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.
BIGGER THAN EVER
GIVE BIG LEXINGTON TO DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN
$621,000 TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
Give BIG Lexington 2016 was a celebration of the people and the organizations who believe in this community. This sixth annual event hosted by the Lexington Community Foundation (LCF) has raised the largest amount in the event’s history. An unprecedented $544,604 was raised from 2,402 donations to 75 organizations and causes. That figure combined with the LCF incentive match funds and prizes will result in $621,404 being distributed to local causes.
In the six single-day events since 2011, more than $2.65 million has been raised for our local nonprofits through Give BIG Lexington. The campaign illustrates what a difference a day can make and has become an enormous focus for charitable fundraising in the Lexington area.
We are humbled by the community’s generosity. Through your generous donations lives will be changed, our community will grow stronger, and the causes you have supported will thrive. By doing more together through Give BIG Lexington, the area’s nonprofits, programs and projects will continue to enhance the quality of life in our community.
Sometimes it’s BIGger than dollars and cents . . . It’s the pride, the feeling you get from giving . . . It’s knowing that we came together during Give BIG Lexington to compel the common good!
The Lexington Community Foundation is pleased to present the following report of the Give BIG Lexington’s results:
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: $544,604
TOTAL DISTRIBUTED TO NONPROFITS: $621,404
TOTAL MATCH POOL: $75,000
GOLDEN TICKET PRIZES $1,800
NUMBER OF DONATIONS MADE: 2,402
NUMBER OF DONORS: 1,044
NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING DONATIONS: 75
TOP 10 ORGANIZATIONS (by amount raised):
- Johnson Lake Trails Fund – $120,125
- Orthman Community YMCA – $77,160
- Lexington Community Foundation – $41,203
- Johnson Lake State Recreation Fund – $27,795
- Lexington Alumni Association / Scholarship Fund – $20,185
- Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles – $17,379
- Backpacks for Kids – $14,546
- Club 180 – $14,212
- Lexington Volunteer Fire Department – $13,650
- Lexington Regional Health Center Charitable Fund – $11,970
GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS: ($100 to a nonprofit randomly drawn by Razoo each hour)
- Anonymous – Central Nebraska Human Trafficking Outreach
- Anonymous – L2 for Kids
- Susan Rowe – D_awson/Gosper County CASA_
- Bruce Bader – Johnson Lake Trails
- Gail Wightman – Backpacks for Kids
- Anonymous – L2 for Kids
- Marge Bader – DC Historical Society and Museum
- Barry McFarland – Lexington Fireworks Fund
- Andy & Mary Krajewski – LRHC Charitable Fund
- Mackenzie Hill – Club 180
$200 EARLY BIRD PRIZE – Rhonda Russman – DC 4-H Livestock Premium Fund
$200 MID WAY PRIZE – Carol Boyle – The Christmas Project Fund
$200 HAPPY HOUR PRIZE – Steve & Mary Smith – Majestic Theatre Project Fund
$200 NIGHT OWL PRIZE – Dahlas Holbein – Dawson County Hero Flight
November 10, 2016
The Foundation recognizes the important role media plays in the success of our giving day. Thanks is given to the Give Big Lexington media sponsors and the local organizations that promoted Give BIG on their marquee.
2017 Elite Sponsors:
2017 Leadership Sponsors:
Black Hills Energy
Flowers & Dawson Home
Heldt & McKeone
ServiceMaster of Mid-Nebraska
Bruce & Julie Rickertsen
Dave & Peggy Stenberg
Ken VerMaas, Jr.
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.