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What impact can you make?

Making Lives Better, Together.

The Leaders Education Foundation was formed by Leaders Credit Union in 2019 to Give Forward to our community. Giving Forward allows community-minded citizens, members, and organizations to bring educational resources and opportunities to students and educators in West Tennessee.

My Community. My Impact.

We believe every child, educator, and community member needs a champion.

Rita Pierson, highly esteemed educator and mentor said, “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

Leaders Education Foundation believes every community member deserves a champion. Leaders Education Foundation provides educational grantsscholarships, and resources to our community that support lifelong learning, workforce development, and education. We believe in empowering our community for good.  

Board of Directors

Eddie Hays


Ron Hill

Vice Chairman and Secretary

Karen Taylor


Mary Lou Adams

Board Member

Yvette Blue

Board Member

Eddie Mae Pirtle

Board Member

Stephanie Riley

Board Member

Volunteer Staff

Leigh Anne Bentley


Leigh O’Neill

Vice President

Shea Brown

Director of Community Impact

Edie Whitman

Assistant Secretary

Taylor Risley

Assistant Treasurer

Kyle West


Janet Wylie


Scott Heit


Charter Sponsors