Investment Management

Volunteer Public Education Trust

Established to allow contributions to a perpetual trust fund with the income from the fund supporting K-12 public education in Tennessee

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Give to the Future of Tennessee Public Education

The Treasury Investments Division will manage the Volunteer Public Education Trust to empower your contributions to fund K-12 public education for years to come. 

Earnings from the trust will be used to pay for special projects or programs deemed by the Commissioner of Education and the State Treasurer to improve the overall quality of the K-12 public education program. While the principal, or corpus, cannot be spent earnings from the trust can be used to provide programs or materials that would not otherwise be funded.  

Earnings from the Trust Could Provide


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Give to fund public education across Tennessee or give to provide funding to a specific school district

You can direct your contributions to fund a specific school district, creating a perpetual trust fund that could provide income to fund K-12 programs within that district.

Support K-12 public education in Tennessee!

Contribute by mail

Checks or money orders may be made out to the Volunteer Public Education Trust and mailed to the following address:

Volunteer Public Education Trust
PO Box 198865
Nashville, TN 37219-8782

Contribute online

You may also make a secure donation to the Volunteer Public Education Trust online using PayPal.

“...For those who want to give to a particular need, this is an avenue for additional contributions to be made to our public K-12 schools. I hope to see this fund grow and be used for many different needs across our state.”

- Senator Bo Watson

Empowering your Contributions through Professional Management

The Tennessee Department of Treasury uses an in-house Investments staff of more than 30 professionals with extensive education, professional training, and certifications to manage investments. This staff is dedicated to supporting state initiatives with investment management and oversight for a diverse set of programs, including:

  • Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System
  • Tennessee Promise Endowment Trust
  • State Pooled Investment Fund
  • Chairs of Excellence Trust

Learn more about Treasury Investments

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Since 2010, the Treasury Investment Division has earned more than $35.3 billion on world investment markets.

$34.5 B
$102.8 M
$444.1 M

 Printable flyer

Use this flyer—which can be printed or distributed electronically—to promote the Volunteer Public Education Trust!


 Volunteer Public Education Trust

Give to the Future of Public Education!

Want to spread the word to others about the Volunteer Public Education Trust? This one page (front and back) flyer can be downloaded and printed on demand to provide key information including:

  • Overview of the Trust
  • How a Supporter can Donate

Download the Volunteer Public Education Trust flyer

Volunteer Public Education Trust

Treasury Investments Division

Contact Us

Have questions about financial education?  We're here to help!

(615) 532-8091

 Volunteer.Trust@tn.gov

Mailing Address

Volunteer Public Education Trust
P.O. Box 198865

Nashville, TN  37219-2956