The Lyons Community Foundation is announcing its 2016 Community Support Grant Award recipients. All told, 19 separate grants were dispersed to different organizations that promote civic-minded projects in the greater Lyons area. The awards totaled $55,000 and were celebrated at the 8th Annual Gala held last Friday. Also awarded in 2017 was $20,426 in Rebuild flood recovery grants and $7000 in college scholarships.
Money raised at the gala will support the continuation of community-inspired efforts into 2017. It was also an opportunity to celebrate accomplishments and strengthen our dedication to this work. The Lyons Community Foundation would like to acknowledge support from event/table sponsor The Tucker Group/Jonelle Tucker, and event sponsors Dan Siddall/Gateway Realty, and Laura Levy/Coldwell Banker. In-kind donors Lionscrest Manor, A Spice of Life Catering, St. Vrain Market, Spirit Hound Distillery, Oskar Blues, Wyatt’s Wet Goods, and Hiku Graphics all made this fundraising event possible.
LCF would also like to thank the gala committee Kari Basi, Debbie Simms, Sandy Banta, Jennie Lock, Don Moore, Jeanne Moore, Andrea Oetting, Jayne Rhode and Monique Sawyer-Lang. We are also grateful for the dedication of our Advisory Board: Sandy Banta, Christy Cope, Laura Levy, Dave Lock, Rebecca Louzan, Don Moore, Andrea Oetting, Jayne Rhode, Monique Sawyer-Lang and Debbie Simms.
A special note of gratitude goes to our outgoing LCF Chairperson Monique Sawyer-Lang. Monique has worked tirelessly over the past 6 years on the LCF board, chairing for the last three. This position has required a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication especially during these past three years post-flood. She has chaired the Grants Review and Scholarship Committees and has always stepped up whenever called upon. In addition to Monique’s commitment to LCF, she volunteers for LEAF and the Lyons Food Pantry. She serves the food pantry on a weekly basis, even providing a vehicle that was used for weekly runs to the Community Food Share until the pantry was able to recently acquire their own vehicle. Monique is also a dedicated staff member of the Lyons Redstone Museum, working to preserve the rich history of the Lyons area. Thank you for your years of service to the Greater Lyons Community.
To find out more about the Lyons Community Foundation, or to make a donation supporting community based philanthropy, academic scholarships, or flood recovery work, visit www.lyonscf.org. The Lyons Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change in the greater Lyons area.