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 TO DISTRIBUTE
$362,000 TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
Lexington Community Foundation Giving Day Attracts 2,200 Donations
The Lexington Community Foundation’s Give BIG Lexington campaign generated more than $256,000 in contributions for nonprofits from 2,218 donations. The donation total is up 85% compared to last year’s 1,200 donations. All 76 participating organizations received donations and will be included in the incentive match distribution from the Lexington Community Foundation.
The giving day event was held on Thursday, November 14th and carried over into Friday, November 15th following giving site problems with the Razoo Global Corporation platform. Donors contributed to the participating organizations profiled on www.giveBiglexington.razoo.com by either donating online or presenting their donations at the Foundation office. The Lexington Community Foundation provided an incentive match pool of $100,000 that added a proportional share distribution to each contribution made, as well as, $6,000 in bonus grants and golden ticket prizes.
Give Big Lexington makes giving easy. “Give BIG Lexington unites people in the goal of building a stronger community,” said Jackie Berke, Executive Director of the Lexington Community Foundation. “There is certainly power in pulling together as a community."
Please help the Foundation in thanking the following businesses and individuals for their role in making Give BIG Lexington a success:
- Media Sponsors: KRVN, Lexington Clipper Herald and NTV / Fox
- TV Coverage – KNOP TV
- Pinnacle Bank & Jan Wiley – She is our cashier for the event.
- Dave Hanna – He provided tech support to get the computer stations and TV hooked up.
- Madeline’s Cafe & Bakery & Kellie Rieke – donated the baked goods for the office and was a “perk” Sponsor.
- Marquee Sponsors: Barney Insurance, Dawson County Fairgrounds, Grand Generation Center, Lexington Middle School, Lexington High School, Lexington Opportunity Center,
MRK, Inc., Plum Creek Market Place and all the other businesses who promoted GBL.
- Sign Pro & Curt Bennett – The sign on the Foundation office window.
- Other “Perk” Sponsors: Barmore Drug, Coffee Cottage and A&D Cafe
- Mogens Knudsen donated lunch for everyone at the office on Thursday
- U-Save Business – use of machines and supplies
- WalMart – let us borrow their big screen TV for the leaderboard
- Lexington Regional Health Center – for lending me employees and for lunch on Friday!
- Non-LCF Board volunteers: Kathy Fowler, Cathy Fagot, Jolene Morrison, Wynnie Reicks and Michaela Berke
. . . . and to all of you. THANK YOU!
The many ways you support this Foundation is why events like
Give BIG Lexington are successful.
We are pleased to present the following report of Give BIG Lexington’s final results:
Gifts this year, came from a more diverse and extensive pool of donors. Give BIG Lexington received 223 donations from 47 towns within the State of Nebraska other than Lexington and Johnson Lake; and 42 donations from 18 states and one foreign country.
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED: $256,253
TOTAL DISTRIBUTED TO NONPROFITS: $362,253
TOTAL MATCH POOL: $100,000
BONUS GRANTS: $5,000
GOLDEN TICKET PRIZES: $1,000
NUMBER OF DONATIONS MADE: 2,218
NUMBER OF DONORS: 1,220+
NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING DONATIONS: 76
MOST DONATIONS RECEIVED BY A SINGLE ORGANIZATION: 422 (Lexington Fieldhouse/Adult Soccer League)
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS (BONUS GRANT CHALLENGE – most unique donors):
- Lexington Majestic Theater Project: 154 ~ $2,500 Bonus Grant
- Lexington Area Community Choir: 69 ~ $1,500 Bonus Grant
- Johnson Lake Trails: 67 ~ $1,000 Bonus Grant
- Minutemen Fine Arts Association (MFAA): 55
- Lexington Volunteer Fire Department: 54
- Dawson County CASA: 47
TOP 5 ORGANIZATIONS (by amount raised):
- Johnson Lake Trails Fund – $62,398
- YMCA of Lexington – $26,474
- Majestic Theater Project – $17,691
- Club 180 – $11,140
- Lexington Volunteer Fire Department – $9,590
GOLDEN TICKET WINNERS ($100 to a nonprofit randomly drawn each hour):
Nebraskaland Tire – Lexington Area Community Choir
Annette Farnan – Legal Aid of Nebraska
Tami Reynolds – Lexington Area Community Choir
Virginia Raymond – L2 for Kids – Clothing Project
Tim Brayton – Royal Family Kids Camps
Keri Fagot – Lexington Athletic Booster Club
June Oliphant – Johnson Lake Trails
Kagan Seim – Lexington Volunteer Fire Department
John & Donna Soflin – Lexington Rotary Club
Craig & Terri Uden – Operation Santa Claus
to our Sponsors:
2013 Perk Sponsors
2013 Media Sponsors
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.