Active philanthropy is one sign of a healthy and involved community. LACF believes it is important to celebrate philanthropy by recognizing the individuals that contribute to improving and building our community.
John W. Gardner stated that “a healthy community reaffirms itself continuously. Communities have ceremonies and celebrations to reaffirm the symbols of group identity, to recognize and reward exemplary members, and to provide bonding experiences.”
LACF honors the generous spirit of volunteerism and those who selflessly give their time and talent to improve our community at its biannual Gardner Award event. The next Gardner Awards will be held in Spring 2020.
2018 Gardner Awards Honorees