The Charleston Leadership Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2002 in order to bring together local Christian leaders to minister to the community and change lives.

CLF accomplishes this mission by working through a combination of organizations and initiatives some of which are wholly owned divisions, organizations we started as divisions but are now stand alone non-profits and organizations we simply helped with funding in their start up phase. In addition we have specific initiatives that further the kingdom of Christ in the greater Charleston area. Examples are of all these efforts follow:

The Annual Charleston Leadership Prayer Breakfast is our marquee event held annually in the fall. This event founded in 2002 has over the past 15 years attracted over 18,000 community leaders to attend. Each year nationally renown speakers have addressed our audience giving their testimony on how their faith has impacted their lives. This event has focused of bringing together all people of different walks of life-black, white, male, female, Republican, Democrat, Independent, and Liberal or Conservative. Fellowship in the name of Jesus does amazing things. It puts political and philosophical differences in a totally different perspective. We join with others in all of the 50 states sharing similar breakfasts over the year with unity of purpose to pray for our city, county, state and national leaders and seek the Lord’s guidance and strength in the conduct of our personal and public lives.

Our Directory of Bible Study Opportunities is a area wide directory of opportunities to attend men’s breakfasts, Bible discussion groups, luncheons to hear area leaders give their testimonies and networking events that bring religious leaders together to network.

Charleston Leadership Foundation Monthly Newsletter has the latest CLF News and also Christian events happening in the Charleston area. Please let us know if you have an event you want listed by emailing

Lowcountry Orphan Relief, (LOR) is a non-profit organization that provides goods and services to children who have been victim to abuse and/or neglect. We work directly with other non-profits, schools, foster parents, and government agencies to identify the individual needs of these and other children in low-income situations. We intervene at critical junctures in the lives of these children, with products and services that provide a strong, positive impact.  SINCE 2004, LOR HAS CLOTHED OVER 22,000 CHILDREN IN THE TRI-COUNTY AREA. LOR was a division of CLF until 2006.

Be a Mentor Initiative Be A Mentor (BAM) was founded in 2004 as a division of the foundation and has since recruited over 1,500 mentors for Charleston’s leading mentoring organizations. We advocate for mentoring through advertising, community events, professional networking and corporate sponsorship. The first step in becoming a mentor is to get involved! BAM strives to increase collaboration among area mentoring programs, ensuring that every child with an unfulfilled promise has a caring adult in their life.

LifeWorks will be a conduit for Christian professionals seeking to successfully apply their faith in the marketplace, providing education and encouragement through a commitment to bible teaching and quality programming. CLF was an early supporter of LifeWorks and continues to work closely with them on common initiatives