Our Mission

Legacy's Mission
Building a culture of philanthropy across generations that will positively transform Lake County.

Legacy's Vision
Legacy is the enduring cornerstone organization that helps donors and partners fulfill their collective dreams.


Board of Directors


Marti Rivas-Ramos

Martie Rivas-Ramos
Chair
First Midwest Bank

Gregory Gordon

Gregory Gordon
Vice-Chair
Centier Bank

James Dunne

James Dunne
Treasurer
Peoples Bank

Kien Wilk

Ken Wilk
Secretary
Attorney at Law

Dave Austgen

Dave Austgen
Austgen Kuiper & Assoc. P.C

Karima Hasan Bey

Karima Hasan Bey
NiSource

Benjamin Bochnowski

Benjamin Bochnowski
Peoples Bank

Robert Gardiner

Robert Gardiner
Horizon Bank

Danette Garza

Danette Garza
Attorney at Law

R. Louie Gonzalez

R. Louie
Gonzalez

Ivy Tech

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin
Town of Highland

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Cimcor

Jill Jones

Jill Jones
McMahon & Associates CPAs

Stephen Kavois

Stephen Kavois
Oak Partners

Thomas Keon

Thomas Keon
Purdue University Northwest

Richard Leverett

Richard
Leverett

AT&T Indiana

Mickey Lopez

Mickey Lopez
Actin, Inc.

Shar Miller

Shar Miller
Prompt Ambulance Service

Tom Newman

Tom Newman
Swartz-Retson

Shannon Noder

Shannon Noder
Krieg DeVault

Dana Rifai

Dana Rifai
Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Verlie Suggs

Verlie Suggs

Chris White

Chris White
The Times of NWI

Carrie A. Yukich

Carrie A. Yukich
TrueWealth Advising

Emeritus Directors

Emeritus Directors have served as directors of Legacy Foundation, but are no longer actively serving in that capacity. The Foundation recognizes all directors for their years of service to the community.

Calvin Bellamy
Mary Linda Casey
William Corrigan
James Dandurand
Terry Eich
Richard Oesterle
Cynthia R. Powers
Sr. Kathleen Quinn, PHJC
Robert Scott
Verne Seehausen, CPA
W. F. (Bill) Wellman