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The Board

  • Chet Mann, Chairman
  • Kirk J. Bradley, Past Chairman
  • Peggy Golden, Secretary
  • S. Wilson Cox, Treasurer
  • Karen Foushee-Cameron
  • Mark Davenport
  • Vicki Haislip
  • Bill Horner III
  • Jamie Kelly
  • Kel Normann
  • Donnie Oldham
  • George Perkins
  • Don Perry
  • Robert Reives, ll
  • Rex Scott
  • Temple Sloan
  • Dennis Wicker
  • Sam Wornom


In seven years the Foundation raised more than a million dollars that will directly impact the future of Lee County.

The Lee County Education Foundation (LCEF) was organized in June 2003 by a group of dedicated local citizens. The Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation, came about after years of community wide discussion regarding the need for funds to support innovative, research based educational programs in the Lee County, NC schools. The vision is to create an excellent public school system that graduates students well prepared for the 21st century workplace.

The Foundation is managed by a part-time Executive Director who reports to a 16 member Board of Directors.  Foundation offices are located at 513 Wicker St.  Sanford, NC.

Lee County Education Foundation Chairman Kirk Bradley speaks with a media member at The Head of Class Project launch.

The mission of the Foundation is to mobilize financial resources and fund programs that are highly likely to improve Lee County student achievement. Additionally, funding an endowment to insure the long-term growth and development of the organization remains a goal.

Since its inception the LCEF has funded over $200,000 of programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  Lee County public school teachers and students in grades K-12 have benefited from reading, math, social studies, science and career related programs as a direct result of LCEF disbursements.


Jeff Moss, Superintendent, Lee County Schools
Bob Joyce, President, Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce