At the Leon N. Weiner Education Foundation (LNWEF), we believe that education is the key to unlocking the highest potential in every child.


Our Mission

Following the beliefs and desires of Leon N. Weiner, the Leon N. Weiner Education Foundation provides educational assistance to children and adults in families with low to moderate incomes to help them achieve their highest potential and become confident, accomplished, fulfilled individuals and productive members of society.

Since 2004, we have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and adults living in low to moderate income households. Our programs include after-school academic support, school advocacy, summer enrichment, college scholarshipshigh school scholarships, and community building opportunities.


The Leon N. Weiner Education Foundation (LNWEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2004 as a lasting tribute to its namesake and his life-long passion and thirst for knowledge.

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  • Kevin P. Kelly - President

  • Glenn R. Brooks - Vice President

  • David W. Curtis - Vice President

  • MaryKate Kearney, CPA - Secretary / Treasurer

  • Michael Stahler - Assistant Secretary


  • Mel Staffin, Esq. - Chair

    • "As longtime counsel to Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc., I have had the privilege of working directly, for many years, with Leon and his organization. As a result, I have witnessed the positive and extensive impact on those in need of his and its work in the real estate industry. When asked to serve on the Board of the Foundation, I considered it an honor and felt it was my duty to do my part to help to carry out the work Leon started."

  • Dawn Brooks

    • "As a teacher, I believe education is very important. When I was provided with the opportunity to become a board member I happily accepted. The LNWEF is my outlet to helping those less fortunate achieve their educational goals. I have always believed that it is important to give back to the community through community service and it is something I truly enjoy."

  • Donna C. Curtis, MPA

    • "I was most impressed that LNWA leadership created a foundation to provide this kind of support for residents and felt it was an honor to be asked to serve on the board. As a former teacher, it is very rewarding to work to create opportunities for people to advance their educational goals and learn about their stories as they move towards them."

  • Marcia Clement Kelly

    • “I had the great privilege of working with and for Leon many years ago. Since my responsibilities were specifically linked with the population served by the Foundation, I am thrilled to witness the impact we are having on it. It is my great honor to serve the Foundation and its recipients.”

  • Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

    • "As a founding member over a decade ago, I still have the same passion for the Leon N. Weiner Education Foundation’s mission that I did when we first began this organization. Education is my profession and is very near and dear to me. I know that we are impacting these deserving families through education, and to me that is an honorable service."

  • Amy Walls

    • "It is an honor to serve an organization that honors the beliefs of Leon N. Weiner, who was both a trailblazer in the affordable housing community and someone who believed that everyone could reach their goals, if given a chance. Working with the foundation to provide opportunities for people to improve their future through education is incredibly rewarding. I enjoy every success story and am certain that beneficiaries of the program are going to make remarkable contributions to our community now and in the future.