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Kingsport Community Foundation

Kingsport Community Foundation (KCF) believes in the importance of supporting one’s own community and East Tennessee Foundation stands ready to facilitate this by the launch of a two-fold campaign to accomplish critical community support now and forever.  “Honoring the Legacy, Embracing the Future” is what matters most to those affiliated with KCF.

Kingsport Community Foundation was founded in 2000 through gifts from local donors and a matching grant from East Tennessee Foundation.  Since then, more than $171,765 has been awarded in grants while building the KCF endowment for future grantmaking.  In addition, KCF and ETF have managed a Spirit Campaign totaling more than $5 million dollars and have helped donors to establish their own family funds, also to benefit Kingsport and surrounding communities. Now in 2015, KCF is poised to build on this successful history by continuing to grow philanthropy and support the Kingsport communities.

Honoring the Legacy  As the Kingsport Centennial approaches in 2017, KCF is collaborating with the City of Kingsport Centennial Commission to accomplish the Centennial Park Project.  Celebrating the Kingsport Spirit, Kingsport’s Centennial Park will provide a unique destination and link to downtown Kingsport that commemorates the community’s past, present and future.  Funds must be secured by mid-2016 and KCF stands ready to assist community donors to bring this to fruition.  Staff and Advisory Board Members are excited and ready to meet with you in this regard.  Please call (877) 524-1223 or email Trudy Hughes at thughes@etf.org to receive more information.  

If you are ready to make your donation now, you can call, email,
or access the online giving tool by selecting 
GIVE NOW to the Centennial Park Project


Embracing the Future
also means endowing dollars for growth and future grantmaking as Kingsport and surrounding Sullivan County communities’ needs are identified.  To accomplish this, KCF asks for your support of the second phase of the campaign which includes building the endowment to $2,017,000 by March 2017.  This would ensure funds are available ongoing for grantmaking, from 2017 into forever.

You may currently reside in Kingsport or the greater Sullivan County area, may have been born there, spent your childhood or earlier years there, or this may be the community in which you desire to live in the future.  Whatever your relationship with these communities, your interest and support in this two-fold campaign is greatly needed and appreciated.

We can accept gifts of many assets of value and encourage you to contact us soon to discuss your gift. We would also enjoy speaking with you regarding a bequest and/or estate gift.   If you are ready to make your contribution to the endowment campaign, you can call or email as above.

You can also access the online giving tool by selecting
 GIVE NOW to KCF Endowment Fund

You may prefer to mail a check.  Please make the check to “Kingsport Community Foundation” and note in the memo section how you want your gift distributed between the two campaigns. Please mail to:

Kingsport Community Foundation
In Care Of:  East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

 For more information, please contact:
Trudy Hughes
Director of Regional Advancement
East Tennessee Foundation
(865) 524-1223 or toll-free 1-877-524-1223
Email:  thughes@etf.org

We the members of the 2017 Kingsport Community Foundation Advisory Board thank you in advance for your interest and support!

Joel Conkin, President    Kevin Pruitt, Vice President    Jim Harlan, Secretary/Treasurer
Marvin Cameron Jeff Fleming                Harry Turner  
Andy Dietrich Rebecca Marsh