It is our great honor to announce, as a part of the AGAPE
Annual Fund, The Tom Burton Society.
As AGAPE’s Executive Director of 30 years, Tom Burton’s vision and leadership will be remembered and recognized for years to come through the Tom Burton Society.
Through Tom’s leadership, AGAPE grew from a small parachurch nonprofit with an annual budget of $400k to become one of the most respected and well-known charitable ministries to children and families throughout Middle Tennessee.
Today, with an annual budget of $2.5 million, AGAPE humbly serves hundreds through its social services and counseling programs each year.
Tom’s experience and vision led AGAPE to unprecedented growth through the decade of the 1990’s and 2000’s. Our commitment to providing quality services with agape love resulted in a financially beneficial state contract, an increase in professional counseling services and a healthy and generous growth in individual, corporate and foundation support.
Tom’s commitment to operational sustainability placed AGAPE in a position to do what many nonprofits were unable to do … survive the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. Even with significant reductions in donations and loss of contracts, AGAPE survived the crisis by the grace of God and His faithfulness to sustain this ministry, and through the provision of Tom’s leadership, and that of the Board of Directors.
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