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



Photos of our Construction Progress

Naming Opportunities Available!

Your donation will help us fund Phase One construction of our Land of Dreams expansion - now underway - which will be completed by the Fall of 2022! Every donation of any amount will help and allow us to remain debt free.

We continue to invite everyone in the community to pray and consider how you, your family, or your organization can invest in this important community project. With your support, we will build an innovative new campus on the 140 acres of beautiful Tennessee land BrightStone owns 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.

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 $5,646,399 funding needed in 2022 to complete construction and remain debt free at the end of the construction underway. We are thankful for every donation or pledge and invite you to join in this endeavor to provide the best life for individuals with special needs!

BrightStone's Land of Dreams - March 2022

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 grow to 120 adults in our Jobs and Life Learning Program and offer a variety of Student Residential Housing options for 80 plus individuals.


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!

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 | 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 FristMarilyn and Calvin Lehew
Emily MagidBeth and Don Stinnett
Anonymous Benefactor #1James D. and Linda Hinton
Anonymous Family FoundationPhyllis and Jim Lackey

Compassion Partners $500,000+

Anonymous Foundation

Visionary Partners $200,000+

Anonymous Benefactor #1
Anonymous Benefactor #2
HCA Foundation
Sandfort Family Foundation
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
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.


Current Phase

Phase 1

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

Phase 2

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

Phase 3

  • Additional Homes
  • Equestrian Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Aquatic Center

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!”

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

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!!

CONSTRUCTION Update

Solomon Builders is building our 23,000sf Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise and DeFatta Custom Homes is building two residential teaching homes. These state-of-the-art facilities will be completed by fall of 2022.

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: Construction of the Center for Learning, Art & Enterprise and the first two Residential Teaching Homes.

Fall 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. Please give this Stock Transfer Instructions Form to your financial advisor.

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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