Leadership Lexington County (commonly referred to as “LLC”) is a non-profit educational organization that offers a stimulating program to develop leaders in our community. Our program incorporates hands-on learning opportunities that inform participants of the resources and challenges in our region and promotes community action. LLC builds a network of local leaders, helps them realize their leadership skills, and facilitates involvement in many areas of the County.

In 1990, a small group of Lexington County businesspeople and elected officials were discussing ways to bring together the various political factions in the county. They recognized the importance of cooperation and communication between the different entities and the need for a joint effort, thus forming Leadership Lexington County. Since its first graduating class, in 1994, we have over 800 Leadership Lexington County alumni.

Our biggest direct community impact has been through the class projects. Each class selects a non-profit that serves and is located in Lexington County and determines their needs .

Our Projects

2022 – Dream Riders

Over $84,000 in fundraising efforts and in-kind donations went towards building an ADA-compliant restroom and two new horse shelters for the organization.

2020/21 – Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center

The project included site improvements, removing a rotting wood structure, building a new covered porch with lighting and a ceiling fan, and adding a stone-healing garden. The class raised over $65,000.

2019 – Central Midlands Transitional Retreat ?

Raised over $80,000 to build an outdoor pavilion with a bbq area and picnic tables for the veterans served at the non-profit.

2018 – Scooter Scott Project

Raised funds for a minibus and computers. Spent time tutoring the participants to prepare for their GED, served pancake breakfasts, and chaperoned field trips for the young adults served.

2017 – Nancy K Perry
Children’s Emergency Shelter

Over $53,000 raised to build a hoover building, including HVAC, shelving to store items needed for the children, and playground upgrades and repairs.

2016 – Village Square Theatre

Painted the inside and outside of the building, provided new carpeting and signage, corrected some drainage issues, and addressed parking issues.

2015 – Samaritan’s Well

Raised funds to provide new mattresses and bedding, constructed steps, and cleaned up the walkway and inside. Provided a computer and program to allow residents to learn soft skills such as keyboarding, how to do a resume, etc.

2015 – Camp Kinard

Provided new mattresses for the cottages, built fishing platforms for youth with special needs to access the pond to fish, and did a general cleanup.

2008 – 9/11 Monument

Created and provided the 9/11 monument next to the Lexington County Courthouse.

1998 – LLC Youth Program

Created the Leadership Lexington County Youth program ? a one week version of LLC for rising high school juniors and seniors.