Legacy Foundation partners with the Lake County Public Library, Indiana University Northwest, and Ivy Tech Community College to promote its community initiative, On the Table.
On the Table invites residents of all ages from throughout Lake County to come together on September 26 in their own spaces (homes, church groups, schools, work places, community centers, etc.), share a meal and have a conversation about community issues that matter to them.
Participants will be asked to share feedback and key takeaways from their conversations through a survey developed by the University of Illinois Chicago Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement. Participants who share their email will receive a survey link to the email. Surveys will be available online at www.legacyfdn.org/onthetable or a host can provide paper surveys onsite.
Legacy Foundation will use the survey outcomes to help develop its strategic plan, and it will share the data publicly so that others may use the report to inform their work.
Individuals interested in finding out more about hosting an On the Table conversation can attend one of the information sessions. The Lake County Public Library will host four information sessions at the branches in Cedar Lake, Lake Station, Merrillville, and Munster. Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College will each host one information session. Hosts who are already registered can pick up their host packets at these events.
- Lake County Public Library / Lake Station-New Chicago Branch
- Monday, August 28: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
- Lake County Public Library / Merrillville Branch
- Wednesday, August 30: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
- IUN Library Conference Room 105ABC
- Wednesday, August 30: 5-6 PM
- Lake County Public Library / Cedar Lake Branch
- Wednesday, September 6: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
- Ivy Tech Community College East Chicago Campus Room C205
- Wednesday, September 6: 12pm-1pm
- Lake County Public Library / Munster Branch
- Saturday, September 9: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
On the Table is funded by Legacy Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Horizon Bank. Legacy Foundation is one of 10 community foundations across the U.S. replicating the On the Table initiative this year with funding from the Knight Foundation.
About Legacy Foundation
Legacy Foundation is a community foundation and the leading philanthropic partner in Lake County, Ind. Through the generosity of a wide base of donors, Legacy Foundation has awarded more than $40 million in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and individuals since its founding in 1992. The foundation manages over $50 million in assets and is governed by a volunteer board of directors representing a diverse spectrum of business, education, and the nonprofit and public sectors.