Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s Community Foundation, offers a new philanthropic resource to serve nonprofit organizations’ staff and volunteers, individual donors, professional advisors, community leaders and anyone who works to advance charitable giving.
Legacy Foundation produced its 2009-10 Annual Report as a colorful binder full of useful information that goes beyond a financial report to provide users a tool to use in their philanthropic pursuits. The entire resource is available on the Legacy Foundation Web site at http://www.legacyfoundationlakeco.org.
“We designed this binder with you, the user, in mind,” Harry J. Vande Velde III, president and chief executive officer, told nearly 200 guests at Legacy Foundation’s recent community reception, where the binder was introduced and distributed. “I encourage you to refer to it frequently and to add information throughout the year relevant to fundraising and grant making.”
Vande Velde noted that the binder is a tangible example of how Legacy Foundation serves the Lake County community.
Harry J. Vande Velde III, President and CEO of Legacy Foundation speaking at the annual reception
“We are mission oriented, constituency sensitive and fiscally responsible,” he stated. “Legacy Foundation is focused on facilitating philanthropy throughout the community, supporting the nonprofit organizations that do important work to enhance the quality of life, and being good stewards of donors’ gifts.”
The Legacy Foundation report is titled, “What’s Your Legacy?” In addition to audited financial statements for the foundation’s most recent fiscal year and rosters of current staff, volunteer board members and committees, the binder includes:
- Highlights of programs and scholarships funded through Legacy Foundation.
- An honor roll of donors, partners and friends who support the Foundation.
- Grant guidelines, tips and forms to make the process of applying for grants simpler and more productive.
- Information about opportunities to participate in Legacy Foundation initiatives.
- A useful glossary of philanthropic terminology.
- An update on Project 100%, Legacy Foundation’s strategic initiative to address educational attainment in Lake County.
Lake County’s Community Foundation honors Ed Radigan at annual reception
Legacy Foundation’s annual community reception featured a tribute to the late Edward J. Radigan, longtime community leader, businessman, philanthropist and the first president of Legacy Foundation. Radigan passed away Sept. 21 at the age of 85.
Dr. John T. Scully offered touching reflections about his lifelong friend. Nancy K. Johnson, who succeeded Radigan as president of Legacy Foundation, shared fond and sometimes humorous memories of learning from him.
Also during the reception, Legacy Foundation recognized the 2010 Great Lake Award Initiative participants and their mentors.
Great Lake Award Initiative Participants talk with guests.
To request a hard copy of the Legacy Foundation philanthropic resource binder, call (219) 736-1880 or e-mail email@example.com.
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