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 monitor grantees, and to ensure through the years a most advantageous application of grant dollars.

Decosta E. Jenkins, Chair
Jack B. Turner, Secretary
Lyle Beasley, Treasurer
Ellen E. Lehman, President
Will AlexanderJudy Liff Barker
Hugh AtkinsonJack O. Bovender, Jr.
Jamie CheekCharles W. Cook, Jr.
Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr.Ronald L. Corbin
Beth DeBaucheSenator Bob Corker
Shari DennisRichard J. Eskind
Mark EmkesFarzin Ferdowsi
Sara FinleyJohn D. Ferguson
Julie FristStephen F. Flatt
Herb FritchBen G. Freeland
Eddie GeorgeThomas F. Frist, Jr.
Jim GingrichAlberto R. Gonzales
Max Goldberg
Ray GuzmanJoel C. Gordon
Christine KarbowiakKerry Graham
Cary MackCarl T. Haley
Andy MayAubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Will MorrowCarol O. Hudler
Dr. Turner Nashe, Jr.Catherine Jackson
Larry PapelWilliam C. Koch, Jr.
Dee PatelKevin P. Lavender
Wayne SmithRobert S. Lipman
Holly SullivanBert Mathews
Paul StumbRalph W. Mosley
Gail WilliamsDonna D. Nicely
Jay WilliamsBen R. Rechter
Alan YoungSusan Simons
Deborah Taylor Tate
Charles A. Trost
Steve Underwood
Betsy Walkup
Jerry B. Williams