"The greatest gift from ALF was the discussion and the understanding of what it means to truly be a servant leader. This concept has helped me so much in every aspect of life but especially in my business and community understanding of what true leadership means and why one should serve."

- Ray Killian, Class I
CEO, Simonini Builders


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The Lee Institute

The Lee Institute was founded in 1997 in honor of Bill Lee, a remarkable corporate and civic leader in the region.   The organization believes that public good is best found when a community seeks out and listens to a variety of voices and opinions.  Our work over the past 15+ years has been to help bring wider participation in all types of community work.

The Lee Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves people, organizations and communities through:

    • leadership development
    • design and management of collaborative projects
    • support of community collaboration
    • citizen involvement
    • strategic planning for nonprofits and communities

To see more about the programs and services of The Lee Institute, visit our website.

The Lee Institute and The Charlotte Region Chapter of The American Leadership Forum are part of the Lynnwood Foundation, which is a nonprofit organization established in 1996.  The Lynnwood Foundation also maintains the Duke Mansion, a historic inn and meeting place.