People give through - not to - the Lakeview Area Community Fund
The mission of the Lakeview Area Community Fund is to enhance the quality of life in the Lakeview area by providing community focused grants.
In the spring of 2001, interested Lakeview citizens discussed the concept of having a community fund that would provide a future-funding base to enhance the quality of life in the Lakeview area. The group learned that this could easily be done by affiliating with the Greenville Area Community Foundation. The GACF would be responsible for administrative tasks for a small fund fee and the Lakeview group could concentrate on raising money and making the area aware of this new opportunity to give back to the community. With volunteers agreeing to become the first Advisory Committee – The Lakeview Area Community Fund (LACF) was on its way!
Since then twenty-three (23) new endowment funds have become part of the LACF family. They join the LACF Unrestricted Fund and include the Lena Rader Meijer Donor Advised Fund, The Bud Martin Family Fund (supports the LCWC), the Tamarack District Library Fund, the Spectrum Kelsey United for Health Fund and the Lakeview Youth Fund. Scholarship funds include the Rossman Family Scholarship Fund, the Wales Memorial Scholarship Fund, the James Kos Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Joe Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Clair & Alice Ellafrits Memorial Fund, the Elmer & Mary Coon Performing Arts Scholarship Fund, the Guilfoyle Family Scholarship Fund, the Abby & Todd Molitor Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Ken & Aletha Scholarship Fund, the Lakeview Community Schools Calculus Scholarship Fund, the Alfred & Leona Kranz Scholarship Fund, the Bob & Mary Charnley Scholarship Fund, the Roger Betten Family Scholarship Fund, the Darwin & Ethelda Van Houten Scholarship Fund, the Lincoln Family Adult Scholarship Fund, the Darrell Proctor Memorial Scholarship Fund, and the Trufant Area Scholarship Fund.
Members of the LACF Advisory Board include: Board Chair Keith H. Treiber DDS, Vice-Chair Ken Rader, Treasurer Richard Nielsen, Brian Brasser, Sue Brockschmidt, Kim Carr, Jake Eckholm, Kyle Hamlin, Pat Hinrichs, Linda Huckins, Jeff Kurtze, Dallas Lincoln, Bud Martin, Hope Nobel, Tim Rasmussen, and Greg Thebo.
The market value of all funds stands at about $480,000 and over $85,000 has been given back to the community to date. These funds make up the Lakeview family of funds that will benefit the Lakeview area for years to come.
For more information about giving to The Lakeview Area Community Fund or starting an endowment fund in memory or honor of a loved one contact Keith Treiber DDS in Lakeview at 989.352.7752 or email at email@example.com, or Alison Barberi, President/CEO of the Greenville Area Community Foundation at 616.754.2640 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for an LACF grant application template.
2015 LACF Scholarships were announced May 14 at Lakeview High School. 2015 recipients were:
Joe Cook Memorial Scholarship – Mackenzie Oberlin, John Tuluga-Torres
Ellafrits Memorial Scholarship – Jared Nadeau
Bob & Mary Charnley Scholarship – Madison Morgan
Elmer & Mary Coon Performing Arts Scholarship – Christopher Moss
Guilfoyle Family Scholarship – Angelica Larsen
LCS Calculus Scholarship – Bramyn Payne, Myranda Lake
Kos Memorial Scholarship – Kristen Nichols, Lucas Sweet
Alfred & Leona Kranz Scholarship – Madison Morgan
Rossman Family Scholarship – Jacob Tanis
Russell & Louise Hansen Scholarship – Amber Kibler, Kelsey Adams
Ken & Aletha Sutherland Scholarship – Angelica Larsen
Todd & Abby Molitor Memorial Scholarship – Kennedy Cogswell
Trufant Area Scholarship – Amber Kibler
Wales Memorial Scholarship – Jacob Tanis
Darwin & Ethelda Van Houten Scholarship – Evelyn Okkema (Montabella)
Lincoln Family Adult Scholarship – Rachel Sutherlin