The purpose of the T.W. Lewis Foundation is to improve the quality of life for others by helping people and organizations reach their potential.
Formed in 2000 by Tom and Jan Lewis, the T.W. Lewis Foundation has provided college scholarships to over 200 future leaders, made gifts to dozens of non-profits that help children and families in need, and supported youth education organizations that build character and encourage civic engagement. They have also provided leadership and financial support for a wide variety of community based organizations.
Tom Lewis is the Founder, Owner and CEO of T.W. Lewis Company, a Phoenix, Arizona based real estate investment company known for its quality and outstanding customer service in the homebuilding industry. T.W. Lewis Company, founded in 1991, has received numerous industry awards including America's Best Builder in 1998 and the National Housing Quality Gold Award in 2009.
Individual awards given to Tom include: Arizona Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 1994, Arizona Business Leadership Award in 2006 and the Arizona "Good Scout" Award from Boy Scouts of America in 2007. He was also honored as a Significant Sig by the Sigma Chi Fraternity in 2007 and received the University of North Carolina MBA Alumni Merit Award in 2011. In 2013, Tom received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Professional Builder Magazine, the National Housing Quality Award Committee and was named the first inductee into the National Housing Quality Hall of Fame.
Tom received his his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1971 and Master's in Business Administration in 1973 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a former Chairman of the Arizona Chapter of Young President's Organization and a member of World President's Organization and CEO International.
Jan received her undergraduate degree in education from Ohio University in 1972 and her Master's degree in counseling from Kent State University in 1976. She is an active community volunteer and is on the Board of Directors of Desert Botanical Garden, Florence Crittenton and Barrow Neurological Foundation Women's Board. She is also an active member of ASU Women and Philanthropy. Tom and his wife, Jan, live in Paradise Valley, Arizona and have three grown sons.
T.W. Lewis Foundation is symbolized by the life-size bronze statue titled "Once Upon a Time" by Marianne Caroselli. This artwork is located at the T.W. Lewis corporate office and represents the Foundation's commitment to children and education.