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.


Give BIG Lexington Attracts Thousands of Donations

Give BIG Lexington was yet another testament to the power of what a community can accomplish when they pull together. For 24 exciting hours, on November 12th, the community of Lexington united around a shared purpose – to make the Lexington area an even better place to live.

The event is one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Lexington special. Donors took advantage of the opportunity to make a real impact by giving to their favorite organization(s) knowing their gift would be increased by matching funds and have a chance to win bonus grants.

The Give BIG Lexington campaign definitely illustrates what a difference a day can make. Last Thursday’s single-day drive is the fifth in what has become an enormous focus for charitable fundraising in the Lexington area.

The 2015 initiative generated over $368,000 in contributions for 78 nonprofits. Nearly 1,200 donors made 2,400 contributions that day. With the incentive match and prizes added to the total, the Lexington Community Foundation will distribute $477,611 to local causes, bringing the total given back to the community in the first five GBL campaigns over $2M.

In a statement, Jackie Berke, Executive Director of Lexington Community Foundation, says, “It’s hard to put a price tag on the good life we enjoy. We can start by thinking about all the good things our local nonprofits make possible each and every day. Donors last Thursday illustrated that they believe in a community where every person matters. We strive to live in a place where all are safe and healthy. We appreciate a ride or hike on our trails and abundant beautiful green space. We enjoy attending local theater, concerts and recreation leagues.

To all who participated in Give BIG Lexington, thank you for uniting in the spirit of giving. Thank you for investing in Lexington’s future. You helped shape Lexington’s future.”

Give BIG Lexington

Thanks for Giving!

Thank you to the thousands of people who make Give BIG Lexington a huge success each year!

Countless lives will be impacted through your investment in the nonprofits and programs working to improve the quality of life for all people in the Lexington Nebraska area.

Thank you, for uniting positively to make a difference!

GBL ’16 -
November 10, 2016

A special
to our Sponsors:

Media Sponsors

Clipper Herald Newspaper
KRVN Radio
Mundo Times
NTV News

2016 Elite Sponsors:


Tom & Cathy Fagot

2016 Leadership Sponsors:

Barmore Drug Store
Rick & Mary Barmore
Bill & Elsie Barrett
Rick & Stephanie Buell
Docks Unlimited
Downey Drilling, Inc.
Eustis Body Shop
Jonathan E. Fuller MD, PC.
Great Western Bank
Andrew & Mary Krajewski
Lauby Co., Inc.
O’Hanlon Seed
Toby Owens & Amy Biehl-Owens
Paulsen, Inc.
Plum Creek Medical Group
Bruce & Julie Rickertsen
ServiceMaster of Mid-Nebraska
Dave & Peggy Stenberg
Bill & Donna Stewart
Dan & Stacy Strauss
Ken VerMaas
Volvo Trucks of Lexington, Inc.
Will & Fritz Weinhold
John & Janet Wightman

The Lexington Community Foundation Board of Directors can modify any restrictions or conditions if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community. As such, Give BIG Lexington reserves the right to deny or condition the distribution of prize grants if, in the judgment of its Board of Directors, such restriction or condition becomes necessary.