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If You Live Here. Give Here.

Across the country, throughout the year, community foundations sponsor giving days to raise money for local nonprofits. Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, shares the results of Middle Tennessees May 2 giving day, The Big Payback.

EVERY person in Middle Tennessee has been touched by a nonprofit. Their lives are better for it.
Maybe they were born in a nonprofit hospital.
They were certainly educated in a nonprofit school.
Every time they go to their church, synagogue or mosque ... they reap the benefits.
When they take out a book from the library or go to the theater or rescue an animal. ...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018—for 24 hours—it was again time for Middle Tennessee to come together to pay back these nonprofits for the life-changing work they do.
I mean, would any of us want to live in a community without schools, hospitals, religious institutions, animal shelters, art museums, and the rest?