The Iris Society honors donors who contribute $1,000 or more within the calendar year or include TJC in their estate plans. Like irises, we are known for our resilience. Like so many of our clients, partners, and community members, we are faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles every day. We just keep working, and we could not do so without our supporters. Their generosity and compassion allow us the opportunity to fight for the dignity, independence, and opportunity for all Tennesseans.


Ronette Adams-Taylor ★
William Henry Agee
Vic Alexander
Edgar and Kathi Allen ★
Kathryn Anderson
Gail Vaughn Ashworth
Paula and Bill Barkley
Jane Beasley
Kathryn Beasley and Christopher Farrell ★
Sam and Pam Beckman ★
Margaret Behm and Harlan Dodson, III
Shaun M. Bennett
David Berger
Robb Bigelow
Frank and Melissa Bloch
Charles W. Bone
Alexander and Jean Bonnyman
Dr. Brian and Ms. Jean Bonnyman
Dr. Houston Bonnyman
Gordon and Hon. Claudia Bonnyman
Rev. Anne B. Bonnyman ☨
Virginia and Brant Bousquet
Robert and Anne Brandt ☨
Martin and Mary Liz Burns
Brenda Butka and J. Thomas John
Sumter Camp and Sherry Knott ★
Paul Campbell III and Emily Campbell
David Cañas ★
Angelo and Regina Canonico
Frank and Kay Carter
Richard and Vicki Chambers ☨
Al Cocke
Anita Coe
Heleny Cook
Mary Bell Crossman
Amelia Crotwell and Michael Mailahn
Kevin and Katie Crumbo
John and Natasha Deane
Matt and Beth Deeb
Nancy-Ann and Jason DeParle
Mark and Sherry Deutschmann
Lee Lee and Wally Dietz
Jason Dinger and Kristen Keely Dinger
Jacqueline B. Dixon
Carol and Christopher Dunn ★
Marshall and Michelle Eakin
Mark Edwards
Sherie Edwards
Shannon Coleman Egle and Dr. Brian Egle
Jim and Betty Emison
J. Michael Engle and Pam Auble
Don Enright and Cheryl Lee Rowley
Jason and Susan Epstein
Richard Eskind
Dave Ettinger and Kitty Calhoon

Mary Falls
Alex and Terry Fardon
Tony Farmer
Dale Farran
John and Deborah Farringer ★
Mary Flipse and Todd Dirksen
John Floyd
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Frist, Jr.
David Furse and Kimberly Pace-Furse
Mary Taylor Gallagher and Chris Cardwell
Michael and Virginia Gardner
Frank and Amy Garrison
Mark and Nan Gaylord
Jeff and Allyn Gibson ★
Harris A. Gilbert
Lucia Gilliland
Nate and Lillian Gilmer ★
Luvell Glanton
Carolyn and Drew Goddard
John and Mary Green ★
Riney and Lynn Green
James Groenke
Tom Grooms and Linda Ashford
Joe and Desa Haase ★
Ann and David Hake
Susan and Charlie Hale ★
Patrick and Julie Hardin
Miriam Harmatz ☨
William J. Haynes, Jr. ★
Barbara J. Hill
Sadiatou Jallow ☨
Dr. Kevin James and Dr. Julia Wood
Judy Johnson
Michael and Barbara Johnson
Michele Johnson and Jeffrey Hill
Victor S. Johnson III
Rita Kaplan
Peter Coughlan and Sandra Keifert
Dustin and Sumita Keller
Bill and Robin King
David King
Susan Korones Gifford
David Korones
Ed Lanquist
George T. Lewis III
Alex MacKay and Eric Lease
Nancy Fraas MacLean
Kathleen Maloy
Gino and Jeanne Marchetti
James G. Martin, III
Neil and Maureen McBride
Conn and Betty McConnell
Miriam F. McFadden
C. Creed and Janie McGinley ★
Patricia Meadows
Ken and Lynn Melkus
Drs. Bob and Bonnie Miller ★
Mika Moser ★
Karen Neal and John Berggren
Dr. John Newman and Rebecca Lyford

Gudger and Mary Nichols
John and Christina Norris
Michael and Linda O’Neal
Bill and Kathy Orzechowski
John and Erica Orzechowski
Mary Mountcastle and James Overton
George and Ophelia T. Paine
Celeste Patterson and Doug Meech
Dr. Douglas and Ms. Anna Pearce ★
The People of Christ the King Parish
Bart and Christy Perkey
Kathryn Petit and Timothy Carnessale
Matthew and Kates Potempa
Allan and Jimmie Lynn Ramsaur
Jim and Jan Ramsey
Kay and David Raybin
Colin and Brenda Reed
Dr. Charles and Ms. Ann Roos
Donald and Linda Rubright
Andy and Robin Schneider
King and Judy Self
Laura J. Sell
Ray and Phyllis Sells
William and Karen Shannon
Mike and Lisa Shmerling
Dr. Buzz Sienknecht and Ms. Sharon Bandy
Edward P. Silva
Leonard B. Simon and Candace M. Carroll
Dorothy Sinard
Geoffrey and Sally Smallwood
Buntwal and Sumedha Somayaji
Joe and Joanne Sowell
Shirley and Stuart Speyer
Dr. Isabel and Mr. Brooke Stanley
David Stern
John & Nancy Stewart
David Super
Elizabeth and Tom Surface
Matt and Judy Sweeney
Jerry Taylor ★
Steve and Jeanne Thomas
Bob and Mary Battle Thompson
Gregory Thurman
John and Sandee Tishler ★
Bob and Susan Tuke
John Vail
Phillippe and Katherine Villers
Alex and Mary Wade
Nancy Walker
Bill and Janet Warfield
Robert and Michelle Watkins
Peggy J. West
Carol Westlake and Jody Bailey
Dranda Whaley ★
Thomas and Sandra White
Jerry and Ernest Williams
Matt Wiltshire and Crissy Wieck
Susan and Ashley Wiltshire
Stephen and Jamaica Zralek

Sustaining Star
☨ Iris Society Legacy Donor


Their generosity and compassion allow us the opportunity to fight for the perseverance of dignity, independence, equality, life, and justice for vulnerable Tennesseans. The Iris Society was created to honor donors who contribute $1,000 or more within a calendar year. Like Irises, we are known for our resilience. We are faced with insurmountable obstacles every day. And yet, we continue to fight an increasingly difficult battle for Tennesseans. We could not do so without our supporters.