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.

Susan W. Simons, Chairman
Jana J. Davis, Secretary
Decosta E. Jenkins, Treasurer
Ellen E. Lehman, President
Will AlexanderJudy Liff Barker
Lyle BeasleyJack O. Bovender, Jr.
Jamie CheekCharles W. Cook, Jr.
Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr.Ronald L. Corbin
Beth DeBaucheRichard J. Eskind
Shari DennisFarzin Ferdowsi
Mark EmkesJohn D. Ferguson
Rod EssigStephen F. Flatt
Ben G. FreelandThomas F. Frist, Jr.
Julie FristAlberto R. Gonzales
Herb FritchJoel C. Gordon
Max GoldbergKerry Graham
Jose D. GonzalesJames S. Gulmi
Ray GuzmanCarl T. Haley
Mark GwynAubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Robert S. LipmanCarol O. Hudler
Will MorrowCatherine Jackson
Larry PapelWilliam C. Koch, Jr.
Wayne SmithKevin P. Lavender
Paul StumbRalph W. Mosley
Steve UnderwoodDonna D. Nicely
Stephaine H. WalkerBen R. Rechter
Jay WilliamsDeborah Taylor Tate
Alan YoungCharles A. Trost
Deborah F. Turner
Jack B. Turner
Betsy Walkup
David Williams, II
Jerry B. Williams