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.

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual
Give BIG Lexington website is LIVE!

The Lexington Community Foundation is kicking off its fifth annual Give BIG Lexington campaign scheduled for Thursday, November 12th. This is a one-day giving event in which the Lexington Community Foundation will match a share of every qualifying contribution to local nonprofits on the Give BIG Lexington site for the 24-hour period.

The Foundation’s Give BIG Lexington initiative began in 2011 and was the first giving day hosted in Nebraska. In the first four years, more than $1,540,000 has been distributed to 82 area organizations from over 6,600 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 event has created unprecedented impact for this area.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Give BIG Lexington, the Lexington Community Foundation has increased the incentives for the giving day. The biggest change is regarding online processing fees. The Foundation will pay for all fees this year, making it possible for the 74 participating local organizations to receive 100% of every donation plus the match.

Grow your gift and maximize your impact when you give on
Thursday, November 12, 2015!!

The $100,000 match incentive will once again be offered. A proportional share of every donation made will be matched based on the total dollars raised during the giving day.

This year FIVE Bonus Grants will be awarded to the nonprofits that have the greatest number of unique donors give to their cause. Grants of $2,500, $2,000, $1500, $1000 and $500 will be paid respectively to those organizations. PLUS, more than $4,000 will be awarded in Golden Ticket and GBL ‘15 challenge prizes. These prizes are randomly selected from participating donors.

The Give BIG Lexington event site ( contains complete giving day information and rules, including a listing of the participating organizations and their causes. On Thursday, November 12th, the front page of the site will be live with leaderboards and media posts.

Give BIG Lexington will be held for 24 hours – from 12:00 a.m. until midnight on Thursday, November 12th and is presented by the Lexington Community Foundation.

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!

A special
to our Sponsors:

Media Sponsors

Clipper Herald Newspaper
KRVN Radio
Mundo Times
NTV News

2015 LCF Leadership Event Sponsors:

Barmore Drug Store
Rick & Mary Barmore
Kent & Shandra Brown
Buell Farms -
Rick & Stephanie Buell
Docks Unlimited
Eustis Body Shop
Fagot Electric
Jim & Marsha Fairbanks
Great Western Bank
Andy & Mary Krajewski
Lauby Co., Inc.
The Family of Jack McGowan
Joe & Linda Miller
Nebraska Spine & Pain Center – Jonathan E.Fuller, MD
Pinnacle Agency
Qtego Auction Technology
Larry & Jeanne Reynolds
Bruce & Julie Rickertsen
ServiceMaster – Brian Bazata
Steve & Mary Smith
Dave & Peggy Stenberg
Bill & Donna Stewart
Tyson Fresh Meats
U-Stor It
Ken & Janelle VerMaas
Will & Fritz Weinhold

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.