Landscape photo by Gary N-ski Photography

About Lodi Area Community Endowment

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 Board 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

Becky Allen

Paul Johnson                               

Bill Dalrymple

Joe Jelinek

Geoff Lorenz                                

Heidi Ness   

Peter Tonn

LACE Grant Team

Jerry Mabis

Heidi Ness     

Lori Statz

Bob Steiner

Madison Community Foundation Staff Liaison

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


American Legion Post No. 216 worked with LACE to complete the restoration of the hall and kitchen. The building was constructed in the late 19th century. The LACE Board saw the vision in the project and the value to the greater community. The financial assistance they provided was instrumental in completing this project for the community. LACE is an organization that can work with you to make your vision of the community become reality.”

–Paul Fisk, American Legion Post 216

What Can I Give to LACE?

LACE accepts a wide variety of cash and non-cash assets via Madison Community Foundation.


Planned Giving

Leave a legacy to Lodi Area Community Endowment in your will or estate plan.