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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

President
Beth Koffman, MBA, CFRE

Beth Koffman, MBA, CFRE

Chief Operating Officer
Haley Wildridge

Haley Wildridge

Community Outreach Associate
Landon Taylor, MAcc

Landon Taylor, MAcc

Chief Financial Officer
Kaycee Bailey

Kaycee Bailey

Accounting Associate
Haylee Criswell

Haylee Criswell

Donor Services Associate
Our Board
Ensuring The Foundation's success both now and in the future.
Jeb Campbell, Chair
Greg Alexander, Vice Chair
Dr. Tim Crossett, Secretary
Nancy Nanney, Treasurer
Bill Buckley, Immediate Past Chair
Keli McAlister, Allocations Committee Chair
Bobby Walden, Nominations Committee Chair
Kathy Watts, Finance Committee Chair
Derrick Britt
Dr. Sandra Dee
Donna Frankland
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 Foundation provides them with administrative support.

Bolivar

Camden

Dyer County

Henderson County

Humboldt

Milan

Trenton

Weakley County

Our donors help make this possible.

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Our Impact

$
53
m
Assets under management across 495 Funds
$
4.2
m
Grants, assistance, scholarships awarded in 2023
$
272
k
in community grants
awarded since 2016
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Donors look for greater accountability, transparency, and concrete results from the charities they support. You can have confidence when you trust The 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.

The Foundation’s Tax ID:

58-1671241