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The Appalachian Leadership and Education Foundation (ALEF) is a credible investment in the future leadership of Appalachia and the nation. Our mission to help develop skilled and moral leaders of tomorrow can be furthered with each and every charitable act. Gifts of all ranges, for today or the future, enable ALEF to advance the mission to develop skilled and moral leaders for the 21st Century. Each contribution extends the opportunity to grow and impact lives through leadership and education set forth by the founder (Ret). General Robert H. Foglesong. Your contributions to ALEF will help ensure the future of Appalachia’s leadership, in which we can all take great pride.

Contributions from individuals, corporations, grants and special events are an essential part of the revenue required to expand the vision of ALEF. The importance of stable funding sources is essential to the long-term fiscal health of ALEF. ALEF invites you to become a Philanthropic Steward of Leadership. If you would like more information about supporting ALEF, please send an email to

Please consider partnering with ALEF by supporting young men and women from across Appalachia in their pursuit of higher education though scholarship and leadership curriculum. Click on the PayPal button below to be taken to a secure site where you may join with ALEF in backing these future leaders.

If you are interested in a substantial donation, you can learn more about our major donors program by emailing us at