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Charles E. Lakin

Making a Difference Yesterday

PHOTO: Charles sitting at his semi-circular desk in his corner office of Charles E. Lakin Enterprises located in the Lakin Building at 90th and Dodge St. The building was later sold to American National Bank.

Grants & Donations 1995-2016

The Charles E. Lakin Foundation donated nearly $26MM during Charles' lifetime.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

$25,000

Impact Circle - Mentoring

Boys & Girls Club of Council Bluffs

$200,000

Charles E. Lakin Scholarship Award

Boys & Girls Club of Council Bluffs

$2,500

Swim Program

Catholic Charities

$80,000

Annual Irish Fest

Charles & Florence Endowed Scholarship Fund at OCC

$200,000

Nishna Valley Scholarships

Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus

$14,000,000

The Campus is a collaborative force of 5 human service organizations co-located on a 15 acre campus.

Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus

$34,400

Playground Equipment

Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus

$11,000

Campus Maintenance

Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus

$10,000

Medical Fund

Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus

$115,000

Campus Coordinator Position

Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus

$153,000

Campus Zone Wi-Fi

Completely KIDS

$450,000

Annual Matching Grant for Food Program

Completely KIDS

$500,000

Florence Lakin Endowment

Completely KIDS

$36,000

Annual Big Red Fundraiser

Completely KIDS

$250,000

Annual Learn to Swim Program

Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

$5,000

Mission of reducing the incidence of domestic violence

East Mills School District

$1,500

Student Trip to Orlando

Educare of Omaha, Inc.

$350,000

Early Childhood Development

Emerson Iowa Cemetery Association

80 acre farm plus plants, roads, directory, etc.

Grounds for Cemetery

Goodfellows Omaha

$1,000,000

Emergency fund designed to assist people with urgent needs

Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

$1,200,000

Lakin Habitat Restore

Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs

$100,000

General Grant

Heartland Family Service

$70,000

Children's Emergency Shelter

Heartland Family Service

$1,500

Carnival of Love Gala / Fundraiser

Heartland Family Service

$250

Salute to Families Fundraiser

Heartland Family Service

$500,000

Therapeutic School - Council Bluffs, IA

Loess Hills AEA 13

$410,000

Lakin Outstanding Teacher Awards

Lutheran Family Services

$1,000

General Grant

Malvern Community Schools

$1,000

Marching Band Trip

Malvern Public Library

$2,500

Library Operations

Malvern, IA

$1,000,000

Malvern Community Center

Micah House

$50,000

Emergency Shelter

Mills County Endowment Fund

$68,800

Indian Creek Museum

Mills County Iowa

$13,350

Glenwood Law Enforcement Center Monument

Montgomery County Iowa Historical Society

$500

General Grant

Nishna Valley Community Schools

$1,000

Playground Equipment/ Nine Pavers

Pottawattamie County Veterans Affairs

$275,000

Venterans Center Facility Construction

Stephen Center

$50,000

General Grant

Sunset Baptist Church

$23,000

HVAC System

Sunset Baptist Church

$13,100

Roof

YMCA of Greater Omaha

$3,500,000

Charles E. Lakin YMCA - Council Bluffs

Anonymous Charity

$250,000

General Grant