By transforming the businesses, organizations, and institutions that touch the lives of every person in our community.

The Key?

Growing leaders who have the head and heart for leading well and doing good.


Join us in shaping the Catawba Valley into a community where people thrive.

Welcome to Catawba Valley Leadership Foundation

Better leaders make for a better community.

The CVLF is a 501(c)3 non-profit that exists to promote outstanding leadership throughout the Catawba Valley.  Simply put, we strive to make this community stronger via stronger leaders.  To this end, we provide leadership development for community leaders. We focus primarily on students and non-profit leaders

Meet the team

Coaching from The Foundation has helped me make two important shifts. First, you manage processes and lead people. Second, you must value those you lead. As I implement these two insights, I am already seeing results. Many thanks to Chuck and the rest of the team.

Jackie McKool, Safe Harbor

Projects. View all ›

The Annual Conference

Each year The Foundation hosts a leadership conference – a half-day experience designed to inform, inspire, and raise the leadership temperature of our community.

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Leaders’ Roundtable

The Leaders' Roundtable expands our work to leaders in business and the for-profit world in order to create strong connections among leaders and to promote a culture of leadership excellence.

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Strong Student Leadership

The Foundation invests in the lives high school students to help them clarify their identity, discover their strengths, and set themselves up for future success as they prepare for life beyond high school.

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Leaders’ Roundtable

The Leaders' Roundtable gathers every-other-month for development and collaboration.

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The Annual Conference

The Foundation partners with local businesses and organizations to host the 2024 Catawba Valley Leadership Conference -- a half-day experience designed to inform, inspire, and raise the leadership temperature of our community. Our next annual conference is slated for April 19th, 2024. Stay tuned!

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Legacy Leaders Dinner & Silent Auction

The Legacy Leader Dinner is our premiere fundraiser for the year, helping raise support for the programs and impact of the Catawba Valley Leadership Foundation

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