2017: Land of Dreams – The Capital Campaign for BrightStone launches.
2020: Williamson County Commission approvals Master Site Plan.
2021: Site development, Infrastructure, Wastewater System installation.
2022: Solomon Builders completes construction of 23,000sf Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise. BrightStone relocates program and staff to the Land of Dreams campus in November.
2023: DeFatta Custom Homes completes construction of first two Residential Homes in August.
2024: Goal: Two more homes; outdoor fitness pad; walk/bike track; farmers market; fishing pier.
We invite your support today to help us fund additional homes and planned 2024 facilities.
For a tour of our 140-acre campus, our Center for Learning, Art and Enterprise or our new homes – or for questions about making a capital donation, please contact BrightStone Director of Advancement, Randy Elliott at 615-491-0096 (cell), 615-790-4888 ext. 109 or by email to Randy.Elliott@BrightStone.org.
Make a Capital Campaign Pledge
Pledges are an important part of our Capital Campaign success! You can make a pledge today and fulfill your pledge by the end of the calendar year 2023 or 2024. Complete and return our Pledge Form to make your commitment to support BrightStone’s Capital Campaign! For pledge questions, please contact Randy Elliott or Jenny Myhr.
Tax-Smart Donations Using Shares of Stock
We welcome your desire to donate shares of stock. Please give this Stock Transfer Instructions Form to your financial advisor.
Over 750 people and organizations supported our Land of Dreams Phase 1 Capital campaign! We are thankful for every donor, donation and pledge that helped make our Land of Dreams come true. And we are ready to start the next phase of our campus development.
While we gratefully wait for pledges to be fulfilled in the next few years, our priority now is to receive the final $1,500,000 – hopefully by December 31, 2023 which will completely fund remaining construction costs. At that time, any pledges that are fulfilled, will help us build more homes and other approved facilities in 2024 and 2025.
Since BrightStone does not rely on government funding, we invite the community to help fund both our general operating budget and our Land of Dreams Capital projects.
We moved into our new 23,000sf Center for Learning, Art and Enterprise in November of 2022 and completed construction of two residential homes August 2023.
We are now ready to build more homes and each home will cost $900,000. Construction takes 9 months. We will not begin construction until we have received at least 75% of the construction cost, or $675,000.
Please pray and consider how you, your family, or your organization can invest in this life-changing and life-saving Land of Dreams Capital Campaign. With your support, our innovative campus on the beautiful Tennessee land BrightStone owns will provide adults who live with intellectual or other learning challenges opportunities to live, grow, work, and continue learning how to be as independent as possible, and involved in our wonderful community.
Our Land of Dreams is making many dreams come true for families and individuals who have special needs. Our 23,000 Center for Learning, Art and Enterprise, campus and residential homes will allow BrightStone to expand the number of Adults and families we can serve.
Click the video below to see our beautiful 140-acre Land of Dreams Campus before we began construction!
Our campus will allow students to receive a progressive, innovative and an individualized approach to provision of services, with therapeutic options and many unique learning opportunities.
The future for BrightStone is truly Bright!
CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW MASTER PLAN SITE MAP
Our Land of Dreams campus will be the first of its kind in Tennessee!
“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
“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 member.
We know every donation was and is a gift of the heart.
We look forward to having your support too!
Phase 1 Design, Construction, and Banking Partners
BrightStone is grateful for the compassion and expertise of Gamble Design Collaborative who designed our Master Site Plan and to our renowned architects, Earl Swensson Associates (ESa) – both provided their services at no cost to BrightStone.
We are delighted we got to work with Solomon Builders as our general contractor, Civil Site Design Group as our engineers, and DeFatta Custom Homes as our home builder. FirstBank is our construction loan funding partner.
Support our Land of Dreams!
Please partner with us as we build this life-changing Land of Dreams 140-acre campus. With your support, our BrightStone will be a model facility in the nation. Together, we can make a lasting impact on lives throughout Tennessee and beyond – give online now, or, explore other ways to give.
We welcome tax-smart donations of stock.
Please give this Stock Transfer Instructions Form to your financial advisor.
You can also direct a Qualified Charitable Distribution donation to BrightStone from your retirement account to satify your required minimum distribution (RMD).
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.