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Our MIssion

To strengthen the health and well-being of the communities we serve through support of philanthropic initiatives.

Vision & History
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Our vision & history

The Community Foundation of West Tennessee was established in 1985 to strengthen the health and well-being of our region by serving as a catalyst for positive changes in the arts, education, healthcare, and other causes. We enhance the quality of life for local residents by supporting programs, initiatives, and organizations serving rural West Tennessee.

Philanthropy Team
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Dr. Frank McMeen, CFRE

Dr. Frank McMeen, CFRE

Beth Koffman, MBA, CFRE

Beth Koffman, MBA, CFRE

Chief Operating Officer
Gary Rothstein, MBA

Gary Rothstein, MBA

Chief Financial Officer
Haley Fortune

Haley Fortune

Community Outreach Associate
Haylee Criswell

Haylee Criswell

Donor Services Associate
Kaycee Bailey

Kaycee Bailey

Accounting Associate
Our Board
Ensuring the Community Foundation's success both now and in the future.
Jeb Campbell, Chair
Greg Alexander, Vice Chair
Dr. Tim Crossett, Secretary
Bill Buckley, Immediate Past Chair
Keli McAlister, Allocations Committee Chair
Bobby Walden, Nominations Committee Chair
Derrick Britt
Dr. Sandra Dee
Donna Frankland
Lynne Henning
Young Kim
Dr. Marlon King
Darren Lykes
Andrew Long
Tina Mercer
Dr. Lee Murray
Judge Nathan Pride
Dr. Molly Rheney
Darlette Samuels
‍Jay Satterfield
Bill White
Dr. Art Woods

Our Affiliates

Our chapters support a variety of charitable purposes and organizations within their communities across West Tennessee. A local advisory board is appointed and has the responsibility for fundraising and grant-making in their geographic area while the Community Foundation provides them with administrative support.



Dyer County

Henderson County




Weakley County

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Our Impact

Assets under management across 485 Funds
Grants, assistance, scholarships awarded in 2023
in community grants
awarded since 2016
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Make A difference

Donors look for greater accountability, transparency, and concrete results from the charities they support. You can have confidence when you trust the Community Foundation for your philanthropy that our work, governance, and policies strive for the highest level of transparency and best practices. We are proud to have earned Guidestar’s Gold Seal of Transparency. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

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