Our Students, Our Future Campaign

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Invest to ensure Metro students have equitable resources and opportunities for years to come

Since 1982, PENCIL has been creating vital links between the business community and Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) to bring resources to students that support their academic and life success. To ensure our financial stability and our capacity to always meet these needs for our students, we created the Our Students, Our Future endowment campaign, which aims to raise $3 million in endowment funds by June 2024 through contributions and planned gift commitments. These investments will ensure that PENCIL permanently sustains high-impact connections between Nashville businesses and individual public schools.

Donors to the endowment campaign become members of PENCIL’s Legacy Society. You may make a one-time gift now that will immediately begin earning income for PENCIL, or a planned gift, such as naming PENCIL as a beneficiary of a will, life insurance policy, or other form of estate gift.

If you would like to learn more about planned giving, please contact Angie Adams, President & CEO, at AAdams@PENCIL615.org.

Listen to PENCIL co-founder and lifetime board member, Sue Spickard, explain why 
PENCIL was created and what inspires her about our work today.
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Thank you, Legacy Society Donors:

$7,500+
Pat & Kathy Nevill

$5,000
The Spickard Family Advised Fund


$1,200 – $2,500
LeShane Greenhill
Cooper Jones
Jennifer Puryear

Angie Underhill Adams
Betsy & Knox Walkup  


$1,000
Belmont University
Charles W. Cook, Jr.
Christie Laird
Darin Matson
Larry & Elizabeth Papel 


$500-$750
Allen DeCuyper
John Doerge
Jeff W. Gregg
Dana Morrow

Brandyn Payne
Gayle Ray
Lynn Schultz
Don Williamson
Joel & Ashley Wright
Raymond Zimmerman 


Up to $250
Brittany Adams
Jacki Artis
Mimi Bliss
Thomas Burns
Todd Chappel
Lance Couch
Bill Denny
Rachael Anne Elrod

Annette Eskind
Rebecca Fair
Tom Feeney
Whitney Haley
Lila Hall
Colleen Hoy
Nicole Keefe
Elise McMillan
Candice McQueen
Hasina Mohyuddin
Perry Moulds
Nicole Provonchee
Bill Purcell
Kendrick Robinson
Kelly Rolf
Mike Russell
Frank Schriner
Michael Stewart
Zulfat Suara
Juan Williams
Robyn Williams 

Pat & Kathy Nevill 
Jeff W. Gregg 
Angie Underhill Adams