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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.

From the CEOs Desk

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Appreciating our Blessings

November 7, 2017
With Thanksgiving approaching rapidly, it is a wonderful time to appreciate all of our blessings.  I want to share a few things for which I am grateful… Among the more obvious of these blessings for which I am grateful is my new organization and role supporting our community.  I am delighted and yet humbled.  How rewarding it is to be working here with our Board, our staff, and our community volunteers.  I am grateful for the opportunity to work with and for an organization so committed to supporting our community.  And I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know so many more people and stakeholders who share our passion and make all of this work in our community possible. 

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

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

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

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

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

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

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

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

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