Photos of our Construction Progress
Help Us Reach Our $20,000,000 Phase One Goal!
We Are So close!!
We are thankful for every donor, donation and pledge that helped us reach $19,000,000 and invite you to join in this endeavor to provide the best life for individuals with special needs! Our hope is to receive the final $1,000,000 we need by November 2023 so we can completely fund remaining construction costs.
Since BrightStone does not rely on government funding, we invite the community to help fund our general operating budget and capital projects.
We moved into our new 23,000sf Center for Learning, Art and Enterprise in November of 2022 and as of March 2023, two residential teaching homes are under construction. Your donation of any amount will help fund the final construction costs we need to fund our new facilities.
We invite everyone in the community to participate in this important project. 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 140 acres of 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.
Our 140-acre “Land of Dreams” will make many dreams come true for families and individuals who have special needs. This college-like campus will allow BrightStone’s enrollment to expand the number of adults we can serve - both on our campus and in the community - participating in our Job Training and Life Learning Program. We will also offer a variety of Housing options.
Click the video below to see our beautiful 140-acre Land of Dreams Campus!
This 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. 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!
CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO VIEW MASTER PLAN SITE MAP
Our Land of Dreams campus will be the first of its kind in Tennessee!
And you are invited to partner with us so we can help more families in the community - for decades to come.
Word from our CEO | Message from our Former Board Chairman
"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 Frist||Marilyn and Calvin Lehew||Emily Magid||Beth and Don Stinnett||Anonymous Benefactor #1||James D. and Linda Hinton||Anonymous Family Foundation||Phyllis and Jim Lackey|
Compassion Partners $750,000+
Compassion Partners $300,000+
|Anonymous Foundation||HCA Foundation||Truman Heartland Community Foundation|
Visionary Partners $200,000+
|Anonymous Benefactor #1||Anonymous Benefactor #2||Sandfort Family Foundation||Jim and Tracey Anisi|
Community Partners $100,000+
|Anonymous Benefactor #1||Anonymous Benefactor #2|
|John and Kathleen Dodd||Larry and Connie Cranch||Becky Harrell||Nehemiah Foundation|
|Earl Swensson Associates||Dick and Dottie Wells|
|John and Dianne Spooner||Dave and Kathy McKillen||In Honor of Craig Ferrell,
The Ingram Charitable Fund
"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.
Phase 1 Design, Construction, and Banking Partners
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. FirstBank is our construction loan funding partner. We are in great hands for build out of this amazing campus!”
We've received 100% of the funds needed to purchase our 140-acre property, for site development (infrastructure) and for the installation of a Wastewater Sewer Treatment system - Thank You!!
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.
2022: Solomon Builders completes construction of the 23,000sf Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise early November. All staff and operations relocate to the Land of Dreams campus - Done!
2023: DeFatta Custom Homes to complete construction of two Residential Teaching Homes early 2023.
With construction underway, 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.
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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.
For a tour or for more information, 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.