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!

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

August 25th – Speakers & Stories Series at the Lexington Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 25th starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Join the conversation with educators to learn how they are promoting new and creative ways to prepare our students for the 21st Century.

August 25th – Business After Hours at Holiday Inn Express on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. “Come and sample the food of the new caterer that is available to your Lexington Holiday Inn Express.” Alcohol will be served at this event.

Sept. 3rd & 4th30th Annual EXTRAVAGANZA! Antique, Flea Market, Craft, Collectibles, Refurbished Items & Gun Show – featuring 180 vendors at the Dawson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 4th from from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sept. 26th – Special Event at the Majestic Theater “Presidential Debate” on Monday, September 26, 2016 from ​8:00-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Free Admission and ​FREE BAG OF POPCORN FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND!

Activities to enjoy for the rest of the summer:

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 – 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

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