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A Big Win for Two Members

January 26, 2017

It's not every day that you get to go to work knowing that you're about to change the lives of two people. On Tuesday, January 24, we celebrated a life-changing moment for two Lake Trust members, Robin and Tiffany, when we presented them with $150,000 and $50,000, respectively.

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Topics: Community Events, Member stories, Giving Back

The Faces of Lake Trust: AJ

December 26, 2016


Face each day head on and with an open mind. This is the internal dialogue that Adam, or AJ as he's more popularly known, considers before beginning his day as the Facilities Coordinator at Lake Trust HQ. As an enthusiastic learner, he takes every opportunity he can to absorb new knowledge from his peers. This love of learning makes him resilient to the challenges he faces at work and at his side hustle as a custom woodworker.

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Topics: Lake Trust Employees, Be Yourself

6 Big Ideas to Give Back When You're Broke

December 15, 2016


We all want to do our part to make the world a better place. No one wants to be a Scrooge, but it seems like there are people everywhere asking for donations. So it feels like a big punch in the gut when you have to say 'no' because you're strapped for cash. The good news is that there are still plenty of ways to give back without giving up on your budget. 

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Topics: Giving Back, Budgeting

Spreading the Love on Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2016


Battling crowds on Black Friday. Finding unique gifts on Small Business Saturday. Hunting for bargains on Cyber Monday. There's nothing relaxing about Thanksgiving weekend and spending all of that money can leave even the happiest of souls feeling disheartened. To boost your spirits and to support some great causes in our state, we decided to use all of that shopping power for good this year.

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Topics: Foundation, Giving Back

The Chance of a Lifetime

November 29, 2016


Everyone should have the opportunity to act out their passions and do good in the world by sharing those passions. That's why we take the idea of community very seriously here. So when we heard that a local high school marching band was honored with a once-in-a-lifetime chance, we felt compelled to help make this rare opportunity a reality. 

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Topics: Giving Back

Doing Well by Doing Good: G2G Summit

October 17, 2016


This year at G2G Summit, our annual all-staff day at HQ, we explored the theme of social purpose and took an in-depth look at why we work each day. To give us a better idea of what it means to do well by doing good, we asked a few incredible people to talk to us about the unconventional ways they've found to give back. We hope you're as inspired by their stories as we were.

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Topics: Lake Trust HQ, Lake Trust Employees

The Strength of Her Passion: Del's Story

September 16, 2016


On an early Tuesday morning, a group of six women gathers together in a small studio. Music blares from a speaker and each woman hustles to her assigned station to begin working out. In the flurry of quick movements stands Del, the class instructor. Her commanding voice is full of energy as she calls out words of encouragement to each woman in the room. 

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Topics: Member stories, Be Yourself, Small Business

Spreading Joy Through a Day of Caring

August 19, 2016


On an early summer morning, we showed up for another day of work. But today we traded in our usual work tools for rakes, shovels, and gardening gloves. The day was spent planting flowers, trimming trees and power washing the home of an elderly resident in our community. At a second site, we partnered with Service Masters to clean the interior of another elderly resident's home. Our work sometimes leads us to unexpected places, but there shouldn't be a limit on the ways that we can help someone in need. 

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Topics: Giving Back

The Road to Financial Wellness

July 08, 2016

For some of us, money is a means that allows us to upgrade our lifestyles and live comfortably. For others, it’s a constant source of stress and worry. Jason Vitug, founder of Phroogal, noticed that a lack of financial resources and knowledge prevented many people from living the life they dreamed of. Armed with a passion for financial literacy, he left his job in the financial industry to help others achieve their lifestyle dreams.    

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Topics: Community Events, Budgeting

More Than A Game: The 2016 Lake Trust Foundation Golf Classic

July 01, 2016


On a sunny day in late June, 136 people gathered at Oak Pointe Country Club excited for the upcoming round of golf. Old friends shared stories from the last year of their lives and some new faces joined in on the conversations. Teams ribbed each other about their game as the day went on, but the competition stayed friendly. Because it didn't really matter who won or lost this game. The golfers had a bigger purpose that day: To show that they believed in the mission of the Lake Trust Foundation. 

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Topics: Foundation, Giving Back