As your partner in charitable giving, we want to achieve success at multiple levels: for you, for your clients, and for the community.


Answers to your questions

  • My client and I have developed a long-standing relationship. If they donate to The Foundation, do I lose that relationship with those funds?

    The Foundation’s Board of Trustees reviews our relationships with investment advisors. Should you like to inquire on becoming a partner with The Foundation, reach out to Stephanie Fowler for more information.
  • Does the Foundation charge a fee?

    Yes, for all funds an Administrative Fee is charged monthly. For the current fee schedule, click on the Administrative Fees link in the Advisors Toolkit for more information.
  • What services are included in the fee?

    The Foundation strives to be a valuable resource and trusted partner for our funds. The administrative fee charged provides funds with services such as: Compliance with IRS and State filings – Audit, 990, 1099s, Annual Report, Charitable, Solicitations, Access to online donor portal for real-time fund information, Knowledge base in our staff who are credentialed in their field of expertise.
  • If a donation is made to The Foundation, does it have to benefit West Tennessee Healthcare?

    No! While The Foundation’s main fundraising efforts align with the philanthropic goals of West Tennessee Healthcare, our funds support a wide array of missions and organizations. From animals to the arts to education and beyond, we strive to strengthen the health and well-being of our region which these varied causes would encompass.
  • My client would like to involve their family in their philanthropy. Can they include other fund representatives?

    Yes, when a fund is started with The Foundation, fund representatives are named who will be the authorized individuals to recommend distributions and review fund activity. The donor specifies which representatives should have this access.

Advisors Toolkit

For alternative methods of giving such as checks, stock, Donor Advised Funds, or planned gifts, or if you have any questions please contact The Foundation office at (731) 984-2140.

The West TN Healthcare Foundation allows many of our clients to give where their heart and passions lie.  It serves as “a one-stop shop” for managing our client’s charitable giving, offering convenience, flexibility and tax advantages. It offers an immediate tax deduction and gift receipt upon donation, as well as the opportunity to make grant recommendations to the charities they care about and support over time.  It’s a great partnership for our clients, charities, the communities involved and The Foundation.

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Our Partners

Foundation Trusted

The Foundation values our partnerships with accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors who understand the impact of philanthropy for their clients.  This group of respected professionals have been long-time champions of The Foundation and its charitable work throughout West Tennessee and beyond.

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Laura Williams

Rainery, Kizer Reviere & Bell PLC

Timothy Wehner

Rainey, Kizer
Reviere & Bell PLC

John C. Wehner, CRPC

The Wehner Darby Group
Merrill Lynch

Dwight Tomlin

The Tomlin Lowery Group
Morgan Stanley

Darryl Presley, AIF

First Bank Investment Partners
Raymond James

Kasi K. Darby, CRPC

The Wehner Darby Group
Merrill Lynch

Nancy Choate

The Law Office of Nancy L. Choate P.C.
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Don’t Go It Alone

Donors look for greater accountability, transparency, and concrete results from the charities they support. You can have confidence when you trust The Foundation for your philanthropy that our work, governance, and policies strive for the highest level of transparency and best practices. We are proud to have earned Guidestar’s Gold Seal of Transparency. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

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Stephanie Fowler

Stephanie Fowler

CPA, Chief Financial Officer