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Tellico Community Foundation & Our Place

There’s a place for Our Place thanks to the Tellico Community Foundation.

The adult day center serving Loudon and Monroe counties took a step towards becoming a reality in November, 2020 when the Tellico Community Foundation (TCF) awarded one-acre of land to Our Place, the not-for-profit advocating building the facility.

The deed transfer was completed at the corner of Tennessee State Route 444 and Tennessee State Route 72 in Tellico Village where the planned adult day center will be built. 

 The one-acre plot is part of a 4.7-acre parcel gifted to the Tellico Community Foundation in December, 2019 with an assessed valuation of $920,000. The TCF land acquisition paralleled discussions Sue Newman, founder of Our Place, was having with various people about starting an adult day center. Newman’s late husband, Joel, was progressing through the final stages of dementia. Like many families confronted with this terrible illness, she had been frustrated by the lack of adult support programs in the immediate area. 

 Her conversations included Joe Beyel, chair of TCF. An idea was born: TCF would donate up to one-acre of its gifted land to Newman’s fledgling charity, if she could raise $200,000 to start building the facility.

 Spurred by the fund-raising challenge, Newman and her friends formally organized and found a major sponsor in the First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. Thanks to the church’s generosity, coupled with hundreds of contributions from Tellico Villagers and others in the area the goal was achieved by late September.

 Construction of the Our Place facility is expected to begin in the spring of 2021. 

 To learn more about Our Place follow this link:

 Through the Tellico Community Foundation there is an opportunity to provide ongoing support for seniors with a tax-deductible donation. To give a one-time or recurring gift online to the Tellico Community Foundation, visit:

 The mission of the Tellico Community Foundation is to enrich the Loudon and Monroe County communities by funding programs and projects that provide support for seniors and promote healthy childhood development. 

Support For Seniors

Drug Take Back Day

Childhood Development

The Tellico Community Foundation is an affiliate fund of the East Tennessee Foundation.