Join us September 26, 2017, for Lake County’s On the Table, an exciting county-wide conversation to explore the ways in which we can collaborate in order to make Lake County stronger, safer and more dynamic.

We invite you to take part in On the Table by sharing a meal with your friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors to discuss what is happening in your community – both the positive work and challenges. Anyone can be a host! Hosts may choose to have a meal in their homes, offices, or places of worship; and meals can range from catered breakfasts to potluck dinners to coffee and cookies. The format and the topics discussed are up to you.

Be part of the conversation. Your Voice Matters.


Legacy Foundation is one of 10 community foundations across the U.S. replicating the On the Table initiative this year with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Support for On the Table is one part of Knight Foundation’s efforts to help cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. The Knight Foundation believes that successful communities are equitable, inclusive and participatory.



Thank you to our Steering Committee members who contribute their time and ideas to help make On the Table a success in Lake County.

Jim Basala
Lake County Parks DepartmentAmy Blaker
Congressman Pete Visclosky’s Office

LaLosa Burns
City of Gary

Donna Catalano
South Shore Arts/ Indiana Arts Commission

Robert Gardiner
Horizon Bank

Laurie Halaska
Crossroads YMCA

Cindy Hall
Ivy Tech Foundation

Bob Heisse
The TimesBrad Lagos
Bethel ChurchRichard Leverett
AT&T Indiana

Judy Lindsey
Methodist Hospitals Foundation

Tim Mills-Groninger
Whiting/Robertsdale Community Improvement Corp.

James Muhammad
Lakeshore Public Media

Ingrid Norris
Lake County Public Library

Rosa Pena
Foundations of East Chicago

Thomas Prosser
American Legion Post 101Sue Reed
Crossroads Regional Chamber of CommerceJoree Richards
IBEW Local 697

Becky Ruiz-Harbinson
NWI Community Action

Terri Saltzman
Purdue University Extension

Gretchen Sipp
Community Resident

Alice Vockell
Community Resident

James Wallace
Indiana University Northwest