The Koinoinia Foundation Tennessee has had an exciting fall and you're invited to read about season highlights and learn about opportunities to be part of our important work during the month of December and as 2017 approaches. 
Partnerships making local impact!
“We Adapt” Evening Programs start in 2016 and growing! 

In February 2016, the Koinonia Foundation introduced the first of a series of new evening programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since the first program was introduced, over 60 adults have attended one or more of the seven themed We Adapt gatherings.  Participants and guests have made new friends, laughed, learned,  celebrated together and offered service to the community. Over 90 volunteers and community partners have made the monthly evenings a success. The foundation is developing the program service calendar for 2017 and both evening and Saturday programs will be offered in support of participant, family and community needs and interests. To learn more about programs visit KFTN Website

Largest donation in 15 year history!
The Koinonia Foundation/Camp Koinonia Foundation was honored to receive its largest gift of financial support in the organizations 15-year history. A gift in the amount of $187,208 was presented to the Foundation at the press conference in September. Visit the website for press release and photos. The contribution is from the Taste of the South (TOTS) Gala held this past spring in Washington D.C.  Taste of the South (TOTS) was founded in 1982 in a dual desire to bring some “southern hospitality” to Washington, and establish a fundraiser for needy charities. Today, TOTS raises over half a million dollars each year for deserving charities in 13 southern states as well as the District of Columbia. The annual black-tie gala is attended by over 2,000 people and features a live band for a night of dancing and southern fare, libations, and specialty products donated from vendors and organizations across the south. 
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Network of Champions Gathering on December 15th!
Each month the Koinonia Foundation hosts a morning “Network of Champions” gathering to share an overview of success stories, community impact and current needs for support and services. The one-hour morning get together starts with bagels and coffee and includes meaningful conversations with organization staff and volunteers. The next “Third Thursday Network of Champions” is Thursday, December 15th at 8am. Check your calendar, invite a friend or co-worker to join you. Register by clicking below! The 2017 “Network of Champion” dates are posted online as well. Register Today!
New Website!
This fall the Koinonia Foundation introduced a redesigned website. New photos collages, program updates, donor wish lists, volunteer opportunities and success stories can be easily found on the website. Check the website today and like us on Facebook!
December “We Adapt” event features Christmas Movie, snacks and ornament exchange!

The Koinonia Foundation’s “We Adapt” evening programs will wrap up the end of the year with a holiday bow on Wednesday, December 21st. Adults with disabilities and a guest/caregiver are invited to meet in downtown Knoxville at the Square Room for movie night, popcorn with holiday themed mix-ins and ornament exchange. We Adapt information can be found at the KFTN Website.

Sharing Financial Support

Consider a Year End Gift & new start to 2017!

Your year-end gift and pledge for monthly support will help provide a supportive services and programs to children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Each gift makes a meaningful IMPACT!

We ask for you to consider becoming one of these exceptional individuals, who we fondly call Koinonia Foundation “IMPACT” donors. One of the biggest things we depend on as a nonprofit is consistency so that our work can continue. By becoming a monthly donor, you are helping us build strength and stability in partnership with participants and families. As an IMPACT year end and/or monthly donor, you will enjoy:
  • Hassle-free donations
  • Each monthly/quarterly automatic donation payment from your credit card or checking account.
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately.
  • Annual statement provided for tax purposes.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time.
It’s easy to sign up.
  1. Donate online. Use our simple, secure form.
  2. Choose your amount. Any amount will help children, adults and families.
  3. Approve automatic monthly donations. It’s simple to do with your credit card or checking account.
Want to donate by mail?
We offer this convenient option as well. Here’s how it works:
  • Download the Koinonia Foundation’s IMPACT donor mail-in donation form: PDF
  • Complete the form.
  • Mail your completed form and contribution to: Koinonia Foundation Tennessee,  244 N. Peters Rd, Suite 211, Knoxville, TN  37923.
Need help or have additional questions?
We’re here to help. Call us at 865-888-7365. Thank you for your partnership.  

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