Our Mission

Legacy's Mission
Building a culture of philanthropy across generations that will positively transform Lake County.

Legacy's Vision
Legacy is the enduring cornerstone organization that helps donors and partners fulfill their collective dreams.


Board of Directors


Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Chair
Cimcor

Marti Rivas-Ramos

Marti Rivas-Ramos
Vice-Chair
First Midwest Bank

Matthew Doyle

Matthew Doyle
Treasurer
Methodist Hospital

Shar Miller

Shar Miller
Secretary
Prompt Ambulance Service

Dave Austgen

Dave Austgen
Austgen Kuiper & Assoc. P.C

Benjamin Bochnowski

Benjamin Bochnowski
Peoples Bank

Shelbie Byers

Shelbie Byers
Drewy Simmons Vornehm, LLP

Nancy Clifford

Nancy L. Clifford
Chair

Financial Strategies, LLC

James Dunne

James Dunne
First Merchants

J. Brian Hittenger

J. Brian Hittinger
Krieg Devault

Robert Gardiner

Robert Gardiner
Horizon Bank

Matt Glaros

Matthew H. Glaros
Employer Benefit Systems

R. Louie Gonzalez

R. Louie Gonzalez
Ivy Tech

Gregory Gordon

Gregory Gordon
Centier Bank

Jill Jones

Jill Jones
McMahon & Associates CPAs

Richard Leverett

Richard Leverett
AT&T Indiana

Dana Rifai

Dana Rifai
Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Dave Ryan

Dave Ryan
Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Sandra Snearly-Vosberg

Sandra Snearly-Vosberg
SJS CPA Firm LLC

Michael Suggs

Michael Suggs
Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

Alexis Vazquez-Dedelow

Alexis Vazquez-Dedelow
WJOB Radio–1230 AM

Chris White

Chris White
The Times of NWI

Kien Wilk

Ken Wilk
Attorney at Law

Emeritus Directors

Emeritus Directors have served as directors of Legacy Foundation, but are no longer actively serving in that capacity. The Foundation recognizes all directors for their years of service to the community.

Calvin Bellamy
Mary Linda Casey
William Corrigan
James Dandurand
Terry Eich
Richard Oesterle
Cynthia R. Powers
Sr. Kathleen Quinn, PHJC
Robert Scott
Verne Seehausen, CPA
W. F. (Bill) Wellman