Blake Lawson
Chief Development Officer

Blake Lawson serves as Chief Development Officer for Knox Education Foundation. He engages with internal and external shareholders, prospective partners, and grant-related personnel to secure funding for the foundation and sponsored programs and campaigns to support Knox County’s public schools.

He earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee, where he graduated magna cum laude from both programs. Blake was elected as Vice President of Philanthropy for the Tennessee Organization of MBAs, a charter organization in the Haslam College of Business and was nominated for the Program Service Award for the full-time MBA 2020 cohort. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Before joining KEF in 2023, he served as Director of Development for the Duncan School of Law and College of Dental Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and as Assistant Director in the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. He volunteers as an Advisory Board Member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

Blake resides in Knoxville and enjoys outdoor activities and exercise in his free time.

Credentials

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What is your "why"?

As a graduate of Knox County Schools, I can attest to the quality of education within KCS, and the importance of having excellent public schools. I believe that a positive educational experience can serve as a catalyst for change both in the lives of students and in our communities. I’m excited to invest my time strengthening our schools through partnerships so all students have an equal opportunity to excel and pursue their passions.

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What is your "why"?

As a graduate of Knox County Schools, I can attest to the quality of education within KCS, and the importance of having excellent public schools. I believe that a positive educational experience can serve as a catalyst for change both in the lives of students and in our communities. I’m excited to invest my time strengthening our schools through partnerships so all students have an equal opportunity to excel and pursue their passions.

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Blake Lawson headshot
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What is your "why"?

As a graduate of Knox County Schools, I can attest to the quality of education within KCS, and the importance of having excellent public schools. I believe that a positive educational experience can serve as a catalyst for change both in the lives of students and in our communities. I’m excited to invest my time strengthening our schools through partnerships so all students have an equal opportunity to excel and pursue their passions.

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Blake Lawson
Chief Development Officer

Blake Lawson serves as Chief Development Officer for Knox Education Foundation. He engages with internal and external shareholders, prospective partners, and grant-related personnel to secure funding for the foundation and sponsored programs and campaigns to support Knox County’s public schools.

He earned both a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in marketing and entrepreneurship from the University of Tennessee, where he graduated magna cum laude from both programs. Blake was elected as Vice President of Philanthropy for the Tennessee Organization of MBAs, a charter organization in the Haslam College of Business and was nominated for the Program Service Award for the full-time MBA 2020 cohort. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Before joining KEF in 2023, he served as Director of Development for the Duncan School of Law and College of Dental Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and as Assistant Director in the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. He volunteers as an Advisory Board Member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

Blake resides in Knoxville and enjoys outdoor activities and exercise in his free time.

Credentials

• Theros Lorem Ipso
• Hectare jheegla lorem
• Klave lorem ipso
• Lorem ipso unum
• Eros hectare klava

Degrees

• Theros Lorem Ipso
• Hectare jheegla lorem
• Klave lorem ipso
• Lorem ipso unum
• Eros hectare klavalist

Blake Lawson headshot
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What is your "why"?

As a graduate of Knox County Schools, I can attest to the quality of education within KCS, and the importance of having excellent public schools. I believe that a positive educational experience can serve as a catalyst for change both in the lives of students and in our communities. I’m excited to invest my time strengthening our schools through partnerships so all students have an equal opportunity to excel and pursue their passions.

Pellentesque elementum tempor augue, ut vestibulum nibh semper eget. Donec ipsum eros, sagittis eget turpis ac, suscipit iaculis libero. Sed sagittis lorem id finibus sollicitudin. Nulla tempus ex nec laoreet ornare. Aenean nec nibh at nisl accumsan tincidunt non sed nibh. Phasellus blandit eros blandit, hendrerit sem ac, molestie dolor. Nulla congue nisl eu odio molestie, ac tincidunt orci pulvinar. Pellentesque convallis eros nunc, vitae iaculis nulla porttitor non. Maecenas nec lectus id diam mattis pretium in non metus.