To The Daily Sun,
As the president & CEO of Lakes Region Community Services, I am fortunate to often be moved by the generosity, caring and support of businesses and community organizations surrounding us here in the greater Lakes Region. We are always grateful for the support we receive, but there are times when an unexpected act of generosity deserves particular immediate recognition.
Lakes Region Community Services recently started a foundation to diversify and enhance our funding streams and enable LRCS to have the financial strength, resiliency and flexibility to carry out our mission of serving people in need and strengthening our community. The existence and work of LRCS ensures a developing safety net for the most vulnerable members of our communities who might experience gaps in services, and builds a stronger Lakes Region for all of us for generations to come.
It is challenging to overcome a perception that LRCS’s services are all funded. The very gaps in our communities that we are here to fill, represent the same gaps in resources to do so. It is challenging to create a base of supporters willing and able to donate to the LRCS Foundation, and to create new relationships expanding beyond our current circle of influence. To that end, we recently held a Harvest Dinner at Moulton Farm in Meredith to appreciate our major donors and supporters and to introduce others to the impact our programs and services have.
Moulton Farm’s "Field to Fork" dinner surpassed all expectations — beautiful setting, amazing food prepared and served by a talented and delightful farm crew, and a tractor tour of the fields hosted by John Moulton. We filled the tent with 45 people who enjoyed farm fresh produce from appetizers to dessert. And at the end of this very successful event, Moulton Farm donated the entire event in support of the LRCS Foundation mission. That’s a lot of ears of corn!
In addition to this demonstration of generosity, Moulton Farm also signed on to be the Savory Food Sponsor for the LRCS signature fundraiser "Lakes Region Uncorked," to be held on November 2. Moulton Farm, a Lakes Region treasure, is truly a community minded business that makes us all grateful to live and work in the Lakes Region!
President & CEO
Lakes Region Community Services
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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