The Darryl Worley Foundation is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation. The Foundation was created in 2002 as a way for Darryl Worley and his friends to thank the Hardin County community for their love, support, and encouragement. Since its inception, the Darryl Worley Foundation has given over a million dollars in grants to causes and organizations throughout West Tennessee, Northwestern Alabama, and Northeastern Mississippi.

Currently, the Darryl Worley Foundation is working on two major projects in addition to the regular grant process. The first is the Leader In Me program in the Hardin County School System which is an evidence-based, comprehensive program that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive. The second project is an ongoing coordination with local agencies in the development of services for those struggling with chemical dependency.

The mission of The Darryl Worley Foundation is to create and aid organizations that assist with human need and welfare, community support, and education. Our desire is to constantly be giving back to the community and to encourage others to do the same. The Foundation raises funds to support these efforts through direct donations and events such as The Tennessee River Run.

Cancer Patients Treated A Month
Students Completed Leader In Me
Given In Grants



Cancer Treatment Center

The Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center started as a passion project for Darryl himself after losing two grandfathers to cancer. The Center, opened in 2010, allows for all cancer patients in Hardin and surrounding counties to receive chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments close to home, rather than embarking on day-long trips out of town. The Center currently treats approximately 800 patients a month.

Aspell Recovery Center

Aspell Recovery Center is licensed by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and serves West Tennessee regarding issues related to addiction and co-occurring disorders. Aspell focuses on continuum of care and measures success by the standard of abstinence, rearrest, employment, and treatment benefits 6 months post discharge.

Leader In Me

Leader In Me is a comprehensive school improvement model that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The program unites students, staff, and families to help schools create well rounded people and life-ready learners. Schools work to prepare students for college and career, and equip them with life-readiness skills that are necessary in today’s ever-changing world.

I can’t save them by myself
Oh, but God forbid that I just turn my head
And walk on by
Don’t let me be a stranger to those less fortunate than I

Darryl Worley, Less Fortunate Than I


Thank you for an amazing night. There was in excess of 12,000 attendants and we stopped counting baptisms at 150.Thanks again, Jay Harrison, Organizer of United We Stand At The Cross Event at Pickwick State Park.  

United We Stand & Beloved Life Ministry

Thank you very much.  Your support of our mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach makes a difference in communities all across the country!

Wreaths Across America

Thank you for choosing me as the recipient of the Bonnie Worley Community Service Scholarship Recipient.  The money you awarded me will be a great help as I begin my college career.

Maggie Miller, Bonnie Worley Community Service Scholarship Recipient

Thank you doesn’t seem adequate enough for your kind generosity that has been shown to us over the past few weeks.  We really appreciate the money that we received.  It will never be forgotten.  It’s such a blessing to  live in a community that is so loving and comes together in time of need.  Thank you again, not only for the money but for your prayers.

Darin & Jennifer Frazier  

Thank you so much for your generous gift to our family in this difficult time in our lives.  We are truly blessed with a community of wonderful people with big hearts.  We are continuing daily to put together our lives.  God will lead us in the right direction, as he always does. Thank you again.  Love and Peace.

Family of Baby Oliver Pinkney

Thank you for your support that made the Dinner on the Lawn’ a success.  The evening was perfect.  Your support means we can provide more resources to the families affected by the disease.

Alzheimer's of Tennessee

Thank you for your generous donation to the CAM Food Pantry.  May God bless you in your endeavors.  Virginia Haynes, Secretary of the CAM Pantry Board of Directors.

CAM Food Pantry

On behalf of The Catfish Derby & Riverfest Board of Directors, I would like to express thankful gratitude for your continued work, support, and sponsorship.  You play a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success and I want to convey my sincere appreciation for each and every contribution.  Your generosity has inspired us and we are motivated to continue our mission with even greater dedication and success toward the growth of The Catfish Derby & Riverfest and the altruistic foundation from which it was built for many years to come.  Sincerely, Timothy White, Chairman of The Catfish Derby & Riverfest Board of Directors.

Catfish Derby & Riverfest

Thank you for the opportunity to be a vendor at the Sip & Shop event.  We appreciate all of the effort put into organizing an event of this nature.  Sincerely, Sherri Staggs

Sherri Staggs, Local Business Owner

At the Darryl Worley Foundation, we are happy to help our clients make their homes accessible. Residential ramps can create a safe path for wheelchairs, and allow for more mobility so that clients can access their homes with ease. Ms. Patterson pictured here had Covid and had to have a liver transplant. This ramp was built by her brother and the supplies were provided by the Darryl Worley Foundation. The Darryl Foundation has been able to donate $18,056.53 in ramps this year. Thank you for all who helped to make this happen!

Sewilta Patterson
In our conference room, Shellee Harrison, Sgt. Brown’s sister, shared a moment with books that illuminate her brother’s remarkable bravery and service to our nation, including the inspiring “Lima 3.”
The Darryl Worley Foudnation proudly supports the Sgt. David Brown Memorial Foundation. Thank you for all who have showed their support.
Sgt David Brown, We Stand with Sgt. David Brown's Legacy

Thank you for your recent contribution of 100 wreath to Shiloh National Military Park.  Your generous donation certainly made an impact and we thank you!

With increased focus within the park and local sponsorship groups building up interest, we had 444 wreaths delivered this year, 2023, that were placed throughout the national cemetery and at the confederate trenches. 

For information or to donate wreaths contact Julie Huttick at

Julie Huttick, Wreaths Across America Location Coordinator for Shiloh National Park Cemetery


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