Our mission

WE BELIEVE IN THE MISSION OF CHARTER SCHOOLS
TO OFFER NEW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO
DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN THE SOUTHEAST AND BEYOND.

Legacy Funding Services was created in 2006 by CEO Howard Sowell to help charter schools develop the facilities needed to offer life-changing opportunities for their communities.  Twelve years later, Legacy Funding Services has helped seed and develop over $500 million in charter school asset placement.

We believe in the power of charter schools to ensure that every child has access to a high quality education, despite racial or socioeconomic barriers.  We also believe in the importance of allowing families the right to make the best possible choices for their children.  If you are a charter school leader who is ready to provide these opportunities to your community, we will partner with you to see your vision and hard work come to life and truly transform lives.

Legacy Funding Services is comprised of seasoned professionals with decades of experience in the financial, real estate, legal, and educational sectors.  We draw on this experience when creating unique and innovative financing and development solutions for our charter school clients.

Our ultimate goal is to expand educational opportunities for children of all socio-economic backgrounds and to raise the level of educational achievement in all communities. In addition to providing funding, planning, development, building, and management consultation to charter schools, our team initiates and participates in traditional and creative endeavors to generate support for children in our communities.

We understand that innovation comes at a cost. We are here to help you shoulder that burden.

We understand that the task of funding and developing your new or expanding charter school facility may seem daunting. Here at Legacy Funding Services, we rely on our in-house talent and team of advisors to make the process a structured and guided experience.

HOW OUR MISSION SUPPORTS YOUR VISION

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

We bring to the table decades of professional experience in the financial, legal, real estate, and educational fields and apply that deep bench of knowledge to find innovative funding and development solutions that uniquely meet the needs of our charter school clients.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

We offer long-term leasing options, as well as 100% financing for new facilities for facilities expansions.  We can work with unique streams of funding (e.g., bonds).  Our team can also offer development, design, planning, and management support.

TAILORED RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TRUSTED ADVISORS

We have the ability to give charter school leaders the hands-on  approach needed to create tailored options to fit their unique financial and development needs.  Our team and extensive list of partners can deliver solutions to schools that need assistance getting approved, preparing to open, identifying and developing property, funding or refinancing facilities, or implementing curriculum.

WHY WE EXIST

Most of our clients come to us after hearing about the solutions we have delivered to our other charter school clients.  However, some find us after not getting the results they were expecting from fundraising or attempting to raise growth capital on their own. Regardless of your circumstances, we can help you reach your objectives.

This is the cornerstone of everything we do. We care about charter schools and the opportunities they create for students and the surrounding communities.  We deliver results precisely because we are mission-driven.

Our clients entrust us to solve difficult problems in a manner that is secure and confidential from initial contact to project completion.

We believe in the potential of educational opportunities to change entire communities.