Coming Together

By Cindy Andrews

 With gratitude…

“It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude. It’s gratitude that brings us happiness. “   — Anonymous

As I prepare my thoughts on this Memorial Day weekend, I feel a deep sense of gratitude for those who have served our country in years past and those still serving on the front lines today, including all of our medical and emergency personnel. Thanks to the generosity of so many individuals and organizations, we have been able to serve our Lorain County nonprofits – organizations that are providing emergency assistance to those on the front lines serving in our medical and community-based organizations.

The community continues to play a critical role during this time. One could argue it has never been more crucial. And as your Community Foundation prepares to come together for our annual meeting, a virtual gathering showing support to so many, we hope that you will mark your calendar to join our meeting at noon on Wednesday, June 17th. The Annual Meeting has become a favorite homecoming of sorts over the years. This year, while it may take a different form, we are excited to report back to you the work of your Community Foundation of Lorain County. (The details are in the May newsletter.)

It is a testament to your compassion and generosity that we have a forty-year history of endowments. This history will provide resources for the upcoming grant cycles, scholarships, and our ongoing work with the Lorain County COVID-19 Response Fund. A history that we share with so many of you thanks to the bigheartedness of this community.

As we gather virtually for the Annual Meeting, our thoughts are with many of our community members. We hope that you stay safe and continue to support each other. We look forward to seeing you in the days and weeks to come. Please do reach out to any member of our staff if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions about the work to be done.