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    “Be the Light”Article appeared in the December issue of the Redstone ReviewAs the year closes out, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on the year. Many are inspired to “Be the Light” in serving or offering a little extra to those around us.  It does seem there are so many needs and causes to compete for our attention, money and energy.  While it is tempting to be discouraged when considering all the great needs in our community and beyond, I prefer to look a [...]

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    ​The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is marking its 10 year anniversary this year.  What started as a passion project led by several local residents, the impact it has had on the Lyons Community is quite remarkable.  LCF was established in 2007 and the first grants were awarded in 2008, less than one year later. Since then, LCF has awarded close to $400,000 in “community support grants” for a wide range of inspired work that seeks to Improve the quality of life, Bui [...]

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  • 03/07/17--05:02: March 7, 2017
  • 2017 College Scholarships AvailableEducation is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. YeatsThe Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce six college scholarships available to graduating high school students from the greater Lyons area. Applications are available online at www.lyonscf.org, under the Receive tab or from the front office of Lyons High School. Below is a brief description of each scholarship; please refer to individual ap [...]

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  • 03/16/17--05:36: LCF and LEAF 
  •  LCF and LEAF: working together for Lyons   Article appeared recently in the Redstone Review​The Lyons Community Foundation board last year created a policy to continue to provide support to the Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF).    LCF has been supporting LEAF and its predecessors since LCF’s inception 10 years ago.  Since LCF began awarding grants in 2009, funds allocated to LEAF/Food Pantry/Basic Needs Fund have accounted for over a quarter [...]

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  • 04/28/17--07:15: April 28th, 2017
  •  LCF and LEAF: An enduring collaboration serving Lyons Residents   By Kristen Bruckner (article appeared in the Redstone Review March 2017The Lyons Community Foundation board last year created a policy to continue to provide support to the Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF).    LCF has been supporting LEAF and its predecessors since LCF’s inception 10 years ago.  Since LCF began awarding grants in 2009, funds allocated to LEAF/Food Pantry/Basic Needs [...]

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    Article Recently Appeared in the Restone Review:The Lyons Community Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Student Scholarships.  The winners are Maddie Maguire (Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship), Cole Berreman (Steve Ralston Memorial Scholarship), Nicole Smith (“Uncle Bud” Winker Memorial Scholarship, Kyle Frohling and CeAnn Udovich (Joel Mack Memorial Scholarships) and Grayson Thomas (LCF Scholarship).  These stand-out students are recognized as leaders in ac [...]

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  • 06/14/17--23:00: sowing seeds of community
  • Article appeared recently in the Redstone ReviewGood deeds are like planting seeds.  Their effects grow beauty and change for years to come.  This is what happened when the Lyons Community Foundation was founded 10 years ago.  What began as collaboration of a group of Lyons citizens in an attempt to consolidate local philanthropy, has been nurtured and cultivated into a community catalyst, capable of addressing a wide variety of Lyons Area projects that have had long -lasting and [...]

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