Alison Goldstein Lebovitz is an author, television host, speaker, and “for purpose” executive. She is co-founder and president of One Clip at a Time, a nonprofit inspired by “The Paper Clips Project” started in Whitwell, Tennessee that promotes student activism and supports service learning in classrooms across North America.
She is also the host of “The A List with Alison Lebovitz,” a weekly television series for WTCI/PBS that has showcased some of the nation’s most fascinating people. For the past 18 years she has written a monthly humor column that now appears in Tennessee Valley Parents Magazine, and is the author of Am I There Yet? -- a collection of her candid essays and life-inspired stories.
Driven by her community spirit, faith and insomnia, Alison serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, Tennessee Aquarium, Read20, Jordan Thomas Foundation, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga. She is the current board chair for UnifiEd, a public school advocacy organization, and immediate past Co-Chair of National Young Leadership for Jewish Federations of North America. She is a proud co-founder of Aleph Bet Children’s Center, a three-star community preschool that opened in Chattanooga in 2002, and served as the 2012 campaign chair for United Way of Greater Chattanooga.
In 2006, the Southeastern Tennessee Association of Fundraising Professionals honored Alison as the Leadership Fundraiser of the Year, and in 2007, she was named a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction. Professionally, Alison also served as a political analyst for the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago, an international press coordinator for the Coca-Cola Company during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and a public relations executive for Johnson Waterhouse Public Relations in Chattanooga.