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 2016: Dawson County Historical Museum proudly hosts Carolyn Fairbanks “Dance into the Unknown” May/June 2016

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

July 3rd: Dock Decorating Contest. Sign up at the C-Store on July 2nd or 3rd. Contest will take place Sunday afternoon

July 3rd: The 16th annual “Light up the Lake” fireworks show will be Sunday, July 3rd 2016, at 10:00 p.m. Greg Hartman, organizer, will be on hand to help make the show one of the biggest ever and KRVN 93.1 FM will play patriotic music to go along with the 24 minute fireworks show.

July 4th: This is a fun 5K run/walk where everyone is welcome. Starts at Lexington Family Aquatic Center, 10th & Monroe at 8:00 a.m. (Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.)

July 4th: Boat Parade. Sign up will be from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. on the 4th at the C-store. The boat parade will start at 10:00 a.m. Prizes to follow!!!

July 4th: The annual 4th of July fireworks display will be Monday, July 4th, at dusk at Kirkpatrick Memorial Park in Lexington.

July 9th – 17th: 2016 Dawson County Fair. 130 years. Growin’ and Showin’

July 13th: Lexington Area Community Choir Golf Tournament

July 24th: The program, Riders of the Orphan Train, sponsored by Humanities Nebraska will be held at the Lexington Public Library at 2:00 p.m. Presented by author Alison Moore, who has been touring nationally since 1998, and renowned musician Phil Lancaster, the multi-media program is currently the official outreach program for the National Orphan Train Complex Museum and Research Center.

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

Aug. 2nd – 3rd: Dawson County Historical Museum presents A Wedding Revue Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bridal Show Open House (Tue only, “Meet the Artist” with Beth Cole)

All Summer Activities:

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!!

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.

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

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.

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

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