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We've built a small primary board of trusted friends of the founder.  Each brings something to the organization but each lacks the same important need.  A diverse perspective and outside opinion from the founders friends. To help bring in a more diverse perspective we're calling on the public to nominate potential Board of Directors members and Advisory Council members for the nonprofit. Nominees should be local or able to help locally. We will get some great nominees but we plan to review the nominees at our monthly board meetings.  So this search will not be overnight. About The Board of Directors Just as for any corporation, the board of directors of a nonprofit has three primary legal duties known as the “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience.” Duty of Care: Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all...
We're pleased to announce that we've been accepted to Google Nonprofits. This provides free services that billion dollar enterprises have access too, and nonprofits get these for free. We're working to complete our integration with Google Nonprofits but should be using them heavily within the week.
The board has expanded to include a fifth member, Anthony Hardin.  Anthony works with Apple and has experience working in legislative government as well as political campaigns.  Anthony was approved by a unanimous vote of members during a special polling conducted by Matthew Leffler, President of LFI. Anthony has been elected by the board to serve as an officer.  Anthony will lead programing and as we're a tech organization that includes technology.  Anthony's title is Vice President of Programing and Technology.  Additionally the board shuffled other officers, naming Chris Coffman, Vice President of Administration and Jimmy Ausbrooks, Vice President of Services.  Matthew Leffler remains President and interim treasurer and Chris Coffman has been named interim Secretary. The board also created several standing committees.  The Financial Committee was established to provide oversight of finances.  Matthew Leffler as interim Treasurer is not allowed to serve on this...
Leffler Foundation Inc is determined to advance the opportunities available to at risk young adults in Kentucky. It has become increasingly obvious that technical training and laptops are only useful when the recipient has a safe environment to live. To that need we’ve expanded our original program scope to include providing LGBTQ homeless or close to homeless individuals in Louisville a safe steady living environment. To better help our growing mission the Board of Directors held a members meeting May 14, 2020 in which 66% of voting members where present and by unianimous consent name Jimmy C Ausbrooks, a Kentucky mental health professional, to the Board of Directors.  Jimmy accepted this role and expands our board’s skillset to include mental health as well as technology, legal and education professionals.  The Board now has 4 seats, this now requires a 3/4 vote to pass board decisions...
Leffler Foundation Inc Name Any name that is longer than 10 letters as generally too long for public consumption.  Leffler Foundation Inc is one of these names.  While LFI is shorter and easier in logos, it’s important to retain the long form name as it carries the name of our founder and his father. The name also has begun to build a history of its own, in the use of the word Foundation.  It was originally chosen to differentiate the nonprofit purpose of the organization from other corporations. A Foundation We Are Not A foundation is actually a type of nonprofit for tax purposes.  Foundations typically receive the majority of their funding from a trust or a family.  This organization is not a foundation as defined by tax law.  This can lead to confusion and a name change would address this issue. Both have 501(c)(3)...
Diversity Policy - Leffler Foundation Inc At LHI, our goal is to create an environment where everyone—no matter their background—can succeed, feel a sense of belonging, and learn from one another.  We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion improve employee experience, helps us understand and serve our customers better, and makes us a stronger business. With the strong support of our CEO and leadership, and true passion from our employees, we strive to be an industry leader and create a culture that represents our values. Diversity This includes all the ways that individuals or groups are uniquely different from one another. At LHI, we embrace a broader definition of diversity that not only includes race, ethnicity, and gender but also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and all the other things that influence our ideas, values,...
Feb 21 2020 Leffler Foundation was established.