Tennessee Justice Center

When our Founder Ruth Ann Harnisch was a journalist, her work brought her in constant contact with evidence that low-income people have a harder time getting justice than most. So, when “Nashvillian of the Year” Gordon Bonnyman founded The Tennessee Justice Center, he knew that his Leadership Nashville classmate would be among the first to write a check.

The TJC is a nonprofit public interest law and advocacy firm. Gordon and the other attorneys at the Center take on the toughest policy issues of our times, pursuing fairness under the law for poor people when the most basic necessities of life are at stake. The TJC is now famous for holding government accountable.

In almost two decades of donor partnership, The HF team has provided coaching and support to help the TJC expand their revenue streams as our involvement has lessened.

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