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Thomas K. Crawford

Thomas K. Crawford, 51, of Gilbert, Ariz., was brought home to be with his Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, on July 2, 2006.

Tom was the founder, chairman and CEO of Leadership Network Corporation, where his dream and guiding philosophy was to "Change People’s Lives for the Better." Beyond words, Tom lived to serve others. Whether stranger or close friend, if someone was in need, Tom would be first in line to be their champion — and always anonymously, seeking no glory for himself. He founded the Leadership Children’s Foundation, a philanthropic fund that strives to preserve childhood and improve the quality of life for children across America.

Tom was also a dedicated board member for many causes he believed in deeply, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, Childhelp USA and Valley Christian High School.

Tom moonlighted as an actor, writer, professional speaker and comedian, infusing his creativity, dry wit and playful spirit in all his endeavors. He and his wife own a second home in Park City and, over the years, have made many friends here.

Tom is survived by his beautiful wife Tammy, his loving children Spencer and Jessica, his sister Gloria and his stepmother Gurnith.

Services have been held. Donations are being accepted in honor of Tom to create a college fund for his children, Spencer and Jessica (Wells Fargo Bank, TKC Memorial Account, c/o Leadership Network Corporation, 890 W. Elliot Road, No. 108, Gilbert, Ariz. 85233).