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.


The Lexington Community Foundation hosts three annual events each year for the benefit of
Lexington and the surrounding community.


Each spring, numerous volunteers & supporters come together to put on the annual Key Dinner and Auction. Key ’17 was held Saturday, April 22, 2017 with a Preview Night open to the public on Friday, April 21st. You did not need to be a Key ticket holder, or even in the State of Nebraska to bid. This was the sixteenth Key event hosted by the Foundation. Thanks to the thousands who have participated in this annual fundraiser, more than $3.8 million dollars have been raised from past events. The resulting grants back to the community have had an immediate and visible impact in this community. Key ‘18 has been set for April 28, 2018 with a Preview Social Night on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Fall Luncheon

Each fall, guests are invited to join the Lexington Community Foundation for a complimentary Fall Luncheon. This event is held as a way for the Foundation to say thank you for the continued support of our donors. The guests are treated to a wonderful lunch and a brief overview of the current happenings surrounding the Foundation. The 15th Annual Fall Luncheon will be held on November 8, 2018 at Kirk’s Restaurant.

Give BIG Lexington

The Foundation’s Give BIG Lexington initiative began in 2011 and was the first giving day hosted in Nebraska. Give BIG Lexington is held each November during National Philanthropy Week. This community-wide giving challenge is designed to raise dollars and awareness for local nonprofit organizations. During this one-day event, donations can be made to local nonprofits through the Lexington Community Foundation office or online.

In six years, more than $2,654,400 has been distributed to 101 area organizations from over 11,400 donations. Support for Give BIG Lexington has been widespread and has generated support from around the world with donations being received from 18 different states and one foreign country. The Give BIG campaign definitely illustrates what a difference a day can make. This single-day drive has become an enormous focus for charitable fundraising in the Lexington area. We are thankful for everyone who contributed to the success of Give BIG Lexington!!

The 7th annual Give BIG Lexington will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Lexington Community Foundation Board of Directors will again covere ALL of the Razoo processing fees! 100% of the donations made through Give BIG Lexington ‘17 will go to the participating organizations.

Key Dinner & Auction 2018

Fall Luncheon 2018

Give BIG Lexington 2018