As a longtime board member and supporter of this organization, as well as a past president, I have seen firsthand the ways CEF is impacting the lives of Collierville teachers and students. Since our inception, we’ve given more than $1.4 million dollars in grants to Collierville teachers – which has enhanced the vitality of our community.
I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to lead this organization into another successful year, and am eager to support the ambitious educational goals of Collierville teachers.
The Town of Collierville only had three public schools when CEF was founded in 1997. Today it has nine. We decided our organization needed to evolve in order to support that growth. That’s why, this year, the board approved the Proposal for Growth –– a plan for creating structural changes that will enable CEF to expand our fundraising capabilities. Our ultimate goal is to fund every eligible grant submitted by teachers each year.
The entire CEF board remains committed to the organization’s mission of giving teachers the tools they need to enhance and enrich education in our schools. In order to do this, we need your support. It is my hope that you will help CEF support Collierville Schools’
Thank you to our families, teachers, administrators and the broader Collierville community who are doing everything they can to ensure the success of our terrific education system. Our collaborative efforts will only enhance the already bright future of Collierville Schools. I am excited to see what is next. 

Chuck Lesnick