New foundation president named

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Sandy Klagge of Sun City Lincoln Hills is the new Lincoln Community Foundation president. She succeeds Claire Luke, who served two years as president. Klagge has been on the Foundation Board for six years. Luke has served as a board member for four years. The Lincoln Community Foundation was started seven years ago with a goal of building a $1,000,000 fund that generates income for distribution on a needs-tested basis. Foundation funds support nonprofit agencies operating within the Lincoln community. A strong emphasis is based in programs that build a strong sense of community through collaboration and cohesiveness. “When you support the foundation with donations, all the money is focused on the needs of Lincoln,” Luke said. “Every dollar is secure and your gift will last a lifetime because the only money spent is the interest from the endowment.” Some of the recipients have included Friends of Lincoln Library, Hermanos (a mentoring program), Lighthouse Counseling and Family Resource Center, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln High School 3D program, FieldHaven Feline Rescue, Lincoln Senior Nutrition Site, Lincoln Volunteer Center, Placer Dispute Resolution Services, Ride to Walk, Police Activities League, SCHOOLS program, Sierra Council on Alcohol Prevention, Sober Grad Night, Western Placer Education Foundation, Lincoln Softball, Lincoln Girl and Boy Scout programs, and Redirect. Grant applications are now available at City Hall, City Manager’s Office and must be returned to the same location in City Hall no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 16. Awards will be announced on Dec. 2 and will be presented at a grant funding ceremony at Lincoln City Council next January. The Lincoln News Messenger profiles a nonprofit organization every week. If you would like to see an organization featured, please call 645-7733.