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.



Mike and Cynthia Abelow
Ronette Adams-Taylor ★
Chandrika Achar ★
William Henry Agee
Vic Alexander
Edgar and Kathi Allen ★
William Allen and Jenny Freeman
Kathryn Anderson
Gail Vaughn Ashworth
Paula and Bill Barkley
Jim and Ellen Barry ★
Benjamin Barton and Indya K. Kincannon
Jane Beasley
Kathryn Beasley and Christopher Farrell ★
Sam and Pam Beckman ★
Margaret Behm and Harlan Dodson, III
Shaun M. Bennett
Harvey and Kathy Bennett
David Berger
Robb Bigelow
Douglas and Christine Blaze
Frank and Melissa Bloch
Baylor Bone Swindell and Ryan Swindell
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 ☨
James H. Cheek III & Nicky Weaver
Anne and Wayne Christeson
Al Cocke
Charlotte Collins and Gerald West ★
Heleny Cook
Congressman Jim Cooper
Mary Bell Crossman
Amelia Crotwell and Michael Mailahn
Kevin and Katie Crumbo
Karen Davis
Karl Dean and Anne Davis
John and Joy Day
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
Dan and Zita Elrod
Jim and Betty Emison
J. Michael Engle and Pam Auble
Don Enright and Cheryl Lee Rowley
Jason and Susan Epstein
Laurie and Steve Eskind
Richard Eskind
Dave Ettinger and Kitty Calhoon
Mary Falls
Alex and Terry Fardon
Tony Farmer
Dale Farran
John and Deborah Farringer ★
Sara Finley
James and Emily Flautt

Mary Flipse and Todd Dirksen
John Floyd
William H. Freeman
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Frist, Jr.
David Furse and Kimberly Pace-Furse
Mary Taylor Gallagher and Chris Cardwell
Sarah Gardial ★
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
Nita Guinn and Ray Bennett
Patricia C. Gunn
Frances Gutt
Joe and Desa Haase ★
Ann and David Hake
Susan and Charlie Hale ★
Bill and Patty Harbison
Patrick and Julie Hardin
Miriam Harmatz ☨
Ruth Ann and William Harnsich
William J. Haynes, Jr. ★
Josh and Ellie Hedrick ★
Roy and Nancy Miller Herron
Barbara J. Hill
Gregg Horowitz and Ellen Levy
Sadiatou Jallow ☨
Dr. Kevin James and Dr. Julia Wood
Judy Johnson
Michael and Barbara Johnson
Michele Johnson and Jeffrey Hill
Victor S. Johnson III
Leon and Suellen Joyner
Rita Kaplan
Peter Coughlan and Sandra Keifert
Dustin and Sumita Keller
Bill and Robin King
David King
Susan Korones Gifford
David Korones
Peter and Judy Lansing Kovler
Kristine LaLonde and Claudio Mosse
Ed Lanquist
George T. Lewis III
Alex MacKay and Eric Lease
Carla Lovell
Revs. Diane Luton and Jeffrey Blum
Monica Mackie

Nancy Fraas MacLean
Kathleen Maloy
Andrea Maneschi
Catherine Mannon
Gino and Jeanne Marchetti
James G. Martin, III
Neil and Maureen McBride
Conn and Betty McConnell
Miriam F. McFadden
Susan Emery McGannon
C. Creed and Janie McGinley ★
Patricia Meadows
Ken and Lynn Melkus
Dana Migliaccio ★
Drs. Bob and Bonnie Miller ★☨
Christine Modisher and Marsha Williams
David Morgan and Karen Bloch
Mika Moser ★
Ms. Barbara J. Moss and Dr. Thomas Way Campbell

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
Albert Partee, III
Celeste Patterson and Doug Meech
Dr. Douglas and Ms. Anna Pearce ★
The People of Christ the King Parish
J. Edward & Kathleen S. Pearson
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
Cary and Scott Rayson ★
Colin and Brenda Reed
Willa F. Reister
Marilyn Robinson ★
Dan and Rosemary Roden
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
Joan B. Shayne
Ralph and Harriette Shivers
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
John and Wanda Sobieski
Buntwal and Sumedha Somayaji
Joe and Joanne Sowell
Shirley and Stuart Speyer
Dr. Isabel and Mr. Brooke Stanley
David Stern
John & Nancy Stewart
Alyssa Stines ★
David Super
Elizabeth and Tom Surface
Matt and Judy Sweeney
Donald and Kristin Taylor
Jerry Taylor ★
Steve and Jeanne Thomas
Bob and Mary Battle Thompson
Gregory Thurman
John and Sandee Tishler ★
Liz Slagle Todaro and Corey Todaro ★
Bob and Susan Tuke
John Vail
Phillippe and Katherine Villers
Alex and Mary Wade
DeeDee J. Wade
Nancy Walker
Bill and Janet Warfield
Robert and Michelle Watkins
Carol Westlake and Jody Bailey
Dranda Whaley ★
Thomas and Sandra White
Jerry and Ernest Williams
Matt Wiltshire and Crissy Wieck
Susan and Ashley Wiltshire
Thomas A. Wiseman III
Charles and Sally Womack
Stephen and Jamaica Zralek


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.