Thursday January 15, 2015
The Lyons Community Foundation says goodbye to board member and long-time volunteer Alison Jennings. Alison served on the LCF board for the past 3 years and was the foundation’s vice-chair for the past year. In her time serving the foundation, Alison has made many important contributions to the growth and development of the local non-profit, most notably as the chair of the LCF Annual Awards Gala over the last six years.
LCF Board chairperson Monique Sawyer-Lang remarks, “Alison’s contributions to LCF have been immeasurable. We are so grateful for all the dedication and hard work she’s put into serving our board and the people of Lyons”. Alison served a critical role as the scope of the LCF’s work dramatically increased after the flood.
Since last September, the LCF has undergone a major transformation from awarding roughly $50,000 in annual grants to projects and groups enhancing life in the Lyons area, to a serving as a major funding mechanism following the September 2013 floods. The foundation was able to accept and distribute well over $1 million in flood relief in immediate response for residents with basic needs. Ongoing funding and relief efforts have continued to help residents and community organizations get back on their feet. Moving forward, the foundation will continue to support flood relief, community support grants as well as scholarships.
Taking Alison’s spot on the LCF board is Andrea Oetting. Mrs. Oetting has been a resident of Lyons for the last 14 years. She is an active community member, parent and volunteer. She has a background in business and email marketing and is currently employed with the St.Vrain School District. All LCF board members serve as volunteers for three year terms. For more information on the LCF and its work enhancing life in the greater Lyons area, visit www.Lyonscf.org.