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Building Renovation Funds

Before PFC could begin holding classes in space provided by Inskip United Methodist Church in 1999, the first floor of the church’s educational wing had to be renovated to comply with facility regulations specified by the State of Tennessee. The renovation costs totaled approximately $100,000 and were covered by grants ranging from $4,500 to $30,000 from the following foundations and agencies:

  • Lucille Thompson Family Foundation

  • Cornerstone Foundation of Knoxville

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

  • United Way Monday Foundation

  • Tennessee Department of Human Services

  • United Way of Greater Knoxville

  • Church Extension & Parish Development Committees, Knoxville District, United Methodist Church

Startup Costs and Large Purchases

In addition, PFC received funds exceeding $30,000 to cover startup costs, including initial staffing salaries and scholarships; the purchase of a washer, dryer, and laundry sink; the purchase of a cooking stove, dishwasher, and kitchen sink; and the purchase of other furnishings and equipment. Those contributing to these funds included:

  • Florence & Gene Monday Foundation

  • Tennessee Department of Human Services

  • Knox Children’s Foundation

  • East Tennessee Foundation

  • Thompson Charitable Foundation

  • Sunrise Foundation

  • United Methodist Knoxville District Cooperative Parish*

  • Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church*

  • United Methodist Women, Knoxville District, United Methodist Church*

  • Richard N. Abbott*

*Has continued to donate money and/or supplies throughout PFC’s years of operation.

Gifts for Playground Construction and Maintenance

When PFC moved to the Inskip site in 1999, it gained the use of a playground that had originally been constructed for an earlier child-care program at the church. Contributors to the original playground were:

  • General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church

  • Reynolds Foundation

  • Knox Children’s Foundation

  • Richard N. Abbott

To enlarge and upgrade the playground for its startup and subsequent use, PFC received additional grants and gifts from:

  • Knox Children’s Foundation (in 1998)

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Knoxville (in 2000)

  • Lucille Thompson Family Foundation (in 2005)

  • W. Paul and Lorraine Swift Abbott (in 2005)

  • Harry and Emily Cate (in 2006)

Grant for Circle Driveway

In 2001, PFC received a grant to cover the installation of a circle driveway at PFC’s drop-off and pick-up door from:

  • United Way Monday Foundation

Thanks to All of the Above

PFC is most appreciative of these and all other contributions it has received.



Partners for Children
Child Development Center

Inskip United Methodist Church
714 Cedar Lane
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone 865-689-9516

Cindy Dalton
Executive Director

Ashley Fuell

Shirley Westbrook
Business Manager



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