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 Luna

Nancy Clifford

Nancy L. Clifford
Chair

Financial Strategies, LLC

James Dunne

James Dunne
First Merchants

Karima Hasan Bey

Karima Hasan Bey
NiSource

Robert Gardiner

Robert Gardiner
Horizon Bank

R. Louie Gonzalez

R. Louie Gonzalez
Ivy Tech

Gregory Gordon

Gregory Gordon
Centier Bank

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin
Town of Highland

Jill Jones

Jill Jones
McMahon & Associates CPAs

Stephen Kavois

Stephen Kavois
Oak Partners

Thomas Keon

Thomas Keon
Purdue University Northwest

 

Richard Leverett

Richard Leverett
AT&T Indiana

Tom Newman

Tom Newman
Swartz-Retson

Shannon Noder

Shannon Noder
Krieg DeVault

Dana Rifai

Dana Rifai
Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Dave Ryan

Dave Ryan
Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

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