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 Conference, LEF 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.