Financial Partners and Servant Leaders
Supporting the Mission

Purpose of this Page

To assist funding partners to assess how our mission matches with theirs so we serve with synergy.

Please help us give thanks to these foundations, corporations, and individual donors for helping us create impact on students and state:

Funding Partners since 2012 as 501 (c)(3)

  • Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Wal-Mart Foundation
  • Tribal Council and Foundation of Poarch Creek Indians
  • Google
  • Alabama Power Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • City of Birmingham
  • John and Virginia Hornsby Fund
  • Protective Foundation
  • Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  • Welch Hornsby
  • Joe Lee Griffin Foundation
  • Trustees: Bob Barefield, Stretch Dunn, Melvin Smith, David Dyson
  • Donors: John Hornsby, Terry Slaughter, Maj. Jeff Brown (USA Ret),
    Dr. Susan Gubert, Barbara Weeks Minor, Brian & Linda Parker,
    Scott & Linda Parker, Bill & Debbie Weeks
  • Donations for books and posters: American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • Association Members and volunteers supporting education, events, radio, tv, online media.
  • Kyle Crider, webmaster
  • Lamar Outdoor donated billboards in 2012 for America’s Veterans Day Started in Alabama campaign
  • Dozens of donors have supported the Compassion Ranch animals.

Plan and Priorities Needing Partners

People Serving and Supporting

About Life Leaders and our Mission

Information for Financial Partners

IRS Letter Granting 501(c)(3) and Donations Deductible

Sponsors and Donors supporting Programs 1992-2012

  • Trustees: Bob Barefield, Stretch Dunn, David Dyson, Johnny Johnson, Hack Sain
  • National Endowment for the Public Trust
  • Association Members

National Leadership Seminars presenting Dr. Stephen Covey (1993), Dr. Ken Blanchard (1994), Mr. Hyrum Smith and Dr. Denis Waitley (1995) hosted at Birmingham-Southern College

  • BellSouth
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Parisian
  • Protective Life
  • Southern Company Services
  • Personal Leadership Association (now Life Leaders)
  • Trustees since 1992: Mr. Johnny Johnson, Mr. Hack Sain, Col. Stretch Dunn (USA Retired), Col. Bob Barefield (USA Retired), Mr. Melvin Carrington Smith, Sr., Dr. Melinda Rowe, Dr. Jill Weeks, Mr. Tom Denham, Ms. Jennifer Hargett, Ms. Diana Smith, Dr. David Dyson

Life Leaders joined Guidestar on recommendation of several partners to share more information with potential funding partners, advocates, and users of our services we offer. GuideStar tells us, Life Leaders is among 2% of nonprofits who offer information transparency.

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