About the SHC Legacy Fund

Honoring Mentors by Supporting Community Initiatives

The Student Health Coalition Legacy Fund, established in 2020 by former Coalitioners, provides financial support to communities where we worked as students decades ago, in the spirit of the original mission of the Student Health Coalition.  Coalitioners with experience in fundraising and nonprofit management coordinate the Legacy Fund.  The Fund is structured as a “Donor Advised Fund” and is housed at the East Tennessee Foundation, a 501(c)(3) certified community foundation in Knoxville.

Mission Statement

To empower residents in underserved communities to craft their own solutions for their own challenges; support organizations and their leaders who comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable; and nurture service that is committed to improving the lives of the least of us.

Grant Recipient Selection Process

The coordinating team, comprised of former Coalitioners and their supporters, select recipients annually.  The coordinating team conducts research and interviews with potential organizations, working with past and present community leaders to identify organizations whose work resonates with our own mission.  Recipient organizations work in areas where the Coalition used to work:  Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia.

To learn more about recent recipients of Legacy Fund grants, click on the menu to the left.

How to Make a Donation

Online Donation:

Using your credit card, you can make a donation at East Tennessee Foundation (ETF)/Student Health Coalition Legacy Fund. You will receive an email receipt of your tax-deductible gift. Please note that ETF receives 97% of your gift; three percent is deducted for the credit card fee.

Online, you can provide honoree contact information if you wish to make your gift in honor or memory of an individual. ETF will send an acknowledgment to the contact you provide.  To make a donation online, click here.

Mail-In Donation:

If you prefer to mail a check to ETF, which preserves 100% of your donation, make the check payable to East Tennessee Foundation and state in the memo line: For Student Health Coalition Legacy Fund.  Include honoree contact information if you wish to make your gift in honor or memory of an individual. ETF will send an acknowledgment to the contact you provide. ETF will mail you a receipt for your tax-deductible gift. Please mail your gift to East Tennessee Foundation, 520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101, Knoxville, TN 37902. Attention: Student Health Coalition Legacy Fund.

Donor Advised Fund Transfer:

If you have your own donor advised fund from which you would like to donate to the SHC Legacy Fund, follow the instructions from your own fund.  Include in the memo to direct the money to the Student Health Coalition Legacy Fund. ETF will send a confirmation once they have received the monies from your fund.

Donation of Assets (publicly traded securities, retirement assets, real property, etc.):

Please contact Traci Sisson, tsisson@ETF.org or 865 524-1223.

Special Note regarding IRA Direct Distributions: 

By current law, the Legacy Fund cannot receive gifts directly from an IRA/Retirement Account.  You can still make donations to any of the agencies that the Fund supports, as we explain here.

The Legacy Fund is a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) which is not technically or legally considered a 501(c)(3) organization.  It is therefore not considered a “qualified charity”  for purposes of IRA direct distributions.  The East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is the sponsor of our DAF and ETF is itself a 501(c)(3) organization, but it cannot deposit IRA funds in specific DAF accounts.

You may still use proceeds from your IRA to make charitable donations directly to our grant recipients.   In this way, you can support Legacy Fund grantees with Direct Distributions from your IRA accounts while avoiding tax liabilities from withdrawals from your IRA.  All Legacy Fund grantees are themselves 501(c)(3) charities, or they have Fiscal Sponsors who are.  Simply send donations directly to any grantees, rather than going through the Legacy Fund.

To ensure that you are publicly credited for such donations, and to help the Legacy Fund to track its growth, do let us know whenever you make such a contribution.  To let us know, or for more details about any of the above information, contact the Legacy Fund at shc.legacyfund@gmail.com

DONORS

through August 2023

Nancy Bagwell

Jack Beckford

C. Bradley and Family

Caryl Carpenter

Barbara Clinton

Heleny Cook

Bill Corr

Rick Davidson

John Davis and Bonnie Acker

Margaret Ecker

John Gaventa

Hattie Gresham

Rosie Hammond and Magnus Persmark

Linda Hart

Bob Hartmann and Mel Welsh

Lark Hayes

Randy Hodges and Mary Ann Atwell

Becca and Joe Ingle

Paul Joffrion

Tom John and Brenda Butka

Patricial Kalmans

John Kennedy

Cathryn Stanley Krebs

Diane Lauver

Sue and Cliff Love

Taylor Loy and Rebecca Shelton

Dal Macon and Marion Collette

Jean Masey

Moriah McArthur

Polly and John McArthur

Neil McBride

Mary Mikell

Ginnie Munford

Ellen Ormand

Nancy Raybin and Bill Portlock

Dale Strasser and Ann VanSlyke

Anne and Richard Thomas

John Troidl

Irwin Venick and Jeanne Ballinger

Daryl Walker

Ellen Weiss

Cathy Walsh Welsh

Robert and Deede Wyatt

 

DONATION TRIBUTES

     through August 2023

John Davis and Bonnie Acker in memory of Byrd W. Duncan, Sr

Polly M. and John T. McArthur in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Dr. Rick Davidson in memory Odes McKamey

Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Thomas in memory of “Aunt Lillie” Ayers and “Aunt Verne” (Luverna) Walker

Mr. Irwin Venick in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Ms. Polly M. McArthur in memory of Carolyn Burr

Rebecca K. Shelton and Taylor A. Loy in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of

J. W. Bradley

Ms. Diane R. Lauver in memory of Maxine Welch

Ms. Jean A. Massey, Ph.D. in memory of Carolyn Burr

Ms. Daryl F. Walker in memory of Bill Dow

Ms. Patricia A. Kalmans in memory of Bill Dow

Ms. Patricia A. Kalmans in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Dr. John Joseph Troidl in memory of Bill Dow

Dr. J. Thomas John and Ms. Brenda J. Butka in memory of Bill Dow

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Ms. Cathryn Stanley Krebs in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Mr. Robert Clyde Allen in honor of Dr. Bryan Giemza, Texas Tech University

Ms. Polly M. McArthur in honor of Dr. Lewis Lefkowitz

Ms. Polly M. McArthur in memory of Howard and Elsie Elliott, Sr. Family

Ms. Hattie D. Gresham in honor of Rosie Hammond

Ms. Daryl F. Walker in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Dick Hall

Ms. Barbara Clinton in honor of Marian Colette

Dr. Rick Davidson in memory of Odes McKamey

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Mr. Dal R. Macon and Ms. Marian Colette in honor of Marie Cirillo, Tonia Brookman, and

Lester Hatfield

Mr. Irwin Venick memory Dr. Lewis Benjamin Lefkowitz, Jr.

Ms. Linda S. Hart in memory of Bill Egbert

Dr. Rick Davidson in  memory of Odes McKamey

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Kate Bradley

Ms. Daryl F. Walker in memory of Bill Dow

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Kate Bradley, Ralph Liles, Sue Ann Liles, James Ledford, and Randy Lovegrove

Ms. Daryl F. Walker in memory of Bill Dow

Rebecca K. Shelton and Taylor A. Loy in memory of Kate Bradley

Ms. Linda S. Hart in memory of Bill Egbert

Mr. Dal R. Macon in memory of Marian Elizabeth Colette

Ms. Cathryn Stanley Krebs in memory of Kate Bradley and in honor of J. W. Bradley

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Kate Bradley, Don Cox, and Gary Taylor

Ms. Catherine Welsh Walsh in honor of Polly McClanahan McArthur

Ms. Connie G. Bradley in memory of Edna “Faye” Justes

 

SHC Legacy Fund Team

Polly McArthur, PhD, RN retired professor of nursing; student nurse with SHC in St. Charles, Virginia 1973-4.

Nancy Raybin, Of Counsel, Marts & Lundy, philanthropic fundraising; community organizer and clinic manager in St Charles Virginia, 1973-77.

Jack Beckford, Beckford Consulting, organizational development for nonprofits; community organizer Mud Creek, Kentucky 1971.

John Gaventa, Professor, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex; author Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley, 1980. SHC East Tennessee 1971.

Taylor Loy, PhD candidate in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech; grandson of Kate and J.W. Bradley.