Our Sustaining Stars are donors who contribute a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to TJC. As much as we love and appreciate the TJC donors who give once or twice a year, Sustaining Stars have the foresight to realize they are sustaining us on a regular basis! Our monthly donors give a collective $3,288 every month. These recurring gifts allow us to better plan our expenditures and manage our cashflow. While we are faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles every day, the support of our Sustaining Stars enables us to continue to fight and win for Tennesseans. We could not do so without them!


Join the Sustaining Stars by making a recurring gift of any amount. Every monthly or quarterly gift you make helps ensure that thousands of our neighbors access the vital health and nutrition they need. Each $1 you donate leverages $316 in essential services like healthcare and nutrition for 77,000 Tennesseans across the state. A gift of $85/month or more also qualifies you for our Iris Society.


Susan Hale

In 1995, Susan Hale turned to the Tennessee Justice Center and has never left. Back then, she came for help with fostering a child. Michele Johnson, today’s executive director, guided them through the process and the Hale family grew by one. That year, Susan called Michele and the staff at TJC “miracle workers”. Today, she stills calls them her “miracle workers”. Her family continues to rely on the support of TJC, even though not all their battles with health care are won. To this, Susan says that losses give her even more reasons to donate. “There is no other group like you guys…if you can’t get the job done, then no one can.” The Hales are just one family donating monthly to the Tennessee Justice Center because they believe that a state – a world – without TJC is not a place worth living in.


Chandrika Achar
Ronette Adams-Taylor*
Edgar and Kathi Allen*
Keith Barnes
Kathryn Beasley and Christopher Farrell*
Sam and Pam Beckman*
Dru Markle Bloom
Dr. Brian and Ms. Jean Bonnyman*
Virginia Brennan
Ann Buchanan
David and Sue Cain
Sumter Camp and Sherry Knott*
David Cañas*
Elizabeth Carroll
Robert and Rebecca Chatham
Deborah Clapper
Anita Coe
Joe and Kerry Connor
Jennifer Cooke
Sharon and Jim Cox
Bonnie Dow
Carol and Christopher Dunn*
Deborah and John Farringer*
Myra Gammon
Deb George
Jeff and Allyn Gibson*
Nate and Lillian Gilmer*
John and Mary Green*
Joe and Desa Haase*
Suzannah Hacker
Susan and Charlie Hale*
William J. Haynes, Jr.*

Kathryn Hill and Jeff Sherman
Emily Faye Hollowell
James Hovious
Ann Lamb
Emily McCormick
Janie and Creed McGinley*
Erin McGraw
Joseph and Helen McLaughlin
Drs. Bob and Bonnie Miller*
Mika Moser*
Mary Catherine Nelson
John and Erica Orzechowski
Dr. Douglas and Ms. Anna Pearce*
Joe and Claudia Porter
Margaret Renkl
B. J. and Sara Rogers
Jenny Rogers
Sharon Ruiz and Jacob Hathaway
Daniel Sharfstein and Ann-Marie Mikkelsen
Ingrid Shoaf
Sean Siple
John Spragens and Claire Meneely
Charley and Janice Stefl
Douglas Stevick and Lisa D’Souza
Jerry Taylor*
John and Sandee Tishler*
Liz Todaro
Lucy Utt
Bernadette Welch and Chris Fischer
Jennifer and Peter Westerholm
Dranda Whaley*
James Wohlgemuth
Kinika Young

* Iris Society Member