Maya Angelou once said, ”One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.” Angelou’s mighty pen was a light of hope for many Americans in a dark and challenging time. Hope to hold on, to keep going because though times seemed dark and the road seemed long, they weren’t alone.
The 2016 Annual Report of the Lawton Community Foundation recognizes our community’s generous donors and highlights the collective impact we’ve made during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. But it also shares the stories that inspire us to believe that the community we live in is unlike any other. Generous donors have gracefully shared what they have been given to secure long-term support for charities serving our community.
As you read the 2016 Annual Report, I hope you will be reminded of the kindness that unites our community. It is because of donors like you who want to enhance the quality of life for others that the Lawton Community Foundation exists. Just as Angelou’s words held promise for the future, your support of this foundation ensures a better tomorrow for Lawton-area residents who are in need of a ray of hope.