CEL Awards $29,000 in 2017 Grants
CEL recently hosted its fourth annual Grant Award Ceremony at the Lexington Community Center where over $29,000 was distributed to seven local nonprofit organizations in the areas of Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture, the Environment, and Community Building. To date, CEL has granted more than $100,000 to twenty nonprofit organizations serving the Lexington community.
Stephanie Lawrence, CEL Board Co-Chair, explains, "The CEL works to create solutions to our community's needs and improve the quality of life for all residents, and this mission has become even more critical during these uncertain times and with government funding cuts looming. This is a significant year for the Endowment as we celebrate our five-year anniversary and work to raise the additional $200K that will take us to the $1million fundraising mark by December 31st, at which point the CEL will attain permanent endowment status and become a financial resource not just for us, but for all future generations of Lexington residents."