Lake Media and the Community Foundation of the Lake have partnered for the third year to hold an online auction benefitting a number of local non-profits who courageously serve our Lake community through charitable work.

Lake Media and the Community Foundation of the Lake have partnered for the third year to hold an online auction benefitting a number of local non-profits who courageously serve our Lake community through charitable work.

The online auction at www.shopthelake.com will run April 8-19. Numerous items available include donated gift certificates from local restaurants, resorts, salons and others generous businesses.

The Community Foundation of the Lake was organized in 2008 and is one of 44 affiliated of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The Community Foundation of the Lake has a nine-member volunteer board of local leaders including: Marvin Silliman, Trenny Garrett, Lynn Griswold, Melissa Carroll, Tony Reahr, Steve Naught, Mac McNally, Mitchell Mills and Janice Gentile. The mission of the Community Foundation is to assist in building the educational, cultural, health, and economic development of our community.

The Community Foundation is a growing resource to receive and grant local community funds donated by families, individuals and corporations. Donations may be in any amount, unrestricted to benefit any community need or restricted by donor designation and used for a specific program or purpose as the donor identifies. All Community Foundation funds stay in the Lake area where they benefit many organizations meeting a broad range of local community needs. To date, the CFL has awarded more than $50,000 to local non-profit organizations and plans to present 2013 grants at the Annual Lake of the Ozarks CVB Dinner on March 28 at Tan-Tar-a Resort.

For more information visit, www.communityfoundationofthelake.org.

What is a Community Foundation of the Lake?

The Community Foundation is part of a rapidly growing field of more than 600 community foundations, acting as community savings accounts for regions around the country. The Foundation is a non‐profit community organization created by and for the people of the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The Community Foundation is for the community, making grants to community organizations and building resources. It manages a variety of funds, established by families, individuals and corporations.

The Community Foundation of the Lake in recent years has awarded grants to the following community non-profit programs:

Westlake Medical Center

Lighthouse Mission

Woman 2 Woman

Lake Area Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Medical Missions for Christ Community Health Center

Golden Age Center

Freedom Through Christ-Lighthouse Mission

Share the Harvest Food Pantry

Westlake Aquatic Center

Symphony of the Lake

Lake Area Helping hands Homeless Shelter

Camdenton Senior Center

PTO Osage Beach Elementary School

Kids' Harbor

Camden County Child Advocacy

Rock Island Trail project

Camden County Advocacy

Lamb House

Cedar Ridge Family Counseling Center