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The Land Education Foundation (LEF)

of the REALTORS® Land Institute

The REALTORS® Land Institute’s Land Education Foundation (LEF) seeks to provide financial scholarship grants for assistance in land-based education opportunities, including the pursuit of the elite ALC Designation through RLI’s LANDU Education Program. Every year, at RLI’s National Land ConferenceLEF hosts the Cowboy Auction, its biggest annual fundraiser.

A History of The Land Education Foundation (LEF)

The Land Education Foundation was established in 1982, originally chartered as the Farm and Land Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, exclusively for land educational purposes. LEF began with foresight of RLI members Harry Finkleman, ALC, and Robert C. Meeks, ALC. Over the years, the Foundation has supported various land education efforts for land professionals, including the REALTORS® Land Institute’s LANDU Education Program by funding scholarships for its students and providing funds for revisions and updates to its educational courses.

LEF Scholarship Opportunities

Apply For An LEF Scholarship

The Land Education Foundation (LEF) seeks to provide financial scholarship grants for assistance in land-based education opportunities, including the pursuit of the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation. Scholarships of up to $535 are available per person, per year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please download the and complete the full scholarship application.

Congratulations 2019 LEF Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following land real estate professionals who received LEF Scholarships in 2019:

  • Bradley Cook, Covington, LA
  • Lorie Pastore, Loveland, CO
  • Stephanie Gordon, Texas City, TX
  • Stephen Davis, Louisville, KY

LEF Board Of Trustees

Dan Hatfield, ALC

Dan Hatfield, ALC

2020 Chair
Minor Taylor, ALC

Minor Taylor, ALC

2020 Co-Chair
Ray Brownfield, ALC

Ray Brownfield, ALC

Trustee
John Dean, ALC

John Dean, ALC

Trustee
Fred Hepler, ALC

Fred Hepler, ALC

Trustee
Randy Hertz, ALC

Randy Hertz, ALC

Trustee
Chuck Wingert, ALC

Chuck Wingert, ALC

Trustee
Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

Aubrie Kobernus, MBA, RCE

CEO

Thank You LEF 2019 Donors!

Karin Adams
Trey Allen
Drew Ary, ALC
Christina Asbury, ALC
Paul Bottari, ALC
Joseph Burns, ALC
Steve Butler
George Clift, ALC
Catherine Cole, ALC
Matthew Conser, ALC
Mindy Costanzo
Ben Crosby, ALC
Bill Davis, ALC
Matt Davis, ALC
John Dean, ALC
Gregory Fine
Clint Flowers, ALC
Tommy Funk
Ted Glaub, ALC
Mark Goodwin, ALC
Glenda Hall, ALC
Kyle Hansen, ALC
Renee Harvey, ALC
Walter Hatchett, ALC
Dan Hatfield, ALC
Liz Hertz
Jan Hope
Lisa Johnson, ALC
Ivan Judd, ALC
Patrick Karst, ALC
Tim Kellogg
Joel King, ALC
Mark Knight, ALC
Ray L. Brownfield, ALC
Zurick Labrier, ALC
Jason Lestina, ALC
Rusty Lowe
Michael Matre, ALC
Karen McCartin Foster, ALC
Tyler McConnell, ALC
Clay McCullar, ALC
Caleb McDow, ALC
Brian Meece, ALC
Joe Michaletz
Kasey Mock
Daniel Murphy, ALC
Robb Nelson
Rod Osterloh, ALC
Lorie Pastore
Clayton Pilgrim, ALC
David Pope
Deitra Robertson, ALC
Brian Rose
Flo Sayre, ALC
Tom Smith, ALC
Danny Smith, ALC
Sheldon Snyder, ALC
Jeramy Stephens, ALC
Winnie Stortzum, ALC
Kirk Swenson
Minor Taylor, ALC
Cassie Thomas
Maggie Thomas
Craig Townsend
Bob Turner, ALC
Jim Vidamour, ALC
Craig Wetterlund, ALC
Tucker Wood
Luke Worrell, ALC

Land Education Foundation