According to Foundation historian and local attorney Harvey Sproul, the foundation was created in answer to community needs in 1988. “For many years the Loudon County Chamber of Commerce listed education as a priority in this community. It was in direct response to this need that the Chamber created the Education Foundation to offer support to the education system in Loudon County,” said Sproul.
Board Members, Director of Loudon County Schools Mr. Mike Garren and Director of Lenoir City Schools Dr. Jeanne Barker see the value in the support that the Foundation provides to students and teachers in all school districts.
Currently, the Education Foundation offers scholarships to students, and classroom grants to teachers, conducts the annual Young Achievers Award Ceremony, holds an annual essay contest for grades 3 – 8, and facilitates funding for both the City and County school systems. The Foundation is the host organization for Imagination Library for Loudon County. Leadership Loudon County is also a part of the excellent package of programs offered by the Education Foundation.
Jim Lang, Chairman
Ben Campbell, Chairman Elect
Dr. Rasmus Dyhr, Treasurer
Joel Malone, Secretary
Mike Garren, Director of Loudon County Schools
Dr. Jeanne Barker, Director of Lenoir City Schools
LaVonne Barbour, Representing Mayor Tony Aikens
Mayor Buddy Bradshaw
Mayor Jeff Harris
Chamber President Rodney Grugin
Michele Lewis, Executive Director
Linda Keck, Administrative Assistant