Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
3939 Old Hickory Blvd
Old Hickory TN 37138
Mission Statement
The mission of the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is to be the foremost advocate and provider for Tennesseans facing breast cancer through individual assistance, education and legislative action.  
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jami Wright Eller
Board Chair Mrs Mary Taylor Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation MyGenetx
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $350,000.00
Projected Annual Revenue $350,000.00 (2018)
Mission The mission of the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is to be the foremost advocate and provider for Tennesseans facing breast cancer through individual assistance, education and legislative action.  
Background The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition began as a grassroots organization in 1995 with a mission to eradicate breast cancer. Rather than allowing the disease to control its victims, survivors, family members, and friends nationwide decided to fight against the disease through action and advocacy. Today we are able to provide assistance to men and women in Tennessee through support of commuity outreach programs and our Emergency Access Fund.
Through fund raising the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition has contributed over $2.95 million for education, advocacy, awareness and financial assistance to breast cancer patients.  Our Emergency Access Fund (EAF) continues to  assist patients who have become financially burdened due to loss of income and the inability to work while in treatment. In 2015 through our EAF we helped 123 individuals and their families keep their home, pay rent, utilities and/or insurance premiums. In 2016 we assisted 114 patients while in  2017 funds helped 126 breast cancer patients  keep their home, and utilities running. Our 2018 EAF budget is $120,000 in hopes to assist  more individuals and their families during treatment for breast cancer.
While TBCC continues to grow and help breast cancer patients in Tennessee we could do so much more if we had more funding.  Funding specifically for our Emergency Access Fund (EAF).  Each year we raise our budgeted amount for this fund and each year we run out of money before December 31.  
Our EAF budget for 2017 was $115,000 and those funds were depleted in November. We have been able to increase the 2018 budget for EAF to $120,000.  With a max awarded to qualified patients of $1000 the $120,000 does not go far enough.  Where do these patients turn, who else is helping them?  If  a patient is in active treatment and unable to work, where is the money coming from to pay those necessities?  And we are talking bare necessities, place to live and heal, running water, electricity and gas for heat or air conditioning.  Imagine that you are single mother with young children and you can't work while you are going through breast cancer treatment, who will pay your basic necessities?  
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Donations are always welcome via our website www.tbcc.org. While you are on the donation page check out our wish list for in-kind donations of office supplies, postage, printing and gift cards. Checks directly mailed to our office at 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, TN 37138 are a great way to give as well. 

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Health Care / Patient & Family Support
Secondary Organization Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines / Breast Cancer
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas of Service
Areas Served
The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition serves the entire state of Tennessee.

The Emergency Access Fund provides financial assistance to men and women in financial need due to inability to work and/or mounting medical expenses incurred while undergoing treatment of breast cancer. This fund has provided assistance in preventing evictions, paying utilities, insurance and medical necessities. Due to the increased need for this program and the fact that each year TBCC exhaust the funds budgeted for assistance before year end the TBCC Board has made the EAF priority. 

Budget 110000
Population Served , ,
Examples of Program Success
In 2011, sixty one percent (61%) of the funds awarded were to assist breast cancer patients and their families with rent or mortgage payments. Twenty eight (28%)  of the funds went to pay for individuals utilities, while seven percent (7%) went for medical expenses and four percent (4%) helped retain health insurance for breast cancer patients. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Mary Taylor Smith
Company Affiliation MyGenetx
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email marytaylorhyde@gmail.com
Board Members
Mrs. Christine Forte Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Dawn Grimes Autobody AdvantageVoting
Ms. Patricia Hairston Global Supply Chain SolutionsVoting
Mrs. Liz Hobbs GenentechVoting
Mrs. Connie Leifheit Community VolunteerVoting
Ms Amanda Mathis BridgestoneVoting
Mr. Jonathan Parker ParallonVoting
Mrs. Andrea Pennington Community VounteerVoting
Mr. Zack Smith Vice President RetiredVoting
Mrs. Kim Spann AttorneyVoting
Mrs. Marcella Tudeen Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs Teresa Walkup SecretaryInnovative Business Poducts IBPVoting
Mrs. Teresa Walkup Innovative Business ProductsVoting
Mr. Kenny Warner HCA HealthcareVoting
Mrs. Kris Wiese Past PresidentIngram Content GroupVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Development / Fund Raising
Special Events
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability & Medical Malpractice
Directors & Officers Policy
Special Event Liability
Additional Board Members
Dr. Mary Gingrass Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville
Dr. Alan Henry
Dr. Robin Williams
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Jami Wright Eller
Term Start Mar 2007
Email jami@tbcc.org
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? No
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 4
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Jan 2014
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $350,000.00
Projected Expenses $350,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$148,700$138,114$111,999
Administration Expense$61,624$72,537$115,566
Fundraising Expense$45,757$63,756$4,530
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.161.051.18
Program Expense/Total Expenses58%50%48%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue18%57%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$486,273$441,428$423,057
Current Assets$484,199$438,172$418,514
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$8,426$3,808$1
Total Net Assets$477,847$437,620$423,056
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities57.46115.07418514.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $140,567Contributions, Gifts and Grants $78,355Fundraising Events $153,896
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $114,854Noncash Contributions $34,732Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $83,494
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNoncash Contributions $36,056Fundraising Events $32,650Noncash Contributions $35,697
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
2018 Permit
Organization Comments
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the 990.
990 prepared by Blankenship CPA Group, PLLC.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 1/26/17.
Nonprofit Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition
Address 3939 Old Hickory Blvd
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Primary Phone (615) 377-8777
Contact Email jami@tbcc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jami Wright Eller
Board Chair Mrs Mary Taylor Smith
Board Chair Company Affiliation MyGenetx
Year of Incorporation 1998

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