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Lipscomb University partners with leading organizations in Tennessee and nationally to create transformative educational experiences that equip students for purposeful lives.

The work of educating students and transforming lives in the context of a Christ-centered community requires a strong network of partners who support and expand opportunities for students to learn, lead and serve. Through innovative academic programs and missional alignment to lift up others and magnify the best in everyone, these organizations empower us to live out our mission and vision.

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With a guiding principle to provide people with rewarding employment opportunities, Amazon's corporate model is built around the idea that strong leadership is valued, and the College of Leadership & Public Service at Lipscomb University appreciates Amazon's support and encouragement of leadership development in Tennessee.

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The Ayers Foundation

The Jim & Janet Ayers Foundation believes that the prosperity of Tennessee’s residents is a result of education, environmental protection and social welfare. Due to their firm conviction and dedication to continuing to develop a strong Tennessee, The Ayers Foundation was the first to fund Lipscomb University's Regional Scholars Program in the College of Leadership & Public Service.

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The Bill and Crissy Haslam Foundation

The Bill and Crissy Haslam Foundation offers investments in projects that are results driven with a focus on assisting children, people and families that experience systemic injustice. The foundation backs organizations led by outstanding executives who have a passion for giving back and an eye for success. We appreciate their partnership in supporting the Regional Scholars Program.

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The Boyd Foundation

The Boyd Foundation supports excellent education, active youth programs, ongoing animal welfare, vital mental health, and flourishing arts and cultural groups. They make investments in organizations that rely on empirical data and acts as an innovation hub to foster the development of fresh concepts and programs that will benefit our neighborhood.

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The Ezell Family Foundation

For centuries, the Ezell family and Lipscomb University have been connected by their desire to share the blessings that God has given them. The sponsorship of leadership development through the Ezell Family Foundation will carry on their legacy of fostering a prosperous and powerful Tennessee. They have contributed to the success of Lipscomb's College of Leadership & Public Service.

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Farm Credit Mid-America

The success of our rural farming areas is significant to Tennessee's economic foundation. Farm Credit Mid-America's slogan, "Securing the future of rural communities and agriculture," reflects their conviction that strong community leaders bring together the knowledge of business and agriculture. The College of Leadership & Public Service at Lipscomb University is grateful for their support of leadership development across Tennessee.

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Financial Planning Association & Middle TN Chapter (FPA)

For people involved in financial planning, the Financial Planning Association® is the premier membership organization. FPA is your planning partner, assisting you in achieving your goal of a fulfilling career through practice support, education, advocacy and networking. 

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Gospel Music Association

Through live events, TV, radio, content production and media engagement, the Gospel Music Association reaches millions of people with the message of Christian and Gospel music. The GMA Dove Awards, hosted annually by Lipscomb University, have recognized exceptional work and quality in Christian and Gospel music.

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John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation supports work that transcends disciplinary, religious and geographic boundaries. The Foundation has funded Lipscomb University's Tokens Media—expanding the reach of services, which include a podcast, web programs, and a philosophical and theological variety show that is broadcast throughout the Nashville region.

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The Kern Family Foundation

The Kern Family Foundation is an organization that makes systemic investments in order to improve the quality of life with initiatives emphasizing character development, high-quality education, and fostering an entrepreneurial attitude. The foundation has given Lipscomb University's College of Education and College of Bible & Ministry grants to create leadership development programs that emphasizes character and academic excellence in the next generation of leaders.

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Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development

Through comprehensive education, community development and church discipleship, the Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development aspires to strengthen the church's presence in the Arab world. They have collaborated with Lipscomb's IDEAL program to offer advice and expertise in creating a program to reach students who are eager to learn but may not have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of attending college.

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Lilly Endowment Inc

The goal of Lilly Endowment Inc. is to deepen and enrich religious experiences, primarily by sponsoring initiatives that boost the vitality of congregations. Lipscomb's ENGAGE Youth Theology Initiative is a program funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. that uses shared narratives, conflict resolution techniques, active listening and constructive discourse to help young people build cultural competency, compassion and empathy.


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Metro Nashville Public Schools

To prepare students in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) who want to become teachers and build a pipeline of teacher candidates to return to the district as teachers, Lipscomb University and MNPS have established an innovative initiative called "LIFT Off to Lipscomb."

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Nashville Business Journal

Featuring business executives that have an impact on the local economy, the Nashville Business Breakfast is a quarterly networking event sponsored by Lipscomb University and the Nashville Business Journal. The gathering offers a chance to network with colleagues and hear a timely conversation with a local business executive.

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Nashville Reads

Nashville Reads unites the entire city every year to read outstanding books, expanding our horizons as readers and igniting conversation. Nashville Reads collaborates with the annual Lipscomb University College of Education’s Building Equity and Engagement series to host a conversation on local authors.

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Nashville State Community College

To provide community college students with a more affordable option for earning a four-year degree, Lipscomb University and Nashville State Community College have partnered to provide a dual admission program. Lipscomb is the only private college in Tennessee that offers this opportunity to community college students.

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National Association for Charitable Gift Planners

The National Association for Charitable Gift Planners provides members with resources, advocacy and education to enhance and improve their work and careers. They are a strong network of specialists in gift planning at all levels, including the pioneers who established our industry and those who will change both our business and the world.

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Nissan has partnered up with Lipscomb to create the Nissan AERO (Accelerated Engineering Readiness Opportunity) program within the Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering for aspiring engineers. This program takes a holistic approach by training high school seniors (rising college freshmen), rising seniors, transfers, and veterans in crucial math and engineering skills.

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Project 658

According to Project 658, serving our neighbors can help us change the world because of how much Christ loves us. They are a Christ-centered, all-encompassing ministry that helps at-risk families in Charlotte, North Carolina, become sustainable through programs, with a special emphasis on the immigrant and refugee communities. Lipscomb has partnered with Project 658 to host Nashville's All-Sports Camp.

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Volunteer State Community College

A public, comprehensive community college, Volunteer State Community College is a strong partner with Lipscomb University in making an impact on our community. Thanks to a new collaboration with Lipscomb University's online program, Vol State students have a new route to obtaining a bachelor's degree, enabling students to continue with their academic aspirations after they graduate.

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