Through Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit we connect leaders, unify the body, and mobilize people to transform Lexington into a city for God.
LLF’s founding leaders felt that the first action should be to pray. A team of intercessory prayer leaders developed The Trumpet to focus strategic prayer for our city. Next, a survey of inner-city ministry leaders and social service providers was undertaken to determine the pressing needs facing our city which were not currently being addressed by any other agency. The overwhelming cry was for help with children and youth. As a result, Read to Succeed (RTS) was begun in the Fall of 2000, following a model program in Memphis and engaging a group of motivated volunteers. Many of the initial volunteers continue to be involved in RTS to this day.
LLF’s growth to date has occurred as a result of God’s blessing on our efforts. Other significant factors have included the involvement of volunteers from across a wide section of our city, grass-roots community awareness efforts and development of a track record of success. Our national affiliate, Leadership Foundations, has provided on-going professional development, networking and other support.
I am pleased with the work our team has been able to accomplish. Since it was founded, one of the strategies of Lexington Leadership Foundation has been to partner with local churches and organizations in order to impact the most vulnerable in our city. In the process of working together towards a common goal, we build unity among the diverse parts.
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In general, LLF programs work in partnership with other agencies, ministries, congregations and volunteers to deliver services to at-risk youth and families.
LLF’s governance structure includes a 12-member Board of Directors that meets seven times per year, led by chair Dr. John Withers and is composed of business, civic and community leaders committed to our values and who bring a variety of skills and resources to the organization.
Our staff is overseen by CEO Eric Geary, a visionary with enthusiasm and significant leadership experience, who reports to the board of directors. LLF has comprehensive policies and procedures in place, including personnel policies and those concerning conflict of interest. LLF has established fiscal controls to successfully manage our annual budget of approximately $1M.
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Eric has been on staff at LLF since December 2005 and has served in the roles of Program Manager, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Eric graduated from Johnson Bible College in 1995 with a degree in Youth Ministry and Christian Education. Following college, he served in multiple capacities at an urban youth ministry in Knoxville, TN for 10 years. Eric's working to soon complete a Master’s Degree from Bakke University.
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