Welcome to the

Niswonger Foundation!

The Niswonger Foundation was founded by businessman and philanthropist, Scott M. Niswonger. Unlike most private foundations, the Niswonger Foundation was established as an operating foundation with its own programs and projects. The Foundation is also approved as a charitable organization.

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Meet Our Scholars

The Foundation is leaving our mark in this region with the Niswonger Scholars. We know of no other Scholarship and Leadership program like ours in the nation.

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Meet Our Founder & Staff

The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. 

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Our Partnerships

The school partnership program provides support for Pre-K – 12 and higher education initiatives.

Our Niswonger Foundation Team

Our Niswonger Foundation Team

Scott M. Niswonger
Chairman and Founder

Scott Niswonger was born in Van Wert, Ohio where he learned to fly, soloing on his 16th birthday.

Dr. Nancy L. Dishner
President and CEO

Dr. Nancy Dishner serves as President and CEO of the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville, Tennessee

David A. Golden
Board Member

David A. Golden is the Chief Executive Officer of East Tennessee State University Resource Corporation.

Alan Levine
Board Member

Alan Levine is Chairman and President & CEO of Ballad Health. He is serving more than 25 years

Dr. Nancy L. Dishner
President and CEO

Dr. Nancy Dishner serves as President and CEO of the Niswonger Foundation in Greeneville, Tennessee

David A. Golden
Board Member

David A. Golden is the Chief Executive Officer of East Tennessee State University Resource Corporation.

Alan Levine
Board Member

Alan Levine is Chairman and President & CEO of Ballad Health. He is serving more than 25 years

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      The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.

      ADDRESS

      223 North Main Street
      P.O. Box 1508
      Greeneville, TN 37744

      PHONE

      (423) 820-8181

      FAX

      (423) 588-5933

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