The Lexington Community Foundation exists to encourage and strengthen philanthropy in order to provide a permanent source of funding for opportunities to improve the quality of life, strengthen the sense of community, benefit future generations in Lexington, Nebraska.


Enjoy the many activities happening in Lexington!

Oct. 30th – Try the Y for FREE! Enjoy the Orthman Community YMCA on the last Sunday of the month for Free. Play a game of basketball, lift weights or take a walk on the indoor walking track. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and to see if the Y is right for you! Sunday Oct. 30th from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Activities to enjoy in Lexington:

Farmers Market – Find fresh, locally grown produce every Saturday morning (8:00 – 11:00 a.m.) and Tuesday evening (4:00 – 7:00 p.m.) between June 25th & October 8th!!

Lexington Parks & Rec. – Lexington boasts 8 public parks, plus a skateboard park, Family Aquatic Center and the Lexington Fieldhouse, a new 27,000 square-foot indoor sports activities building. The City has more than 100 acres of recreational green space, including a growing network of hike-bike trails.

Lexington Public Library: Storytime – Starting Sept 7th, you can meet at the Library for storytime on Wednesdays beginning at 10:30 a.m. Pre-readers and their caregivers are invited to enjoy stories, songs and activities.

Majestic Theater – Showtimes: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Doors open 40 minutes prior to showtime.

Orthman Communtiy YMCA – Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday, 5:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Foundation 2016 Event Sponsorship

The Lexington Community Foundation Board (LCF) appreciates your support of the Foundation and its activities throughout the years. We recognize that our success in being able to raise money through our annual events – The Key (dinner and auction) and Give Big Lexington (day of giving) – is directly related to the support you provide us.

Over $13.9 million has been distributed back into Lexington and the Johnson Lake area by the Foundation since 1996. Dozens of projects, both large and small, and thousands of people have benefitted. The Foundation firmly believes that communities should feel great about being generous together. Lexington accomplishes that!

We thank you for the many ways you continue to support the Foundation. 

2016 Foundation Premier Event Sponsors:

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IRA Charitable Rollovers

On December 18, 2015 the President signed the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” into law. This law includes a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As in years past, the IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The Charitable IRA Rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor’s adjusted gross income. Download the IRA Charitable Rollover Fact Sheet

Visit: Giving Center for more information.