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The 1872 Society

Since our founding in 1872, Chambliss Center for Children has been blessed with the opportunity to shape the lives of many generations of Chattanoogans. As we look ahead, we invite you to help us impact the future of our community by joining the 1872 Society.

Joining the 1872 Society

We believe the saying holds true that, “the measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” By including Chambliss Center for Children in your estate plans, you will help ensure that Chattanooga will always be known as a place that cares for its weakest citizens.

If you have already made a planned gift to our agency, we would first like to thank you. We would also ask that you inform us of this gift so that we can recognize you for your generosity. We have included a letter of intent form above that you can fill out to officially become part of the 1872 Society. For more information, contact our Development Officer, Racie Hoffman, at or 423.468.1139.

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“Winston Churchill once said, 'it’s always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.' Through estate planning with Chambliss Center for Children, we may not can see where our money will be spent in the future, but we know that it will continue to be used to enrich the lives of the children and their families that pass through their doors. We are privileged to be able to give a planned gift that will live on to an organization that has held a special place in our hearts.”

- Myra & Lee F.