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 $4,605 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!


Chandrika Achar *
Ronette Adams-Taylor *
Jillian Allison
Keith Barnes
Jim and Ellen Barry*
Kathryn Beasley and Christopher Farrell*
Sam and Pam Beckman*
Dru Markle Bloom
Dr. Brian and Ms. Jean Bonnyman*
Dr. Houston Bonnyman*
Virginia Brennan
Ann Buchanan
Martin and Mary Liz Burns *
David and Sue Cain
Sumter Camp and Sherry Knott*
David Cañas*
Elizabeth Carroll
Robert and Rebecca Chatham
Deborah Clapper
Charlotte Collins and Gerald West*
Joe and Kerry Connor
Jennifer Cooke
Sharon and Jim Cox
Laura Creekmore and Ashby Barnes
Carrie Daughtrey
Neil de Crescenzo and Dr. Brenda Reilly
Bonnie Dow
Carol and Christopher Dunn*
Sherie Edwards*
Deborah and John Farringer*
Jon and Penny Frere
Barbara Futter
Sarah Gardial*
Jeff and Allyn Gibson*
Nate and Lillian Gilmer*
John and Mary Green*
Joe and Desa Haase*
Suzannah Hacker
Susan and Charlie Hale*
Maureen May and Bill Harkey
La’Kishia Harris
Hon. William J. Haynes, Jr.*
Josh and Ellie Hedrick*
Kathryn Hill and Jeff Sherman
Lynne Holliday


Emily Faye Hollowell
Jason and Betsy Hood
James W. Hovious, Jr.
Britney Kirksey *
Ann Lamb
Brent and Jennifer Lankford*
Claire and David Lovelace
Emily McCormick
Catherine McEvoy-Smith *
Hon. C. Creed and Ms. Janie McGinley *
Nancy McGlasson
Erin McGraw
Dr. Joseph & Ms. Helen McLaughlin
Dana Migliaccio*
Drs. Bob and Bonnie Miller*
Louise Morris
Mika Moser*
Mary Catherine Nelson
John and Erica Orzechowski
Mike and Emily Passino
Dr. Douglas and Ms. Anna Pearce*
Steve Petty
Cary and Scott Rayson*
Margaret Renkl
Patricia Revolinski
Richard Riles *
Rachel Roberson
Marilyn Robinson*
B. J. and Sara Rogers
Jenny Rogers
Sharon Ruiz and Jacob Hathaway
Andreas Schroeder
Beneva Schulte and Paul Orzulak *
Laura J. Sell and Todd Phipps*
Daniel Sharfstein and Ann-Marie Mikkelsen
Ingrid Shoaf
Nicole Smith *
John Spragens and Claire Meneely
Charley and Janice Stefl
Douglas Stevick and Lisa D’Souza
Alyssa Stines*
Clare Sullivan and Mark Brooks
Jerry Taylor*
John and Sandee Tishler*
Liz Slago Todaro and Corey Todaro *
Lucy Utt
Bernadette Welch and Chris Fischer *
Jennifer and Peter Westerholm
Dranda Whaley*
James Wohlgemuth
Kinika Young


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.


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 $165 in essential services like healthcare and nutrition for over a million Tennesseans across the state. A gift of $85/month or more also qualifies you for our Iris Society.