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 DeBaucheBob 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 GoldbergJoel C. Gordon
Ray GuzmanKerry Graham
Christine KarbowiakCarl T. Haley
Cary MackAubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Andrew MayCarol O. Hudler
Will MorrowCatherine Jackson
Turner Nashe, Jr.William C. Koch, Jr.
Larry PapelKevin P. Lavender
Dee PatelRobert S. Lipman
Wayne SmithBert Mathews
Holly SullivanDonna D. Nicely
Paul StumbSusan Simons
Gail WilliamsDeborah Taylor Tate
Jay WilliamsCharles A. Trost
Alan YoungSteve Underwood
Betsy Walkup
Jerry B. Williams