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Hope for a Home: A Day With Humble Design

May 24, 2017


Home. It's a place many of us take for granted and a spot whose meaning we don't always understand until our situation changes. It's hard to say exactly what defines a home besides four walls and a roof because of the complicated emotions we attached to this singular place. A big part of any home, however, is represented by love, comfort, fond memories, and security. And it's these feelings that the folks at Humble Design hope to restore as they furnish and recreate homes for families in need.

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Topics: Giving Back, community partners

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

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

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

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

Young in Age, Big in Heart: Connor's Story

June 20, 2016


Like most young boys, Connor loves to explore the great outdoors and use his imagination to build things. At almost 10-years-old, he practices martial arts and he's interested in writing books. But he also has a very unique interest for someone his age; He wants to make the world a better place.

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Topics: Member stories, Giving Back, Be Yourself

Changing the Game: Ultimate Soccer Arenas

June 15, 2016


Each time George went to cheer on his daughters at their soccer games, he always left feeling uncomfortable and frustrated. He missed shots because the lights weren't bright enough, the summer months brought on sweltering heat and the brisk evenings were felt indoors. After attending too many games with inadequate facilities, George finally had enough and decided to take matters into his own hands. 

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Topics: Member stories, Giving Back, Be Yourself, Small Business

Congratulations to Our 2016 Lake Trust Foundation Community Scholarship Winners

May 09, 2016


We're helping four lucky high school seniors head off to college with one less thing to worry about. This year we increased the Lake Trust Foundation Community Scholarship from $1,000 to $5,000 because we felt that this would have a bigger impact on the lives of these students. Meet our four winners and learn about the vision they have for their future careers.

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Topics: Foundation, Giving Back