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Lodgepole Community Fund Makes Grants to Panther Activity Center


September 29, 2021 | View PDF

LODGEPOLE – The Panther Activity Center (PAC) in Lodgepole, Nebraska, formerly the old Lodgepole High School building, has received funding from the Lodgepole Community Fund (LCF) to repair the air conditioning unit and to assist with updating the memorabilia room. The Lodgepole Community Fund (LCF) also helped upgrade and update the sound system in the gym.

The Village of Lodgepole took ownership of the PAC last year and moved the Village offices in August 2021. One of the former classrooms is now a weight room/workout center and another room is used for a community meeting space. The gym is used regularly for events and exercise. If you are interested in using the PAC, please contact the Lodgepole Village Office, 308.483.5353.

Organized in 2019, the Lodgepole Community Fund is working to preserve Lodgepole’s rich history and create a brighter future for the Lodgepole community. The Fund is committed to building an unrestricted endowment and providing avenues for individuals and businesses to give back to their community. LCF’s first project was to help raise money to maintain the PAC for current and future use. Money received for the PAC through LCF goes into a separate account specifically for the purpose of upkeep and maintenance.

The Lodgepole Community Fund is also raising money to match the Yanney Challenge that will grow the unrestricted endowment account. If you are interested in knowing more about LCF we invite you to join us Saturday, November 13, to discuss Lodgepole’s future or contact one of the Fund Advisory Committee members: Gwen Devie, Bill Taylor, Cindy Bondegard, Tom Nelson, Janet Fox, Gary Addison, Gordy Wilkins and Glenda Shellhorn. Representatives from the Lodgepole Depot Museum also serve on the committee.

About Lodgepole Community Fund

The Lodgepole Community Fund is dedicated to progress and long-term prosperity. A volunteer Fund Advisory Committee works actively to increase charitable giving and award grants to local worthy causes and projects that are addressing emerging needs and future opportunities in our community. Lodgepole Community Fund is an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation. Learn more and support the work of LCF at

About Nebraska Community Foundation

Nebraska Community Foundation unleashes abundant local assets, inspires charitable giving and connects ambitious people to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska. Headquartered in Lincoln, the Foundation serves communities, donors and organizations by providing financial management, strategic development, education and training to a statewide network of 1,500 volunteers serving 270 communities.

In the last five years, 46,507 contributions have been made to Nebraska Community Foundation and its affiliated funds. Since 1994, Nebraska Community Foundation has reinvested $423 million in Nebraska’s people and places. For information, visit


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