L’Evate was formed in 1997 by community partners who had a vision to mentor the next generation of leaders connected to the community. In 2019, the organization, which was formally known as Leadership Donelson Hermitage, rebranded to L’Evate. The organization boasts more than 500 graduates–all individuals who work or live in the community and are dedicated to supporting the mission of L’Evate.

Mission Statement

The mission of L’Evate is to enhance leadership abilities, foster opportunities and improve the quality of life in the community.

Value Statement

To inspire and maintain a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion of all kinds where everyone in our community has the opportunity to be seen and heard in equal ways.