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

If you have questions about LACE, please contact:

Paul Johnson, Chair
(608) 286-7210                                  

Mary Cable
(608) 592-3920

Bill Dalrymple                                                          

Joe Jelinek

Geoff Lorenz                                   

Heidi Ness
(608) 287-6111             

Lori Statz
(608) 712-0944         

Peter Tonn

LACE Grant Team

Jerry Mabis, Heidi Ness, Lori Statz, Bob Steiner

Madison Community Foundation Staff Liaison

Angela R. Davis, Development Director
(608) 232-1763


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