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 local activities happening this summer!

June 20th – Aug. 31st: Dawson County Historical Museum presents A Wedding Revue Art Gallery Exhibit Paintings by Beth Cole

July 27th – Aug. 13th: Dawson County Historical Museum presents A Wedding Revue Main Gallery Exhibit Vintage Wedding Dresses from friends of DCHS Historic Wedding Dresses from our Collections

July 30th: Orthman Community YMCA is partnering with Camp Arrowhead to host a
Mini Sprint Triathlon. If you’ve been considering competing in a triathlon, this is the perfect opportunity to start. Discover your potential in this mini sprint triathlon that challenges participants to swim 1/4 mile, bike 6.2 miles and finish with a half-mile run.

August 1st: Orthman Community YMCA is hosting a Water Park Fun Day on Monday August 1st from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of splashing fun at the Orthman Community YMCA as they transform the track’s infield to a fabulous water party! Slip-n-slides, water balloons, underground sprinklers and even fire trucks will provides an ocean of water to stay cool and have fun with friends. All kids up to grade 6 are welcome. Register at the Y by July 27th, $4 for first child per family/$2 each additional child.

Aug. 2nd: Dawson County Historical Museum presents Bridal Show Open House and “Meet the Artist” with Beth Cole on Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Aug. 3rd: Dawson County Historical Museum presents Bridal Show Open House on Wednesday, August 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activities to do All Summer Long:

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 Raceway – Hobby Stock, Stock, Sport Mod, Late Model and Modified racing at Lexington Raceway Every Sunday Evening at 6:00 p.m.

Majestic Theater – New Summer Schedule! Wednesday Night Movies in June! 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. 

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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 Cneter for more information.