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Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education (LFTE)

In 1982 ATE's Board of Directors and Delegate Assembly created a Leadership Fund for Teacher Education and established an Advisory Council to administer it. The 1995 ATE Delegate Assembly expanded the concept to the Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education, with the following goals: 

      • To explore new avenues for the development and enhancement of professional leadership resources in the field of teacher education;
      • To provide resources to study and disseminate findings relating to new and promising developments in the field of teacher education;
      • To provide increased communication among the various groups involved in and responsible for teacher education including institutions of higher education, public schools, state and federal agencies, and other professional associations;
      • To coordinate resources from a variety of areas in order to conduct studies relating to future trends in the field of teacher education


Contributions may be made to the Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education in a variety of ways:

  • Make a donation when you register for the Annual Meeting or Summer Conference
  • Contact our office to make a donation.
  • Checks payable to the ATE Leadership Foundation may be sent to the Association of Teacher Educators national office (ATE, P.O. Box 793, Manassas, VA 20113);
  • A pledge may be made with payments scheduled quarterly or semi-annually;
  • Arrangements may be made with your attorney to have the ATE Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education named as a beneficiary in your will;
  • Contributions in the form of stocks, bonds, and real estate may also qualify for contributions. Contact the ATE Executive Director with any questions;
  • Some companies and corporations have matching gift programs which you may wish to investigate.

Tax Deductible

ATE is a tax-exempt organization with a 501-C-3 status as determined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to the ATE Leadership Foundation for Teacher Education are tax deductible as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Administration and Accounting

LFTE's Advisory Council, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, is responsible to the Delegate Assembly, to the membership, and to donors for developing and applying policies for the use of resources available to the Foundation. Advisory Council members are appointed to three-year terms by the President-Elect and approved by the Board of Directors. The President and Executive Director of the association serve as ex-officio members of the Advisory Council.

Foundation operations are under a separate accounting system and resources received will not be used for general association operating purposes unless so designated by contributors of gifts exceeding $5,000.

The primary purpose of the Foundation is long-term capital growth to provide resources to further the goals set forth above. Toward that end, the Advisory Council strives to assure that no more than 50% of the income earned from investments is expended, and the remainder reinvested for capital growth purposes.

Donors of amounts exceeding $5,000 may specify the uses for income from these donations subject to the approval of the Advisory Council.

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Click here to send an email to ATE's Executive Director with any questions, comments, or to make a contribution.

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Association of Teacher Educators
     P.O. Box 793
     Manassas, VA 20113