About the Leading by Legacy Foundation

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions.  And the actions which speak louder than the words.

—Abraham Lincoln

The Leading by Legacy Foundation is determined to put its Intentions into Actions. Everyday we watch tragedy unfold in the news and hear stories about hopelessness and despair.  We watch helplessly as families are displaced by natural disasters, as young people are hurt, orphaned—or worse— at the hands of others.

When disaster strikes in our backyard, it is often felt only for a moment by the world of news watchers. We flip off the TV, click to another page, put down the paper.  It is human nature to pursue the day’s events, leaving the struggles of others behind. It is also human nature to sympathize with those in need, and to want to help.

Today, we want to speak boldly of our Intentions and put them into Action. We want to honor the young people who can not walk away from their situations or tragedies.

Long after the news cycles hush and their daily challenges turn into routines,  these heroes quietly persevere. They put one foot in front of the other. They overcome amazing challenges to make their lives right again and to help those in need, often sacrificing in ways that young people should not have to.