The Levett Family

After quietly investing in struggling college students, discreetly aiding churches that were near foreclosure and people experiencing personal challenges, Mr. Levett decided to create a more formal way to assist the community. He estimates contributions has well exceeded $1 million. It is with a mind for business and a heart for people that Mr. Levett established The Gregory B. Levett, Sr. Family Foundation. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to give back to the community, to enrich lives and invest in dreams. As a firm believer in the value education, Mr. Levett offers scholarships to students through the Foundation.

Currently, The Levett Foundation is supporting Clayton State University with an endowment geared toward minority students. For many Clayton State students, they will be the first in their family to obtain a degree. This is not only life-changing for them, but it will ultimately change the trajectory of their family for generations to come. The endowed scholarship will ensure that each year, students are receiving a scholarship to help make this possible. The first recipients of the Gregory B. Levett, Sr. Family Foundation Scholarship will be named fall of 2018.

The Foundation has also sponsored a Back To School Book Bag Give-Away for the past 20 years. This exciting annual event is a Family Fun Day for the community that consists of food, music, games, prizes and book bags.

In 2018, The Foundation launched a campaign, New Year, New Life, which included Enrichment Courses to aid the community in advancing to the next level of their lives and becoming better vessels to achieve dreams and goals. The introduction to these courses included a free concert and featured renowned artist Kenny Lattimore among other talent. Attendees received tools to jump start their new year and new life.

Additionally, the Foundation has contributed to local churches, hospitals and various other charitable organizations. “We want to leave a legacy of service to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” says Mr. Levett.

 

Our History

Gregory B. Levett Sr, is the founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer of Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. Fully committed to the service of the community, Mr. Levett is a 3rd generation funeral home owner. Inspired by his family’s legacy, Mr. Levett has expanded his business from one Chapel in Scottdale, Georgia (established in 1980) to include Chapels in Lawrenceville, Conyers and Decatur, as well as one crematory.

With his dedicated wife Betty by his side, The Levett family has donated over $1 million to various charities and organizations. Making the largest donation to the DeKalb Medical Center, the hospital named the Gregory B. Levett Sr and Betty H. Levett Emergency Department Reception in their honor.

As a visionary and successful entrepreneur, Mr. Levett is often called upon to share his expertise at conferences and conventions. He also carries the distinguished title of Funeral Director of the Year by American Funeral Director magazine, the highest honor one can receive within the funeral industry.

Mr. Levett was compelled to find a way to share his wealth of knowledge because he is often called upon by aspiring business owners for his secrets to success.  The Beyond Dreaming Entrepreneurship and Leadership Seminar is an intimate conversation that will include a Round Table Discussion, Strategies and Expert Advice to help aspiring business owners gain access to take their dreams to the next level. All proceeds will be donated to the Gregory B. Levett, Sr. Family Foundation

Mr. Levett considers what he does as ministry and takes great pride in providing excellent care to people in the weakest point of their lives. By nature of his profession, Mr. Levett is considered “the last man you meet” in the span of a life cycle. His documentary The Last Man You Meet has been featured in over 6 prestigious film festivals nationwide. The Levett Foundation attributes its strong belief in God and desires to empower our community as its drive to assist those in need.