About Us

Who We Are

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. 

Your Education. Our Mission.

Our Involvement

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.

We Offer

  • Scholarships to students and classroom grants to teachers
  • Funding for both City and County school systems.

We Host

  • The annual Young Achievers Award Ceremony
  • An annual essay contest for grades 3 – 8 
  • The Imagination Library for Loudon County

Meet Our Team

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

Jay Bacon

Paul Boyles

David Browder

Sandra Day

Jeremy Dunlap

Missy Garner

Myra Grindle

Lisa Grugin

John Holmes

Dana Jarrett

Kristy Johnson

Jeremy LaDuke

Jennifer Malone

Chris Pickell

Susan Williams

Wayne Miller

Harvey Sproul

LaVonne Barbour, Representing Mayor Tony Aikens

Mayor Buddy Bradshaw

Mayor Jeff Harris

Chamber President Rodney Grugin

Michele Lewis, Executive Director

Linda Keck, Administrative Assistant 

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