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Timeless Tellico is a non-profit Foundation created to facilitate using personal and corporate donations to build and enhance recreation amenities, facilities, programs and equipment that benefit all Tellico Village residents.

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These donations are tax deductible and can be put in a general fund or earmarked for a certain project or naming rights on village structures and items. The Foundation is overseen by a volunteer board of village property owners dedicated to allocating funds in a responsible manner.

Who We Are
Board Members
What We Do
Current Projects
Donation Options
Sponsorship Opportunities
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Who We Are

Timeless Tellico Foundation (TTF) is a non-profit 501c3 group with the express mission of managing private and corporate donations to improve existing or develop new recreation and amenity facilities, programs and equipment for the Tellico Village Recreation Department.

The Foundation was created in direct response to inquiries from residents on how they could donate funds for special projects or initiatives that would enhance Tellico Village.  One of the top concerns voiced by residents in the Long Range Planning focus groups was the lack of funds available to the TVPOA for new facilities, programs and equipment.

Donor-directed funds will be used to complete projects in accordance with the expressed wishes of the donor.  If we do have unrestricted funds, the Board will consider long established “wants” expressed through the long range planning process to be considered for funding.

TTF is not a substitute for POA funding of Village needs!  The Foundation was started to enhance existing funding mechanisms to expedite desired programs, features, equipment etc that are not currently planned for in the POA budget.  Think of it as 'wants' vs 'needs'.

Tellico Village is a great place, and we’re in a good position to increase the involvement of the residents in ways that make the Village even better.  A personal connection, whether it’s through their name on a pickleball court, some donated art, or a new meeting facility, creates an atmosphere in which residents can take pride in having contributed.   

Board Members

  • Carla Johnson – President
  • Pete Kilmartin – Vice President
  • Dennis Stoner – Treasurer
  • Leslie Shuman - Secretary
  • Simon Bradbury
  • Gary Mulliner
  • Marty Inkrott (ex-officio)

What We Do

In a nutshell, the Timeless Tellico Foundation (TTF) charter is to make our village more attractive, vibrant and valuable to existing and future residents. 

The POA does a great job ensuring the village is properly managed and the villagers’ monthly dues are used effectively. Their challenge is trying to find the balance between expanding the offerings in the village with keeping the dues in check. This is where the TTF comes in.

While the TTF is still relatively new, the board’s long-term goal is to work with individuals and groups to make their dreams come true. We’re fortunate to have a bunch of passionate residents who love Tellico Village and have ideas they think would enhance our lifestyle. They’re willing to work to make these dreams come to life, and we’re excited about being able to help them get it done.

If we’re presented with an idea that makes sense and fits in with the overall future plan for Tellico Village, we’ll work with them to fine tune the project, present it for approval, and share their vision with the village. Another very important part of our part it to manage the funds for each project. 

TTF is a 501c3 corporation approved by the IRS to help ensure donations offer all the tax benefits one would expect from a non-profit group. 

Current Projects

Tennessee Orthopedics Assessments – The Timeless Tellico Foundation initiated and funded the concept of having a TOC representative at the Wellness Center every weekday for free consultations regarding exercises, pain issues and other health-related issues. This project has proved very valuable for those working out at he Wellness Center, and is also available for any resident who’d like to discuss their issues with an expert.

Trails and Parks – Another valuable asset that often goes under the radar is the number and quality of walking trails in Tellico Village. Together with the help of the POA, the Chain Gang, a group of villagers who donated their time and muscles to make our community better, has created and upgraded miles of trails and ‘pocket parks’ throughout the village.





Kayak Launch - The Soggy Bottoms Kayakers were seeking funding for a 50 foot floating dock with an EZ-Dock floating launch at the Clear Creek Boat Launch. Working together, TTF and the kayakers made it happen!

Having this conveniently located amenity will give kayakers a safer entry and exit process. Staying dry when launching the kayak will also for more comfortable kayaking well into the winter months.

The kayak launch dock is separate from the boat launch area, helping ensure the two groups can each operate without affecting the others at Clear Creek.

We are very proud we were able to bring the TVA, TRDA, the TVPOA and Tellico Community Foundation to the table to make this happen.

Be sure to stop by and see what happens when people come together to turn a vision into a reality.





Pickleball – If you've been by the Wellness Center in the past couple months you've likely seen the new structure that will be the latest addition the the Tellico Village Pickleplex! This project was started at the request of the TV Pickleball Club to add four new covered courts that will allow more people to enjoy this fast-growing sport.They’ll also be able to play in all weather conditions, day or night.

 This was an ambitious project, and we’re all excited about what this is doing for the club and for the entire village. The level of interest and excitement was so high the POA decided to participate in the funding, allowing us to have the entire facility up and running yet this year! For more information on how this project came to fruition, reach out to a TTF board member or any of the Pickleball Club leadership.




Donation Options                                     

Thank you to our current Timeless Tellico Donors. 
Your generosity allows us to contribute to the quality of life in Tellico Village.

Villagers and businesses who want to contribute to the projects listed above, to new projects they believe will make Tellico Village that much better, or to the general fund for the Foundation to use as appropriate, we have a number of ways to make it easy to donate:

  • Cash Donations – TTF donation envelopes are available at the Wellness Center and at the Rec Center. These envelopes allow for specifying how the donor would like the money used, whether it be for a particular project or for the foundation’s general fund. 
    • Please complete the information section of the envelope to make sure you get the tax acknowledgement letter, and to let us know if you’d like to be publicly recognized for your gift.
  • Credit cards - The Timeless Tellico website includes provisions for accepting credit card donations to the foundation. Like the cash donations, these can be specific to a certain project or for the general fund, and will be acknowledged with a letter from TTF for your taxes.
  • Gifts from Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) - Your IRA Custodian can work with you to donate directly to the Timeless Tellico Foundation from a QCD in a way that could lower your taxable income for that year. This type of donation can be counted towards satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution for the year. Certain restrictions apply so check with your financial expert to see if this is for you.
  • Gifts from Donor Advised Funds – Like the QCD, you can also donate to TTF through a Donor Advised Fund. This type of gift could include cash, appreciated assets, or other non-publicly traded assets. Talk with your tax advisor to see if a Donor Advised Fund would be a good vehicle for you.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Timeless Tellico Foundation has selected a number of items in the village for sponsorship opportunities. In exchange for a donation to the TTF general fund, villagers and businesses can have their inscription on a bench, flagpole, pickleball court, building or other item that will be seen and enjoyed for years to come. Contact a TTF board member to learn more about how you can memorialize your generosity.

The Foundation also has a process in place to assess and plan for any projects a villager or business may bring to us. Our goal is to work hand-in-hand with the person or group bringing the idea to us with regard to planning, POA approvals, funding, etc. We believe the foundation as well as Tellico Village will benefit more from ideas that come from passionate people, and we look forward to helping these dreams become reality.

 Timeless Tellico Foundation on TellicoLife

TellicoLife is our internet presence.  We use it for....

  • Calendar
    • Our events are published on the TellicoLife Calendar
      • Category: Community Service
      • Abbreviation: TTF
  • Join our E-List (group E-Mail)
    • View/Join our E-list on TellicoLife to receive bulletins and NewsLetters from us!
    • View our E-List  E-Mail History   (You will be prompted to Login to TellicoLife)
    • Then to Join our E-List -
        • Click the "Back to E-list" button on the Soggy Bottom E-List page
        • Turn the timeless.tellico slider bar to green
        • If you don't see it on the 1st page, change the page to display more rows
    • Emails from [email protected] will land in your email in-basket
      • You do not need to be logged onto TellicoLife to view or find your emails from us.  They will be sent directly to your email address. 
    • Replies will go to the sender
  • Donors who wish to be recognized are tagged in the TTF Donors group.
    • (This is automatically done in the TTF Donations form.  TTF Admins can add donors who submitted paper forms from the Admin site)
    • The donor list is displayed on this site
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