Harry & Lorraine Lagestee Community Endowment

About the fund

Harry and Lorraine Lagestee

Harry and Lorraine Lagestee’s children created endowments with Benton Community Foundation to continue their parents’ tradition of supporting youth and the local community. It was the largest gift ever made to the foundation and will have a positive impact on local organizations in perpetuity. The Lagestee family first gave serious consideration to forming their own foundation, but after doing some of the footwork and realizing how much detail was involved, they decided it made more sense to have their community foundation manage the fund. They looked at several other organizations before deciding to place their funds with Benton Community Foundation, where they are able to customize the endowment and target their support to specific local organizations.

Background and Family Life

Career and Life Accomplishments