Charles Lea Center

Who We Are

Who We Are

The mission of The Charles Lea Center Foundation is to raise awareness about the Charles Lea Center and to provide funds, primarily from the private sector, to assist the Center’s mission of improving the quality of life for those with disabilities and special needs.

The Foundation was established in 1985. Donations of cash, stocks and gifts-in-kind to the CLC Foundation are generally tax deductible.

Asa Ramirez - CLC Foundation Board Member

Congratulations to The Cribb Family in memory of their father Billy Cribb, this year’s recipient of the Charles Lea Center Foundation’s Elaine T. Freeman Award

Annual Fund Drive

Each year in November, an annual fund solicitation letter is sent to a broad list of prospective donors (including past and current supporters) seeking contributions for the CLC through the Foundation. 

The Gil Hooper Society of Giving

The Charles Lea Center Foundation established the Gil Hooper Society of Giving as a leadership giving society for donors who wish to make unrestricted gifts at an amount that can make a significant impact on annual grants and operations. Named for the CLC’s founder and first executive director Gilman S. Hooper, the starting membership gift is $1,000 (cumulative) annually. 

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