill Pay:  Visit your bank website to set up and use Bill Pay to send one-time or recurring donation check directly from your bank. Have checks mailed to BrightStone, P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068.

Gifts “in honor” or “in memory” of someone:  Donate online and make your gift in someone’s name – in honor of their special day, or in memory of a loved one. Provide the name and address of the family and we will notify them of your thoughtfulness. Your contribution amount is never disclosed. Donate online or by phone at 615-790-4888.

Land of Dreams – The Capital Campaign for BrightStone: We welcome and invite everyone to consider investing in our Capital Campaign. Click here to learn about our current capital needs.

    • Make a Capital Campaign Pledge: Make a pledge today and fulfill your pledge by the end of the calendar year 2024, or over the next two or three years. Request a pledge form by contacting Jenny Myhr.

Planned Gifts:  Donors who have named BrightStone as a beneficiary of their Will, trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, investment account, real estate, privately held business interest or other planned gift arrangement will be welcomed as members of the BrightStone Legacy Society

If you have already included BrightStone in your Will or estate plan, please let us know!

We respect your preference to remain anonymous. We would still welcome an opportunity to speak with you and thank you for your decision.  Call Jenny Myhr or Randy Elliott 615-790-4888.

You can also download our Bequest Notification Form to notify BrightStone that you have added BrightStone to your Will or Trust. We can’t wait to say thank you for partnering with us! 

We always suggest you consult a qualified attorney or advisor for questions. The following language can be used when modifying your Will to include a bequest to BrightStone:

“I give and bequeath to BrightStone, Inc., P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068, Tax ID 62-1783260 ________ [a certain sum, a percentage or the remainder of the estate, or description of property] to be used where needed most or as determined by BrightStone’s CEO or Board of Directors.”

For questions about making a planned gift or about the BrightStone Legacy Society, please call Randy Elliott or Jenny Myhr at 615-790-4888.

Gifts of stock:  Gifts of stock are welcomed! Please complete our Stock Donation Form and give it to your financial advisor.

Donate from your IRA using your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD):  BrightStone is a qualified 501c3 organization and may receive a distribution from your IRA and will help you avoid capital gains.

Account holders aged 70 1/2 or older can make a charitable distribution from your retirement fund, up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA without it being a taxable distribution. Talk to your IRA custodian to request a donation (payable to BrightStone) and have it mailed to BrightStone, P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068. A receipt will be sent by mail to acknowledge your gift.

Donate Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) to BrightStone

Making a donation from your Donor Advised Fund supports BrightStone’s mission to help Adults with disabilities enjoy the best life possible and helps parens and families enjoy peace of mind.  Please join us in supporting our mission by making a charitable contribution from your DAF.  Mail your DAF check to BrightStone, P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068.

Gifts In-Kind:  Please view our current Wish List. A variety of items with a broad range of prices is included. We will be happy to issue an in-kind receipt for items donated. Please print and complete our In-Kind Donor Form to provide appropriate documentation and return it with your in-kind donation.

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BrightStone is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, determined by the Internal Revenue Service. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law, unless given in exchange for goods or services. All donations are confirmed by mail with a thank you letter acting as a tax receipt.

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