About the Warrior Empowerment Foundation

The Warrior Empowerment Foundation relies on the talents and enthusiasm of a dedicated group of volunteers and friends, who together, make our mission possible. This talented group of directors come from many local businesses, the U.S. Military and the community. They each have special talents to share and a passion for helping our service men and women receive the respect and care they so richly deserve. The WEF directors work throughout the year to produce the much-anticipated Tribute to Troops event each autumn and happily serve and guide the WEF to helping as many veterans as possible.

Warrior Empowerment Foundation 2016 Board of Directors

Michael Greenwell

Michael Greenwell


Tribute to Troops Benefit; Founder/Chairman
Warrior Empowerment Foundation; Founder/Chairman

Note from Mike Greenwell

The Tribute to Troops benefit supporting our wounded service men and women and their caregivers was established with very humble aspirations, and it quickly became evident that our vision was universally shared throughout our community. What began as a simple gathering of the Louisville boating community evolved into a spectacular event the proportions of which have amazed everyone involved, and spawned the formation of the Warrior Empowerment Foundation. Our goal is not awareness. Awareness on its own merits accomplishes nothing. Rather, we seek to introduce, educate, and familiarize the public to the needs of our wounded service members in such a way that it results in action. Each member of the Warrior Empowerment Foundation board of directors believes it is our duty to function as the conduit by which our community may serve and empower the brave women and men who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Please join us in supporting and honoring those who have risked all to secure and preserve the freedoms provided to each citizen of this great nation.

Pray for Peace,

Michael V. Greenwell

2016 Board of Directors

George McClain

John Hill

Lee Greenwell

Clay Greenwell

Cheryl McClain

Steve Hocker

Paul Sanders

Gary Pepper

Mike Higgins

Lynn Higgins

Craig Ridge

Leeann Ridge

Cary Shields

Laura Ross

Tess Montgomery

Jim Fisher

Kevin Kern

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Help us serve, support, and empower injured members of the United States Armed Forces and their caregivers