LCF MISSION STATEMENT

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.

FOUNDATION GRANT SUPPORT IMPACTS THE COMMUNITY

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DAWSON COUNTY ARENA
  • In 2008, LCF worked with the Dawson County Ag Society, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and the Dawson County Rodeo Club to design, raise funds and open a 72,000 sq. ft. permanent arena at the Dawson County fairgrounds. The arena is used by clubs and individuals throughout the year and has been constructed to meet the standards necessary to host Pro Bull Riding competitions and rodeo finals.



    LEXINGTON AQUATIC CENTER
  • In 1995, the City of Lexington announced the plan to build the Family Aquatic Center. Through the Thanks-A-Million campaign, Lexington Community Foundation granted $600,000 to the project. This facility draws visitors from around the area throughout the summer.



    LEXINGTON AUDITORIUM
  • As part of the Lexington Middle School expansion project, the Lexington Auditorium was completely renovated in 1997. New sound and lighting technology was added to make this a state-of -the -art facility for performing arts. The Lexington Community Foundation raised $400,000 for the Auditorium renovation, and holds a permanent endowment fund for future technological upgrades and enhancements.



    LEXINGTON GRAND GENERATION CENTER
  • In 2007, LCF worked with the Grand Generation steering committee and the City of Lexington to raise the funding needed to complete the 3,000 sq. ft. addition and complete remodel of the existing center. This project was primarily funded through a Federal grant in which LCF provided the match grant requirement.



    LEXINGTON OPTIMIST HITTING COMPLEX
  • In 2005, LCF worked with the Mike & Audrey Racek family and the Lexington Optimist Club to build the indoor Lexington Optimist Hitting Complex. This complex is the site for skills training and instruction year round and includes batting cages and golf swing nets, and has been used as a model for construction of similar facilities for area programs including UNK Baseball.



    LEXINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • In 2005, the Lexington Community Foundation, along with the City of Lexington and the Lexington Optimist Club, raised more than $3 million for the construction of the new Lexington Public Library. The existing facility is more than three times larger than the former location and has tripled the number of library card holders since the doors opened in November 2007.



    LIBRARY PROGRAM INITIATIVE
  • LCF created the Library Program Initiative in 2007 which brings a variety of programs to Lexington at no cost to patrons. The Library Program season runs from August through May each year. To find out the program schedule, visit http://www.lexingtonlibrary.org.



    OPTIMIST RECREATION COMPLEX
  • LCF partnered with the Lexington Optimist Club in 1995 to construct the recreation complex which includes baseball, softball and soccer fields, as well as, a concession building. Literally thousands of players and spectators from across the state converge at the complex to enjoy great competition.