The grant which runs for two years, goes to support the Richard Williams Jr. Leadership Academy, which assists low-to moderate-income youth with their academic achievement, character development and other qualities and skills which are essential for their success.
“We are extremely happy to accept this generous grant on behalf of the Richard Williams Leadership Academy from the Youth Endowment of East Tennessee Foundation and the foundation’s president Michael McClamroch,” said Bryan Daniels, Blount Partnership president.
“This money opens up more opportunities for the academy to carry on its work with the future leaders of this community.”
The Blount Partnership’s Chamber Foundation has managed the finances of the Richard Williams Leadership Academy since its inception in 2003. Fifty percent of the grant is dispersed in 2014 with another 40 percent in July 2015 and the remainder in July 2016.