About the Foundation

The Young Life Foundation was established in 1961 for the sole purpose of financially encouraging the strategic ministry work of Young Life. Over the years there have been many people who have helped guide the Foundation through both good and bad times economically. Today, we have a strong group of directors and officers, and they are working to provide constant leadership to ensure that the gifts that have been entrusted to Young Life are managed responsibly and deployed in a fashion that builds eternal significance.


Curtis McWillians, Chairman, ​Retired CEO CNL Real Estate Advisors, Winter Park, FL

Sam Bradshaw, Director, President and Chairman of the Board, Triad Energy Corporation, Houston, TX

Newt Crenshaw, Director, President, Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Doug Eaton, Director, President/CEO, Vantage Mobility, Paradise Valley, AZ

Clyde Lear, Director, Chairman of the Board, Learfield Communications, Lohman, MO

Todd Peterson, Director, John's Creek, GA


Jeff Rudder, Executive Director, Executive Director of Young Life Foundation, Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Paul Sherrill, Secretary, Vice President of Administrative Services, Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO

Dave Briggs, Treasurer, Senior Director of Financial Services, Young Life, Colorado Springs, CO