Image of hammer and tools in background with poem "A Bag of Tools" by R. Lee Sharpe: Isn't it strange how princes and kings, and clowns that caper in sawdust rings, and common people, like you and me, are builders for eternity? Each is given a list of rules; a shapeless mass; a bag of tools. And each must fashion, ere life is flown, A stumbling block, or a Stepping-Stone.”

Remembering Leonard Fant

We are saddened to share the passing of Leonard Fant, a longtime Chattanooga State Foundation Board member and the co-creator of our annual Dinner of Firsts Scholarship benefit. Leonard passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016.

The 2014 Dinner of Firsts honoree, Leonard was roasted by his friend and singer/songwriter James Rogers with an original song entitled “Give it up for Leonard Fant!” We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind song honoring our one-of-a-kind friend:

Leonard’s contagious enthusiasm and positivity will be greatly missed. Read more about our Leonard here and here.

Featured above: This is Leonard Fant’s favorite poem written by R. Lee Sharpe above.

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