Lendlease (US) Community Fund is a nonprofit organization that focuses its efforts on supporting the military men and women who live in homes and neighborhoods we've built, as well as supporting the communities where our employees work and live.

We support community growth and development by funding projects that address community challenges in the areas of housing, education, health, economic development and environmental sustainability, and create or support programming that improves the quality of life for military families who sacrifice so much for us.
Partners & Sponsors

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Interested sponsors, complete this form and send to llcommfund@lendlease.com

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MILITARY HOMEFRONT FUNDING
Providing a grassroots platform for Lendlease (US) Community Fund, Military HomeFront Funding distributes $180,000 each year to serve the communities where we have a presence. Tierra Vista Communities, one of our privatized military family housing community in Colorado Springs, Colorado, utilized $15,000 of Military HomeFront Funding in 2015 to revitalize the athletic facilities at a local high school. Knox Hills donated $3,000 to the Fort Knox Chapter of the American Red Cross to stock the Red Cross Santa’s Workshop for needed toys and other gifts. Santa’s Workshop is for military families who meet certain criteria, and gives them the opportunity to get toys and stocking stuffers for family members free of charge. During the 2015 holidays, Atlantic Marine Corps Communities (AMCC) donated $500 to the Camp Lejeune chapter of Toys for Tots, and helped families in need choose the perfect toys for their little ones. In Nashville, the EANGTN Auxiliary Soldier Airman Relief Fund received $4,000 for the Tennessee National Guard Family Assistance Program. The donation was used to purchase gift cards for service men and women who struggle with simple monthly bills including utilities, gas or groceries. Military HomeFront Funding has provided integral capital for outreach and community relations.
BLUESTAR SCHOLARSHIPS
Lendlease (US) Community Fund created BlueStar Scholarships in 2012, providing $5,000 scholarships to deserving high school students who attend DoD high schools on military installations where Lendlease has a presence. BlueStar Scholarships has committed nearly $300,000 to eligible students to date.
NFL SALUTE TO SERVICE GAME
Each year, Lendlease (US) Community Fund partners with the NFL and Tennessee Titans to celebrate veterans with the annual Salute to Service game. Lendlease (US) Community Fund President Phillip Carpenter presented leadership from Fort Campbell with the game ball at the 2015 celebration, and members of the 101st Airborne presented a large American flag as honor guards from each branch marched their respective colors.
COURAGE BEYOND
Lendlease (US) Community Fund served as the presenting sponsor at the annual Beyond the Battlefield 5k/10k for four years, benefiting Courage Beyond a community for those facing post-traumatic stress disorder and other invisible wounds of war who gain access to vital in-person counselling, online support groups, retreats and a nationwide 24/7 crisis line.
ARMED SERVICES YMCA
Campbell Crossing donated $25,000 to rebuild Backdoor Boutique, a free thrift store for E1-E5 families stationed at Fort Campbell. The money was donated on behalf of the Lendlease (US) Community Fund, and went toward renovations and upgrades to the building facilities.
FORT CAMPBELL 9/11 MONUMENT
A piece of the South Tower that fell on September 11, 2001, was donated to Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services. Lendlease (US) Community Fund donated the American Black Granite base to display the priceless artifact, which is still proudly exhibited at Fort Campbell Headquarters Fire Station.
OPERATION SHOWER
Operation Shower is an organization that hosts group baby showers for spouses of active duty and deployed service members across the country. Lendlease (US) Community Fund has donated more than $85,000 to the organization.
OPERATION STAND DOWN TENNESSEE
Lendlease (US) Community Fund donated $27,000 to the organization’s Capital Fund for building renovations and improvements. This organization operates a Service Center providing and/or coordinating a variety of services to all veterans and their families with special emphasis on those who are homeless. Lendlease (US) Community Fund has been a trusted partner for over eight years.
K9S FOR WARRIORS
K9s for Warriors aims to empower service members to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. Dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as result of military service post 9/11. Lendlease (US) Community Fund gave $40,000 to the organization and as part of the contribution, sponsored a service canine to ensure more service members will benefit form the healing power of animal companionship. 

Board Members

BRUCE ANDERSON - Executive General Manager, Environmental Americas

WILLIAM “BILL” WOLLINGER - Chief Operating Officer, Winn Companies

JERRY SCHMITZ - Regional General Manager, Communities

PETE SIMS - Regional General Manager, Communities

AOLE ANSARI - Executive General Manager, Healthcare Development

KATHLEEN “KITT” MURNEY - Regional General Manager, Communities

GRETCHEN GRIFFIN - General Manager, Lodging

 

Officers

PHILLIP CARPENTER - President

MATTHEW GARRETT - Vice President

DAN HOLCOMB - Treasurer

JENNIFER HORNE - Secretary

JOE SEMERARO - Assistant Treasurer

KEVIN DAVIS - Assistant Secretary

MERYL EXLEY - Marketing

Contact Us

For more information on Lendlease (US) Community Fund corporate giving program, or if you are an organization located in one of our communities and in need of support, please call 615-324-8800 or email us below.

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