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Lindsey-Jennings Fellowship

The Lindsey-Jennings Fellowship was created in honor of two of Tennessee's most prominent Lions and their commitment to humanitarian projects in Tennessee, specifically the founding of Tennessee Lions Charities and our KidSight Outreach vision screening program. 


The Tennessee Lions have a unique opportunity to honor individuals who have distinguished themselves through humanitarian service in their local communities by naming them a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow.  The Lindsey-Jennings Fellowship is the highest honor that the Lions of Tennessee use to recognize individuals who have demonstrated their unselfish service to mankind.  

This fellowship is named in honor of two Tennessee Lions who served as International Presidents of the International Association of Lions Clubs, Edward M. Lindsey (1966-1967) and Austin P. Jennings (1988-1989). Their long, dedicated, and innovative lives of Lionistic service to humanity is an enduring profile of the Lions motto, We Serve.

With each $1,000 donated to Tennessee Lions Charities, an individual can be named a Lindsey-Jennings Fellow.  The funds raised from Lindsey-Jennings Fellowships are used to help our KidSight Outreach vision screening program provide free vision screenings to children across Tennessee.

While we have had a progressive option for Lindsey-Jennings Fellowships in the past, allowing individuals or local Lions Clubs to make their $1,000 donation is even easier now.  You can set up a recurring donation to be made through our online campaign on  

Our staff will track the recurring donations, and when the $1,000 is raised, we will email you an application.  At that time, you or your club can name the intended recipient and let us know how you would like the funds to be designated.  The funds will be used to support either our current programs (KidSight Outreach) or placed in our endowment where the investment income will be used to support humanitarian Lionistic programs for generations to come. 

Download your Lindsey-Jennings Fellowship application today!

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