Founded in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the
Loudon County Education Foundation is dedicated to our mis-
sion: Investing in education in Loudon County by
enriching lifelong learning,
development and emphasizing
Total LCEF Contributions
business and community
to Education in Lenoir
participation in education.
City and Loudon County
The Board and staff work to
ensure the success of this mission
2012 — $62,316
by providing a range of mean-
2013 — $100,025
ingful learning opportunities to
2014 — $114,000
residents of all ages.
2015 — $86,225
With a 25-member board of
2016 — $89,416
directors that meet monthly, the
2017 — $95,543
Foundation has support from
2018 — $93,372
Superintendents from both the
2019 — $82,500
county and city schools as well
as professionals from all levels of
business, industry and commu-
nity leaders who provide a unique
perspective in the operation of the Foundation.
The Young Achievers program begins with each homeroom
teacher in both the Loudon County and Lenoir City school
systems selecting a student that exhibits a dedication for
learning and is involved in their community. Out of this group,
20 grade-level winners are chosen and the four Finalists are
selected from the group of grade-level winners. Finalists from
5-6 and 7-8 grade levels are submitted to the International
Leadership Network and can be winners at a national level.
Outstanding Teacher Awards
New and experienced teachers receive outstanding teacher
awards, which encourages them to remain in the profession.
Annual Essay Contest
Students in grades 3-8 can participate in this contest that
helps prepare them for their annual writing assignment.
in Education Awards Celebration
Attended by more than 1,200 students, teachers, parents
and community members, this event honors our Young
Achievers, Essay Contest winners and Outstanding Teachers
with a reception and awards ceremony.
Banking on Education
This annual event provides the community the opportunity
to help support our school systems by funding much needed
classroom school supplies.
Great Idea! Grants
Funds raised in the community support our Great Idea!
Classroom grants. All teachers in both school systems have
the opportunity to request funds for classroom projects that
emphasize state curriculum in ways that engage students to
learn. This program provides funds to teachers for projects
that are outside the school budget.
Scholarship funds are made available through an
application process to seniors from Greenback High School,
Loudon High School and Lenoir City High School.
Leadership Loudon County
The county’s only community-based leadership program. It
was created in 1999 to educate and develop current and future
leaders. The sessions include tours of several local industries,
businesses, tourist attractions and government agencies, plus
a visit to Nashville to observe state government in action.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
LCEF is the host organization responsible for fund raising
for the Imagination Library in Loudon County. Books are
provided to Loudon County Students ages 0-5 at no charge to
the families. LCEF partners with United Way, Good Neighbors
Shoppe, Kiwanis of Tellico Village, Del Conca USA, Governor’s
Books From Birth Foundation and individual contributors
to raise the $25 per child per year to provide this benefit to
Executive Committee 2020
President, Jim Lang
Vice President, Ernie Butler
Past President, Joanna Richardson
Treasurer, Lisa Grugin
Secretary, Joel Malone
Loudon County Education Foundation
Michele R. Lewis, executive director
410 Wharf St., Loudon TN 37774
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