Scholarship program provides $145,250 in support to graduating high school seniors

Through the 2024 Community Scholarship Program at the LaGrange County Community Foundation program, a total of $145,250 in scholarships will be provided to area students. Jennifer McBride, Community Foundation Scholarship Manager, presented the awards in May to students at school ceremonies for Lakeland, Prairie Heights and Westview schools. The Community Foundation manages more than 50 […]

Staff day in South Milford

The LaGrange County Community Foundation staff visited South Milford in May to see two recent grant funded community projects. On this trip, they visited two new spots: Coffee & Cream and the South Milford Veterans Memorial Park. Coffee & Cream of South Milford Coffee & Cream opened their doors on May 25 at 8015 E […]

2023-2024 Youth Philanthropy Recap

LIFE is a youth philanthropy program of the LaGrange County Community Foundation. LIFE members gain experiences in community service and charitable giving. The students also provide oversight to youth grant funds at the Community Foundation. During the 2023 – 2024 school year LIFE offered one grant cycle, awarding $17,495 to youth serving organizations and school […]

Heart of Gold Award honors volunteer service

The LaGrange County Community Foundation’s Heart of Gold Award shines the spotlight on community residents passionate about making a difference. The Community Foundation received nine nominations for the annual Heart of Gold Award, each with their own inspiring story of service and volunteerism. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the award. All nominees will […]

LIFE youth program volunteers at Council on Aging

In April, LIFE members (representing Lakeland, Prairie Heights and Westview) served lunch to senior citizens at the LaGrange County Council on Aging during their monthly luncheon.

LIFE grants support LaGrange County youth projects

LaGrange County Community Foundation awarded ten LIFE grants totaling $17,495 to area organizations and schools during its 2024 LIFE grant cycle. The grants will support educational and youth projects in LaGrange County. LIFE is a youth philanthropy program of the LaGrange County Community Foundation. Members represent Lakeland, Westview and Prairie Heights High Schools, with one […]

LaGrange County Community Foundation receives $750,000 Lilly Endowment Matching Grant

LaGrange County Community Foundation has received a matching fund grant totaling $750,000 as part of the eighth phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s initiative, Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VIII). LaGrange County Community Foundation will use the funding to further develop its unrestricted fund – the Caring Community Fund – and to support the development […]

McBride joins Community Foundation team

Jennifer McBride serves as our Office and Scholarship Manager. Her role primarily focuses on the Foundation’s daily operations, greeting visitors, processing donor gifts, coordinating board and committee meetings, as well as managing the Foundation’s scholarship programs.   McBride holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Trine University. She worked for LaGrange County government for […]

Q & A with Laurie Sherck

Laurie Sherck joined the LaGrange County Community Foundation staff in 2019 as the Office and Scholarship Manager. She retires at the end of March. While we are sad to see our co-worker and friend retire, we are excited to see what she will accomplish next. We spoke with Sherck and asked her to share about […]

2024 Showcase winners, Intentional Acts of Kindness and more!

On Jan. 11, members of the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce joined together for a Member Showcase and the Annual Meeting. This year, the staff of the LaGrange County Community Foundation won the 2024 Member Showcase! Each year, Chamber invites members to showcase their organization or business prior to their Annual Meeting. The Community Foundation […]