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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.

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Thank you for choosing the Community Foundation of Lorain County as your partner in philanthropy. Your generous gift will ensure that our funds will have a greater impact on our community, forever.

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Payne, Nickles & Company Fund

Additional Info

  • Established: 7/1/99
  • To support post-secondary students preparing for the CPA exam scholarship. To benefit 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th year students in Huron and Erie Counties taking courses to pass CPA exam.  Click here to download the application.

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    Danielle M. Locke, CAP, MPA
    Gift Planning Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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