Welch Family Foundation

Lori Welch was serving on the North Lee County Community Foundation* affiliate board and learned about family foundations from some of her fellow affiliate board members.  She loved the idea of creating a lasting gift.

Soon after, she and her family decided to waive giving Christmas presents to each other and instead they started the Welch Family Foundation.

They meet before Christmas each year and all have an input in where the grants will go in their community.  Sometimes grants have been made to their local school booster clubs, scholarship programs, animal shelters or to support a new playground for disabled children.

Lori shares, "It's been a wonderful way for us to pass onto our children and grandchildren the power of giving to others."

*A Geographic Affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend

 Welch Family

Photo:  This was taken at a family picnic at Westview Ballpark in Donnellson.  It shows Butch and Lori Welch,
all 3 of their children: Mary Ann, Vickie, & Jason  (and spouses), 3 grandchildren: Shaide, Ryan and Bryana
AND 2 great-grandchildren: Brayden and Aubrie.

"It's amazing how something small can become something great. It blossoms from people caring."

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