THE WELLBEING OF OUR STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND STAFF IS ALWAYS OUR TOP PRIORITY!
BrightStone is providing our innovative day program services online and in person with social distancing. Tours and regular attendance will resume when circumstances allow.

Land of Dreams Capital Campaign

The Stinnett family will match up to $1,000,000 in 2021 to help fund Phase One construction costs. Your gift will trigger these matching funds! Please join the Stinnett family and support our Land of Dreams Capital Campaign.

You can help us 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 Former 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
Anonymous Benefactor #1James D. and Linda Hinton
Anonymous Benefactor #2

Visionary Partners $250,000+

Anonymous Benefactor #1Anonymous Benefactor #2
HCA FoundationPhyllis and Jim Lackey
Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Community Partners $100,000+

Anonymous Benefactor #1Jim and Tracey Anisi
Anonymous Benefactor #2John and Kathleen Dodd
Becky HarrellDave and Kathy McKillen
Nehemiah FoundationEarl Swensson Associates
Dick and Dottie WellsJohn and Dianne Spooner

"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, former 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 development of our Master Plan to build a College-like campus serving adults with special needs, starting with a beautiful 23,000sf Job Training Center and two homes to begin providing residential housing, support and care for a lifetime:

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 Solomon Builders as our general contractor, Civil Site Design Group as our engineers, and DeFatta Custom Homes as our home builder. We are in great hands for build out of this amazing campus!”

View our Land of Dreams Brochure

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

We've received 100% of the $8,000,000 needed to fund our 140-acre land purchase, site development (infrastructure) and installation of a Wastewater Sewer Treatment system - Thank You!!

CONSTRUCTION Update

We've received $5,000,000 to date towards the $10,564,000 needed for our Land of Dreams Capital Campaign and to fund construction of our 23,000sf Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise and two 4,100sf homes - and we continue to have strong interest in the project now that construction is underway and will be completed by fall of 2022!!


Since BrightStone does not rely on government funding, our capital expansion depends on a giving community. Please join us as we pray for the final $5,500,000 funding needed to complete Phase One construction 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

2020: Williamson County Commission approval received for our 140-Acre Master Site Plan and approval was received for our Wastewater System.

2021: Site development, Infrastructure, Wastewater System installation; and Construction of the Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise and building two homes.

2022: All staff and operations will move to our new facility!

With construction now underway, your financial support is needed now more than ever!

Give

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.

We welcome your desire to donate shares of stock or to do a wire transfer. Please give this Stock Transfer and Wire Instructions Form to your financial advisor.

Recent Media


Williamson Home Page Aug 13, 2021
“An example for the county – Gov Bill Lee and First Lady visit new Brightstone campus”

Williamson Herald Aug 13, 2021
“BrightStone to triple services with new 140-acre campus”

Nashville Tennessean Sept 1, 2021
BrightStone’s land of dreams campus to open fall 2022

Nashville Christian Family Sept 2021 – page 19
BrightStone’s land of dreams campus hosts Governor and first lady

Your Williamson 2021 Real estate and home edition
Social: BrightStone land of dreams campus

Fox 17 Television Coverage
BrightStone’s “A Brighter Future for Tennessee” with guests speakers including Governor Lee, First Lady Maria, Senator Jack Johnson, County Mayor Rogers Anderson, City Mayor Ken Moore, and BrightStone Board Chairman Mike Cairnes.

Learn More

For more information, please contact BrightStone Director of Advancement, Randy Elliott at 615-491-0096 (cell) or randy.elliott@brightstone.org, or BrightStone Founder/CEO, Brenda Hauk at 615-790-4888 or brenda.hauk@brightstone.org.





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