DESIGNATED FUNDS

Designated funds let donors establish endowment funds for the benefit of their favorite charities. Designated endowments supply an ongoing source of support for East Tennessee’s many nonprofit organizations and provide security and stability to enhance the good work of these organizations.

The following is a listing of our Designated Endowment Funds:

  • Amy Jane Reichert Ladley Memorial Fund for the benefit of several Cultural, Religious, and Human Service nonprofit organizations in Kingsport and Greeneville, TN
  • Anne P. Church Charitable Endowment Fund for the benefit of 14 organizations in the fields of education, health, religion, human services, and community improvement
  • Art Circle Public Library Sustaining Fund
  • Betty C. Hinton Fund for the benefit of Ramsey House Endowment Fund, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, and the library at Webb School
  • Bill and Nell Rice Missionary Fund for the benefit of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church’s mission work in India
  • Blanche P. and Emmet P. Vaughn Memorial Fund for the benefit of the Interfaith Health Clinic
  • Bonnie P. Blackburn Joni and Friends Knoxville Fund
  • Byrd and King Jones Memorial Fund #1 for the benefit of Bachman Foundation and the Sweetwater Hospital Association
  • Byrd and King Jones Memorial Fund #2 for the benefit of the Sweetwater Hospital Association
  • CAC Office on Aging Endowment Fund
  • Carter High School Alumni Foundation Fund 
  • Coger Robertson Memorial KHS Orchestra Fund for the benefit of the Karns High School (Knoxville, TN) Orchestra
  • Community School of the Arts Endowment Fund
  • Condon S. and Betsey R. Bush Memorial Fund for the benefit of Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, TN, Women’s Fund of East Tennessee and East Tennessee Foundation Operating Endowment
  • David Meriwether Lovett Fund for the benefit of the Arts Fund for East Tennessee and the Church of the Ascension
  • Diane Jablonski Scholarship Endowment Fund for the benefit of the Diane Jablonski Scholarship, presently awarded by Knox County Council PTA
  • Dr. Catherine A. Gilreath Endowment Fund for the benefit of Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and Remote Area Medical
  • Dr. Donald and Carole Tarr Designated Fund for the benefit of Johnson County Community Foundation
  • East Tennessee Historical Society Endowment Fund
  • East Tennessee Technology Access Center, Inc. Endowment Fund
  • Evelyn W. and Arthur G. Seymour Memorial Fund for the benefit of the Volunteer Ministry Center
  • Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Association Community Center Fund
  • Florence Crittenton Agency Endowment Fund/Julia Anspach
  • Frank B. and Martha F. Bird Joy of Music Fund for the benefit of Joy of Music Youth Music School
  • Fulton High School Foundation Endowment Fund
  • Fulton High School Foundation Fund
  • GKTA Designated Fund for the benefit of the Greater Knoxville Tennis Association
  • G. Wayne and Margaret S. Solomon Designated Fund for the benefit of Central High School (Wartburg, TN)
  • Hayley Kerr Memorial Fund for the benefit of Halls High School
  • Humane Society Fund for the benefit of the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley
  • Interfaith Health Clinic Fund
  • Jablonski Family Memorial Fund for the benefit of the Jablonski Family Memorial Scholarship, presently awarded by Knox County Council PTA
  • Jason and Eleanor Cox Fund for the benefit of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church in Kingsport, TN
  • John and Elizabeth Bowen Fund for the benefit of University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY
  • John H. and Carol R. Evans Fund for Choral Music for the benefit of the School of Music Choral Activities Fund at University of Tennessee 
  • John L. and Ann B. VandeVate Education Fund for the benefit of the Greater Kingsport Alliance for Development
  • Johnny A. Grubb Sports Banquet Endowment Fund for the benefit of McMinn County High School
  • Johnson City Public Library Foundation Fund
  • Joseph Delaney Memorial Endowment Fund for the benefit of Volunteers of America
  • Katelyn Oliver Memorial Opportunity Fund
  • Knoxville Symphony Society Endowment Fund
  • Koltowich Fund for Roane County for the benefit of Roane County Government, Roane County High School, and Roane County Schools Education Foundation
  • Lawrence Strader Sons of the Revolution Fund
  • Leadership Knoxville Class of 2019 Legacy Scholarship Fund
  • Leevon Endowment Designated Fund for the benefit of Knoxville-Knox County CAC, Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
  • Lew and Janice Weems Designated Fund for the benefit of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Marilyn Davis Music Scholarship Fund for the benefit of East Tennessee State University
  • Marilyn M. Dick Endowment Fund for the benefit of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church and Marilyn M. Dick Fund (an ETF field-of-interest fund)
  • Mark Hulsether McKee Memorial Jazz Endowment Fund for the benefit of the Knoxville Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Mary H. Bogart Endowment Fund for the benefit of Erwin Presbyterian Church and Care & Share Ministry in Erwin, TN
  • Maryville College Scholarship Fund
  • Morton Foundation Designated Fund for the benefit of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ned S. Williams Designated Fund for the benefit of First United Methodist Church in Sevierville, TN, Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, TN, and Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH
  • Nancy Minnick-Griffin Memorial Fund for the benefit of Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park, Inc.
  • Nativity Pageant of Knoxville Endowment Fund
  • Oakley and Bruce Moody Fund for the benefit of East Tennessee Foundation’s Respiratory Disease Fund and Economic Development Fund
  • Oates Family Trust Fund for the benefit of Foothills Land Conservancy and Legacy Parks Foundation
  • Paul O. Dore, Jr., and Betty B. Dore Community Benefit Fund for the benefit of the United Way of Greater Knoxville, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Venice Presbyterian Church in Venice, FL, and Plantation Community Foundation in Venice, FL
  • Paul O. Dore, Jr., and Betty B. Dore Scholarship Fund for the benefit of Christian Academy of Knoxville
  • Presbyterian Women’s Fund for the Preschool of Second Presbyterian Church Scholarship
  • Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic Endowment Fund
  • Restoration House of East Tennessee Endowment Fund
  • Robert E. Goldstein Flower Fund for the benefit of Westside Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Russell O. and Fannye Ford Memorial Fund for the benefit of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and New Prospect Presbyterian Church
  • Second Presbyterian Church Mission Outreach Designated Fund
  • Sharon Olson Social Ministry Fund for the benefit of the social outreach ministry program at Messiah Lutheran Church
  • Stokely Special Arts Endowment Fund for the benefit of the Stokely Gallery of the Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Tennessee Homeless Animal Care Fund for the benefit of Friends of the Animal Shelter in Newport, TN
  • Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association Endowment Fund
  • Thomas A. and Jean C. Ogle Designated Fund for the benefit of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, UT Knoxville’s Clarence Brown Theater, and Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains
  • Thomas M. and Murray (Midge) Ayres Knox Area Rescue Ministries Fund
  • Thomas M. and Murray (Midge) Ayres United Way of Greater Knoxville Fund
  • Thomas M. and Murray (Midge) Ayres Webb School of Knoxville Fund
  • Union County Humane Society Endowment Fund
  • Women’s Fund of East Tennessee Endowment Fund