Leadership

Committed to Human Services

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Founders - Charles E. Lakin (1921-2016) and Florence M. Lakin (1920-2016)

Charles and Florence Lakin were Southwest Iowa natives moving to Omaha in 1969. Married for 78 years, the couple had a heart for helping children and families in need. During their lifetime the Lakins donated approximately $26 million and Charles formed the Foundation to fund his philanthropic interests in perpetuity.

Board of Directors

Dedicated to Building a Better Community

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Josie Cellone

Director; Board Secretary

Pittsburgh, PA

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Debbie Johnson

Director; Grant Committee Chair

Ashland, OR

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John Hoich

Director

Valley, NE

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Diane Kilzer

Director

Englewood, CO

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Chuck Lakin

Director

Yuma, AZ

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Steve Wild

Director; Investment Committee Chair

Missouri Valley, IA

Officers

Committed to the Cause

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Steve Wild

President

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John Hoich

Vice-President

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Tina Garland

Treasurer

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Jennifer Green

Corporate Secretary, Grants Manager