Landscape photo by Gary N-ski Photography

About LACE

LACE was founded in 2009 by a group of seven local citizens to:

  • Preserve and enhance our community’s proud legacy of cultural, educational and environmental gifts;
  • Create the financial and legal framework to facilitate local philanthropy and strengthen our community.

LACE’s mission is to provide charitable resources that will enrich the greater Lodi community for present and future generations. Resources from LACE will be available for educational and civic projects within the geographical boundaries of the School District of Lodi.

Residents, alumni and anyone with an interest in the greater Lodi area is encouraged to make contributions to the endowment fund. All contributions are held in perpetuity to provide an ongoing resource. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Initial grants will be distributed when the endowment reaches a sufficient level to generate meaningful awards.  

LACE Advisory Committee

2018 LACE Advisor Committee, L to R: Mary Cable, Paul Johnson, Heidi Ness, Lori Statz, Bill Haupt, Peter Tonn and grant team member Bob Steiner

If you have questions about LACE, please contact:

Lori Statz, Chair
(608) 712-0944      

Dennis Crow
(608) 592-6982                         

Bill Dalrymple

Joe Jelinek

Paul Johnson
(608) 286-7210       

Geoff Lorenz                                

Heidi Ness
(608) 287-6111             

Peter Tonn

LACE Grant Team

Jerry Mabis

Heidi Ness
(608) 287-6111             

Lori Statz
(608) 712-0944         

Bob Steiner

Madison Community Foundation Staff Liaison

Camille Zanoni, Director of Donor & Giving Partner Engagement
(608) 232-1763


LACE grants have helped hundreds of kids and families learn to use the Ice Age National Scenic Trail as a medium for mental and physical renewal as well as an educational platform for lifelong learning. Thanks to the generosity of LACE, Lodi teachers and supporters are cultivating the next generation of conservationists and community minded citizens for years to come. ”

–Luke Kloberdanz, Ice Age Trail Alliance Outreach and Program Director

Leaving a planned gift to LACE? Notify us and join the Legacy Society.