The Leavey Awards


  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: Freedoms Foundation and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation
  • Visit Website


  • Award Min: $7,500.00
  • Award Max: $22,500.00
  • Quantity: Unknown


  • Deadline: Nov 01, 2014

he candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident employed full-time as an educator at an accredited American school (grades K-12), college or university. The application must conceive and implement an innovative course, program or project which develops, among students, a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American private enterprise system. The nominee's program, course or project must be operating or initiated during the previous academic year.


Since1977, the Freedoms Foundation and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation have honored outstanding teachers for bringing passion and creativity to their classrooms as they teach students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system.

The awards program recognizes educators at the elementary, junior high school, high school, and college levels for innovative and effective techniques in teaching entrepreneurship and the free enterprise education. Up to twenty cash awards are made annually valued at $7,500 each. One meritorious award of $15,000 may be made for an outstanding entry. To date, the program has recognized nearly 500 teachers from across the country and awarded over $3 million.

Additional Info:

Contact Us:

Mailing Address:
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
P.O. Box 67
Valley Forge, PA 19481

Street Address:
1601 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA 19481
Phone: (610) 933-8825
Fax: (610) 935-0522

Office Hours:
8 AM — 4 PM Eastern Time

Staff Directory: 
Michael Di Yeso (Ext. 240)
President & CEO