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Excellence in Leadership Foundation

About the Fund

The Tennessee National Guard Excellence in Leadership Foundation is a certified 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation that provides support for enhancing resilience and readiness of the Tennessee National Guard. The Foundation provides support to Guardsmen and their families for career and leadership development opportunities in any career path by providing aid in educational and institutional materials and training.  It also provides “gap” assistance to those Guardsmen who may require assistance if federal and/or state programs do not provide aid when needed to deal with hardships such as medical crises, drug counseling, and marital and family counseling.

To Apply for Support

To apply for support, please fill out the application form and email it to:

Requests can also be made by printing the request form and mailing it to the Board of Directors, Tennessee National Guard Excellence In Leadership Corporation at 718 Thompson Lane, Suite 108-448, Nashville, Tennessee 37204.  Be sure to include all the supporting information along with a contact number and email.  Upon review, the Board will provide a written response to each request.

To Make a Donation

The fund is managed by the Community Fund of Greater Memphis (CFGM) and donations may be made through their interactive website (  Visit the CFGM website for donations and general questions.

Donating is easy:

  1. Credit card via phone at (901) 722-00252.
  2. Online at$181680_hash$6014e4acf9a20830f3d5788717ce5dd1b6288a25/Default.aspx
  3. By check mailed to:  Community Foundation of Greater Memphis   C/O Tennessee National Guard Excellence In Leadership Fund   1900 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

Remember all donations or gifts are tax exempt!

For more information contact Rachel Cheek, Director of Donor Services, at (901) 722-0038.

Contact Us

Tennessee National Guard Excellence In Leadership Foundation

718 Thompson Lane

Suite 108-448

Nashville, Tennessee 37204

Phone:  (615) 313-0851


Tennessee National Guard Excellence in Leadership Foundation