Champions of Hope Breakfast

Presentation of the Gail Martin Champion of Hope Awards

Champions of Hope Breakfast

Champions of Hope Breakfast logo


The Education Foundation for Clinton City & Anderson County Schools hosted the Annual Champions of Hope Breakfast on Tuesday, November 13. The event was a gathering of schools and their community partners where Anderson County Schools and Clinton City Schools could join the Education Foundation in thanking the role community businesses, churches, civic clubs, and other organizations play in the success of area schools.


The Education Foundation, Anderson County Schools, and Clinton City Schools also presented Gail Martin Champion of Hope Awards to twelve organizations or individuals who have made significant contributions to public education. The Education Foundation recognized two individuals and a church partner that have been instrumental in the launch and long-term health of our organization.


  • Dr. Curtis Sexton – Founder and Charter Education Foundation Board Member
  • Kelly Lenz – Former Education Foundation Board Member and Board Officer
  • First Baptist Church of Clinton – Annual Host Venue of the Teacher of the Year Awards


The Education Foundation thanks all community partners for your commitment to making a difference in classrooms throughout Clinton City and Anderson County Schools.

NOVEMBER 13, 2018
7:00 A.M.

To be held at
Junior Achievement East Tennessee
2135 N Charles G Seivers Blvd,
Clinton, TN 37716

For more information,
please email

Anderson County Schools recognizes:

Melissa & Jim Charles

Cherokee Health Systems

Sweet Café

Second Harvest Food Bank

Clinton City Schools recognizes:

Faris Family Enterprises

Fox Family

The Arowood Family

Antioch Baptist Church

Kathy Brown

The Education Foundation recognizes:

Dr. Curtis Sexton

First Baptist Church

Kelly Lenz