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Community Foundation receives $100,000 from anonymous donor

The Board of Directors of the Johnson County Community Foundation announced a gift in the amount of $100,000 to help build its Endowed Grant making fund for the benefit of Johnson Count y. The generous gift made from an anonymous donor(s) came as a complete surprise to the boar when it was presented at their monthly board meeting. The gift was presented by Terry Holley, Senior Vice President for Programs and Regional Development for the East Tennessee Foundation on behalf of the donor(s). Saving the best for last, Holley presented a $100,000 display-size check made out to JCCF’s Endowed Grant making Fund to Betty Brown, Chair of the JCCF Board. “I glanced around the room and all the Board members were as surprised and touched by this generous donation as I was,” stated Betty Brown. “We are truly blessed to have a former resident(s) of Johnson County that still cares so much about our young people and our community even though they no longer live here.”
In 1999 the same person was responsible for donating $100,000 to start the Johnson County Scholarship. Since that time, the scholarship has grown to the point of annually awarding $7,5000 per year over the course of four years to as many as four JCHS graduating seniors. Attorney David Chadwick has kept the unidentified former resident(s) of Johnson County abreast to the good work done by JCCF. Anyone who would like more information about the Johnson County Community Foundation may contact Betty Brown at 727-5976 or email her at [email protected] All monies donated go the JCCF are tax deductable and will only benefit Johnson County and its residents.