NWI BizHub

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Purpose

NWI BizHub’s mission is to help small businesses in northwest Indiana thrive. We provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the vital assistance, resources, and information they need—when they need it.

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Joseph and Marla Dernay Future Teacher Scholarship Fund

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Purpose

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Griffith High School with demonstrated intentions of pursuing a degree in elementary/secondary school education field.

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Carolyn Saxton Fund

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Purpose

Celebrate Carolyn Saxton's retirement!

This fund is being established to honor Carolyn's contributions to the Lake County community. Funding will support Legacy Foundation's grantmaking in Lake County.

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Stay for Supper Fund

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Purpose

The mission of Stay For Supper is to improve someone’s near end of life with the one meal experience that he or she would want to eat at least once more while still here on earth. The food, the drink, the people, and the other little things to make the dining an experience for everyone to remember.

We have all been asked to stay for supper by a family member or friend. What if we declined and it happened to be our loved one’s last meal? The purpose of Stay For Supper is to provide someone with the one meal that they want to eat at least once more while they are still here on earth. If it is too late for them to eat the meal, maybe they want their loved ones to gather and share the food while the person enjoys their company.

Have you ever had a loved one who was sick or was diagnosed with a terminal condition and you didn’t know what to do? You really wanted to talk to him or her but didn’t know what to say? What did you do? Many people in those situations do nothing… nothing. They don’t call because they don’t know what to say. They don’t visit because they don’t know how to act. They are scared or uneasy to see their loved one suffering. The person who is sick, often times, just wants contact with someone. Being ill or having a terminal diagnosis makes one feel lonely and scared. If the people who love them aren’t around, that only compounds their feeling of loss.

Whether we like to admit it or not, we will all leave this world at some point. When that happens, the people who are left behind are the ones who are most affected. Help your loved ones by making your preferences known. If they know what you want, they do not have to guess and wonder if they are making the right choices. It allows them to celebrate you and grieve without worrying, “what would he or she have wanted?"

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

Highland Orchestra Scholarship Fund

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Purpose

This fund supports graduating seniors from Highland High School who attend a technical, vocational program, or 2 or 4-year college or university of their choice. Applicants must have 8 credit hours of participation in the Highland High School Orchestra.

 

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

BCC Edward L. Burke Law Scholarship

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Purpose

The fund supports educational scholarships for second or third year law students who intend to practice law in Northwest Indiana upon graduation.

Award Amount

This fund will award a $2,000 scholarship annually.

Applicant Criteria

  • Graduating seniors from a high school in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, or Newton counties in Indiana.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation

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Purpose

The South Shore Neighborhood Development Corporation (SSNDC) will focus on rebuilding areas of Lake County, Indiana, to increase economic opportunity and mobility for residents. The SSNDC aims to engage residents in community problem solving, with neighbors, employers, public and private institutions making decisions together about investments in their block, town or region.

The SSNDC focuses on:

  • Small Businesses
  • Food Access
  • Housing

See how the SSNDC is working in these areas on the website: legacyfdn.org/community-programs/south-shore-ndc

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org 

The Four Girls Scholarship Fund

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Purpose

This fund honors four Lake Station girls who never had the chance to further their educations. They died on October 31st 1971, when their Sunday School bus was hit by a freight train at an unguarded crossing in Lake Station. Their names were Elizabeth Miller, Donna Breckman, Becky Tucker and Merralee Meler. They ranged in age from 9 to 17.

Award Amount

This fund will award four (4) $1,000 awards given each year.

Applicant Criteria

  • Graduating high school senior from Thomas A. Edison Jr./Sr. High School in Lake Station, Indiana.
  • Current cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
  • Pursue a 2-year or 4-year degree at an accredited college or university
  • College or university shall not be an online-only institution

Contact

Legacy Foundation, Inc.
370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Tel 219-736-1880
https://legacyfdn.org