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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

Facility Use

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Eligibility Criteria

All Lorain County and surrounding area organizations registered as 501(c)(3) nonprofits may request to use the Foundation’s Board or Small Conference Room. The Small Conference Room seats eight and has a white dry erase board and a projection screen. The Board Room seats up to 30 at tables (40 in theater style) and has a SmartBoardTM and is equipped with teleconference equipment. Both rooms offer Internet access.

All room reservations will be considered tentative until confirmed by the IT Manager, even if you have previously used our space.

Hours of Use

Both the Board Room and the Small Conference Room are available on a “first-come, first-serve” basis for meetings Monday through Fridays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are allowed in all conference rooms. Complimentary coffee and water are included with each room reservation.

Cost

There is no rental charge for the room(s). All catering costs, beyond the Foundation’s complimentary service, are the responsibility of the host organization.

Reservation Cancellation

All reservations must be confirmed no less than five days before the event. The Foundation reserves the right to cancel reservations at its discretion.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency before, during, or after your event, please do not hesitate to contact the following: IT Manager, Theresa Eged, or Foundation Liaison, Angela Lee.

Ethical Standards

The Foundation presumes that all organizations hosting events at our facility will uphold high ethical standards without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, origin, or handicap.

Guest Parking

There are a maximum of 23 spaces (2 additional handicap spaces) available in the Foundation parking lot. There is no charge to park during an approved event.

Smoke-Free

The Community Foundation of Lorain County building and grounds are a smoke-free environment.

Host Responsibilities

As a host organization, please inform your guests of the non-smoking policies and locations of the parking areas prior to your event. We expect that you will notify the IT Manager or Foundation Liaison if there are spills of any kind in our facility, restrooms that need attention, or anything else you see that needs our immediate attention. If these requirements are not honored, the Foundation does not guarantee that your reservation requests will be accepted in the future.

Reservation Procedures

  1. Contact Theresa Eged at (440) 984-7390 to discuss your event and check room availability.
  2. It is recommended that each host make an appointment to view the facility and discuss usage policies and logistics to ensure that your meeting at our facility will run as expected.
  3. Complete the Application for Use of Facilities.
  4. Mail, e-mail, or fax the completed form and copy of your 501(c)(3) letter of determination to:

Theresa Eged
IT Manager
The Community Foundation of Lorain County
9080 Leavitt Road
Elyria, OH  44035
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Phone: (440) 984-7390
Fax: (440) 984-7399

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IT Manager

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.