The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Foundation, responsible for administrative policy and the authorization of all grants.

Each of the members brings his or her own experience and background, whether in business, community service, law, education, finance or other areas to bear on the direction of the Foundation’s work. Their experience with local issues and knowledge of changing economic and social conditions sharpens their ability to function on behalf of the Foundation. It is their responsibility to represent the donors’ interests, to support grantee partners, and to ensure through the years a most advantageous application of grant dollars.

Lyle Beasley, Chair
Christine Karbowiak Vanek, Vice Chair
Sara Finley, Secretary
Andrew May, Treasurer
Hal Cato, CEO
Will AlexanderJack O. Bovender, Jr.
Hugh AtkinsonCharles W. Cook, Jr.
Jamie CheekRonald L. Corbin
Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr.Bob Corker
Beth DeBaucheJana Davis
Shari DennisMark Emkes
Sara FinleyRichard J. Eskind
Julie FristFarzin Ferdowsi
Herb FritchJohn D. Ferguson
Eddie GeorgeStephen F. Flatt
Jim GingrichBen G. Freeland
Max GoldbergThomas F. Frist, Jr.
Ray GuzmanAlberto R. Gonzales
R. Milton JohnsonJosé D. González
Cary MackKerry Graham
Will MorrowCarl T. Haley
Turner Nashe, Jr.Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Larry PapelCarol O. Hudler
Dee PatelCatherine Jackson
Courtney RossDecosta Jenkins
Wayne SmithWilliam C. Koch, Jr.
Paul StumbKevin P. Lavender
Gail WilliamsEllen E. Lehman
Jay WilliamsRobert S. Lipman
Alan YoungBert Mathews
Donna D. Nicely
Susan Simons
Deborah Taylor Tate
Charles A. Trost
Jack Turner
Steve Underwood
Betsy Walkup
Jerry B. Williams