Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Legacy Foundation, Inc.

Lake County's Community Foundation

Merrillville, IN   |  https://legacyfdn.org/

Mission

Building a culture of philanthropy across generations that will positively transform Lake County.

Ruling year info

1997

President

Ms. Carolyn Saxton

Main address

370 E. 84th Drive Suite 100

Merrillville, IN 46410 USA

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EIN

35-1872803

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

RiseNWI

RiseNWI is a trusted non-partisan source for education related to local government and opportunities to become civically engaged within your community. We empower local residents to be strong advocates for improved quality of life in Northwest Indiana. Through training, resources and networking we equip all citizens to be active participants in their community.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Promoting the 2020 Census in Lake County, Indiana. We work with the Census Bureau and local Complete Count Committees to reach hard-to-count communities.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Lake County Eats Local (LCEL) is a program of the South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers Market Promotional Program. Through land-based and “On-the-Go” farmers markets, LCEL aims to make fresh food more affordable and accessible to residents in East Chicago and Gary.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Council on Foundations National Standards 2006

Affiliations & memberships

Council on Foundations - Member 2003

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2014

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Legacy Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gregory Gordon

Centier Bank

Term: 2020 -

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Karima Hasan Bey

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Heather Garay

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Danette Garza

Jack Gray Transport

Michael Griffin

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Stephen Kavois

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Thomas Keon

Purdue University Northwest

Shannon Noder

Krieg DeVault

Martha Rivas Ramos

Chris Salatas

United States Senate, Senator Todd Young

Sophia Stratton

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Verlie Suggs

Ellen Szarleta

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Phil Taillon

City of Hammond

Richard Young

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Robert Johnson

Cimcor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Community Foundation, Legacy, Endowment, Financial Planning, Grant Making, Scholarship