Last year, the Ayers Foundation Scholarship Program funded $1.4 million in scholarships for students in Tennessee’s rural counties of Decatur, Henderson, Perry and Unicoi. And college counselors working for the Foundation secured another $6 million. The mission of Jim and…Read More
The Heart of the Foundation
The Ayers Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Tennessee. We believe this is best accomplished by positively affecting the fields of Education, Conservation and Social Welfare.
The Ayers Foundation is a Proud Partner of
We are proud to partner with the state of Tennessee as Tennessee Promise mentors that advocate for student success and encourage community service within the five counties we serve.
I want to thank each of you for all the support, help, and encouragement you give to all the students and parents. The love for the students shows through all you do! Our community is blessed beyond words for the Ayers Foundation!
“The Ayers Foundation is absolutely changing futures for students in Unicoi County. Their partnership has been a game changer for our entire community.”
“From the moment you walk in the door, the Ayers counselors treat you like family. They always have an answer for any problem, and if they aren’t sure, they know someone who can find out.”
Their staff keeps the faculty well informed so we can help students better, and the bottom line is this: If there is a penny out there, they will find it, and make sure the students have done their part to get it!
Tennessee wants to spend more than $3.5 million next year to improve the state's principal pipeline. Gov. Bill Haslam said the money, earmarked in his January budget proposal, will be used for three principal leadership initiatives — preparation, retention and…Read More
One of the biggest concerns for educators at the state and local level in 2018 is making sure classes and curriculua in their schools adequately prepare students for the job field. The University of Memphis’ Lambuth campus hosted a summit…Read More