Founding gifts of $5,000 and above are recognized as part of the Nashville Banner Publisher’s Society – First Edition, a generous group of civic-minded individuals, foundations, and businesses committed to bringing quality local journalism to Nashville and Tennessee. As a locally-owned, community supported news organization, the Banner relies on these transformative gifts as the foundation on which we are building a sustainable news organization.
Thank you to our Publisher’s Society First Edition members:
Margaret Behm and Harlan Dodson
Bone Family Fund
Dennis and Jean Bottorff
Martin Brown Jr.
Mark and Jennifer Chalos
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Richard J. Eskind
Sara J. Finley
Jim and Emily Flautt
Bill and Babs Freeman
Thomas and Kathleen Garthwaite
Ruth Ann Harnisch, Homecoming Queen
Aubrey, Trey and Christopher Harwell
Nancy Peterson Hearn
Martha Rivers Ingram
Ellen E. Lehman
Matt and Patsy Powers
Scarlett Family Foundation
Sandra Schatten Foundation
Jon and Ann Shayne
Carolyn Smith Foundation
To learn more about joining the Nashville Banner Publisher’s Society contact:
Director of Development
Nashville Banner is committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. When donors or corporate sponsors who have given $1,000 or more per year are named in our stories, we will disclose them on those pages. Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year.
We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals, organizations and foundations to help with our general operations, coverage of specific topics and special projects. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates as a public trust, we do not pay certain taxes. We may receive funds from standard government programs offered to nonprofits or similar businesses.
As a news nonprofit, we will not accept donations from sources who, deemed by our board of directors, present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.