Leigh Legacy Fund

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Leigh Legacy Fund is a vehicle for the philanthropy of individuals, businesses, and organizations that desire to make a lasting contribution to the community of Leigh. LLF acts as a catalyst for growth to provide leadership and resources to strengthen our community both now and for future generations.

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Leigh is a thriving, caring community committed to enriching the quality of life for present and future generations, preserving our heritage, nurturing our sense of community, and fostering a culture of giving back.


PASSIONATE – We are positive and enthusiastic about the Leigh Community. We take great pride in who we are and where we live.

RESPONSIBLE – We are respectful as we care for the legacy of the community and its members. We take into consideration the thoughts, feelings, and life experiences of all community members in making decisions.

TRUSTWORTHY – We are dependable, honest, accountable, and transparent. We can be counted on to keep our word and our promises.

GENUINE – We are compassionate and dedicated to building our community. We approach our work with integrity and a positive attitude.

COLLABORATIVE – We believe in creating partnerships in our community that foster teamwork, maximize our ability to fulfill our vision, and create a culture of giving.

FORWARD-THINKING – We think ahead, are open to the changing needs of our community, and are proactively working to improve our future.

GRACIOUS – We sincerely appreciate each and every gift of time, talent, and treasure to improve our community.

Leigh Distinguished Alumni Challenge

The Fund has received a challenge grant from a group of “Distinguished Leigh Alumni” with additional support from the Nebraska Community Foundation statewide board of directors. Each dollar (up to $500,000) contributed to the Fund’s unrestricted endowment on or before December 31, 2027, will be matched 2:1.

More details and pledge levels can be found in the Unrestricted Endowment Pledge Agreement.


  • Unrestricted Endowment (Distinguished Alumni Challenge)

    A permanent account whose assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year. Investment earnings from the endowment are used to support community improvements and programs. The Fund Advisory Committee determines how the money generated from the endowment will be used to benefit the community now and in the future.

  • General Account

    An account used by the local Fund Advisory Committee to support and maintain the affiliated fund’s activities within the community.

Fund Details

  • Opened: January 2020
  • Related Towns: Leigh
  • Related Counties: Colfax

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