Positively Giving Society
Join the Positively Giving Society
Positively Living & Choice Health Network has become one of East Tennessee’s premier public health nonprofits, and the demand for our services has never been greater. We have realized the need to strengthen and recognize the community of individuals and families who have the inclination and capacity to support our most critical needs and initiatives through an annual giving club: the Positively Giving Society.
Supporters who give $1,000 or more are entitled to membership in our Positively Giving Society, a distinguished group of donors committed to safeguarding health, equity, and hope throughout East Tennessee. Individuals may also fulfill their annual pledge by making monthly payments of $84 for 12 months.
Thank you. Your support will help us deliver our programs and services to thousands of individuals and families across Tennessee.
Positively Giving Society Members
The Positively Giving Society is a distinguished community of donors who, with an annual gift of $1,000 or more, advances our vision of health, equity, and hope, and practice of delivering public health services to East Tennessee’s most vulnerable and underserved citizens.
Thank you to our 2021 members!
Steve Drevik & LeeAnn Rogers
East Tennessee AIDS Fund
East Tennessee Foundation
Dan & Moira Ely
Rick Fox & Ralph Cianelli
Avery G. Howard
Tyler Janow & Dr. Anthony Wilson
Maureen Dunn McBride
Shelley & Jimmy Rodefer
Ted Smith & David Butler
John Z.C. Thomas
Dr. John Winemiller & Dr. Robert Hinde
Benefits & Impact
We want to honor your support. With your annual commitment of $1,000 or more, you will receive new, unique Positively Giving Society benefits that include:
- Our moniker ‘I stand for health, equity, and hope’ soft enamel pin and sticker.
- Invitation to an exclusive annual Positively Giving Society event (when it is safe to gather!)
- Public recognition on our website, newsletters, and at our annual People of Courage luncheon.
- Special acknowledgment in the annual report.
- Select volunteer opportunities, program tours, donor spotlights, and more.
- 20% of adults in Tennessee experience mental illness; it is more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
In 2019 we provided 754 individuals with case management services. Our emergency aid services include food, transportation, and rental support, to avoid eviction and help stop homelessness before it occurs. We have licensed social workers and therapists on staff.
- Approximately 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today. About 14% of them (1 in 7) don’t know it and need testing.
In 2019, 94% of our HIV-positive clients reached viral suppression, meaning the virus can no longer be transmitted to others and clients are able to live longer, healthier lives.
- From 2014 to 2018, drug overdose deaths in Tennessee increased 44%. Even though the number of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses decreased in 2018, overdoses due to heroin and fentanyl have continued to rise. 1,818 Tennesseans died of a drug overdose in 2018.
Our Harm Reduction program works to mitigate and prevent drug-related harms to the individual and their family, and focuses on preventing fatal overdoses, injuries, infection, and the transmission of HIV and HCV. From January to August 2020, we enrolled 704 new participants and served 3,487 unique individuals.
For more information, contact Jessica Langer at Jessica@positively-living.org.