The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund was established in 2007 by the LeVasseur family after the tragic passing of 13-year-old Alex LeVasseur, son of singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele and his wife Stephanie LeVasseur. Since the start of the Fund, the LeVasseur family has created programs and projects to help overlooked and at-risk youth. Over the last 16 years, the family has made 38 grants totaling over $500,000 to help at-risk youth.
At the same time grants have been made, the LeVasseurs have also been actively working to grow the Fund through fundraising with the investments guided by the Community Foundation. Since the inception of the Fund, over $1.8 million has been raised to support nonprofit organizations around the country. The growth and preservation of the Fund ensures that it will be around for supporting organizations long after the Jeffrey Steele & Friends event becomes an historic event. Notable grantees include: The Beat of Life, Charlie Worsham’s Follow Your Heart Scholarship Program, Kip Moore’s Kip’s Kids Fund, National Youth Recovery Foundation, Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, The Skatepark Project, YMCA of Brentwood, YMCA of Middle Tennessee