Through carefully planned giving, your gifts could ensure our mission of service to people with special needs in East Tennessee. Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Unitrusts, and Charitable Lead Trusts are all ways that could benefit both you and the Michael Dunn Foundation in significant ways. Other ways that would help ensure the future of our mission include:

Bequests- Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate. Or you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, the Michael Dunn Foundation receives your gift.

Memorial Gifts- If you have a family member or friend whose life has been touched by the Michael Dunn Foundation, we hope you'll consider making a gift to us in honor of that person. Providing a gift establishes a living tribute that allows you to:
  • Honor a loved one or yourself;
  • Support our continuing efforts; and
  • Realize tax savings from your contribution.
Donate Your Home, But Live There for Life- With a retained life estate, you can deed your home to the Michael Dunn Foundation now. You retain the right to occupy the home for life and agree to pay real estate taxes, maintenance fees and insurance on the property. After your lifetime, you agree to allow the Michael Dunn Foundation to take possession of the property.

What You Can Give:
  • Cash
  • Securities
  • Retirement Assets
  • Savings Bonds
  • Real Estate
  • Stock
  • Life Insurance Death Benefits
  • Gifts of vehicles, boats, RV's, etc…
By giving any of these gifts to the Michael Dunn Foundation, you can realize tax savings while contributing to the future of our mission. If you have interest in or questions about ways you can donate to the Michael Dunn Foundation, please call the Development Office at (865) 376-3416, ext. 231 or e-mail us by clicking HERE.