The goal of the Foundation is to increase the permanent endowment to $1 million. Already earnings have enabled the Foundation to fund college scholarships and to make grants to local charities serving Lakewood’s greatest needs. The following grants have been made that directly serve Lakewood charities, children and families.

Larry Saunders Award Application

 

 

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2019 Nomination Form Larry Saunders Service Award

 

The City of Lakewood, in partnership with Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF), is accepting nominations for the

 

2019 LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD

 

to honor a citizen or organization for extraordinary service to community.

 

PLEASE LEGIBLY COMPLETE and deliver this Nomination Form, in person or by mail, to the Reception Desk, First Floor, Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street, SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, to arrive before the

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, SEP 27, 2019.

 

NOMINEE

FULL NAME ______________________________________________________

                              (Person or Organization proposed for special recognition)

 

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________

                              (Mailing address)

 

CONTACT _______________________________________________________ 

                              (Phone & email address)

 

NOMINATOR

FULL NAME ______________________________________________________

                              (Person making nomination)

 

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________

                              (Mailing address)

 

CONTACT _______________________________________________________ 

                              (Phone & email address)

 

RELATIONSHIP TO THE NOMINEE: __________________________________

 

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PLEASE SIGN                          AND            CONFIRM DATE SUBMITTED

 

 

          DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION IS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

 

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2019 Nomination Form Larry Saunders Service Award

 

NARRATIVE - TELL US WHY YOU BELIEVE THE SERVICE OF YOUR NOMINEE IS SPECIAL AND DESERVING OF COMMUNITY RECOGNITION:

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          DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION IS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

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2019 Nomination Form Larry Saunders Service Award

 

The AWARD will be presented at City Hall on January 21, 2020, together with a Special Grant to a qualified (not-for-profit) Lakewood organization selected by the Award recipient, available and present to receive this contribution.

 

Please provide name and contact information for the qualified Lakewood organization designated to receive the Award's associated Special Grant:

 

ORGANIZATION __________________________________________________

                              (Name of qualified organization re separate Award Grant)

 

ADDRESS _______________________________________________________

                              (Mailing address)

 

QUALIFYING REFERENCE _________________________________________

                                                  (EIN or IRS Letter of Determination) (#1)

 

CONTACT _______________________    ______________________________

                              (Name)                                      (phone & email address)

 

COORDINATION Approval and Presentation of the LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD is predicated upon reasonable expectation that parties involved will attend and participate, or be represented, at the City Council meeting indicated (above). For purposes of agenda and preparation, related information will be confirmed during the preceding month. It is assumed that all parties concerned shall be available to respond or provide timely notice (#2).

 

ADDITIONAL INFO Please attach or reference specific supporting information, documents, news or photo/image as may help a fair and valid determination for the Award (#3).

 

THANK YOU For taking the time to help MAKE A DIFFERENCE for Lakewood.

 

NOTES:

#1. Any established 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to provision of a public service/benefit within City of Lakewood.

#2. Receiving organization shall participate by providing a representative to receive the check.

#3. All supplemental materials provided will become part of the Application and may not be returned without specific request.

 

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION IS SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

 

 

Applications now being accepted for the Larry Saunders Service Award

 

 

Larry Saunders served our country and our city with distinction, retiring from the Army to organize Lakewood's Police Department, and serve as our first chief. Returning from Iraq, where he re-joined the Army to establish a police college in Baghdad, Larry embraced Lakewood with tireless community service: our Boys & Girls Club, Rotary Clubs, neighborhood associations, and the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF). Larry was a ray of light. We were stunned when he died one morning in January, 2016.

 

To honor Larry, the City of Lakewood in partnership with the LCFF created an award to recognize exemplary service to Lakewood. The LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD, is given annually to a person or organization who merits special recognition and community appreciation. This 2019 announcement occasions the award's third year.

 

NOMINATE A COMMUNITY SERVICE HERO [ONE PERSON OR ORGANIZATION]

AND TELL US WHY YOUR NOMINEE DESERVES RECOGNITION

 

The Award provides a separate grant, selected by the recipient,

to a Lakewood organization. Both will be presented at

the first regular City Council meeting of 2020.

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City of Lakewood in partnership with the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund

ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS OPEN Aug 1 ~ Sep 27 for the 2019

LARRY SAUNDERS SERVICE AWARD

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FORMS AVAILABLE ~ Please visit Reception at City Hall

6000 Main Street, SW, Lakewood, WA

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

or look for LARRY AWARD at https://lakewoodfoundation.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

Grants approved for 2019

Greater Lakes Mental Health $ 5,000.00
Nourish Pierce County $ 3,000.00
Centerforce $ 2,000.00
St. Francis Cabrini $ 2,000.00
Operation Homefront $ 1,500.00
EFN $ 2,500.00
Kiwanis (Partners for Parks) $ 5,000.00
Lakewood Baseball $ 3,000.00
Communities in Schools

$ 2,000.00

   
   
Total $ 26,000.00

Category

2019 First Quarter Financials

 

Beginning Assets, End of 3rd Quarter: $ 933,363.34
1st Quarter Contributions: $ 1,600.00
Interest: $ 3056.70
Realized Gains: $ 552.72
Unrealized Gains: $70,027.94
Fees:

$ -147.21

GTCF Fees: $-2,201.09
Grants $-1000.00
Ending Assets, thru 1st Quarter 2019 $1,005,252.40
   

 

We Made It A Million!

We Did It!

 

Thanks to over 75 generous donors, the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund (LCFF) Make It a Million fundraising campaign was a big success.  As of April 16, 2019, LCFF has a grand total of $1,005,310.99!  In other words, we did it!

 

Among the larger group of donors were 17 donors who contributed $1,000 or more.  These gifts were key to reaching LCFF’s million dollar goal because they were matched one-for-one by incredibly generous anonymous donors.

 

The million dollar mark is a major milestone for LCFF and Lakewood.  It represents a wonderful investment in making Lakewood a great community. 

 

Each year LCFF accepts grant applications from worthy Lakewood causes and distributes the interest earned on our accounts to community organizations such as the following:

 

Caring for Kids

Nourish (formerly FISH)

Emergency Food Network

Communities in Schools

Lakewood Baseball Club

Lakewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Greater Lakes Mental Health

Centerforce

Lakewood Community Players

LASA

Operation Homefront

Partners for Parks

And many more!

 

In 2018, for example, LCFF granted $43,000 to 14 worthy Lakewood causes and charitable organizations.  The average grant was $3,071. 

 

LCFF wants to thank all those who supported the Make It a Million campaign and who have supported the Lakewood Community Foundation Fund over the years.  We could not have reached this goal without the generous support of so many.  Together, we are helping to make Lakewood a stronger and better community.

 

Now: on to $2 million!