The Camp Lakeview Foundation, Inc. was established in 1988 to assure the continuation of the camp’s mission of caring and quality service for our current youth and for future generations.
The foundation is an avenue by which charitable gifts may be received, invested, and expended for the maintenance and growth of Lakeview Ministries.
As you can see from the giving opportunities listed below, gifts made to the foundation are usually gifts in which the contributor would like the original gift to remain intact, while the interest earned by the gift is used to support the camp’s ministry. Another good reason to involve the foundation is if the contributor would like their gift to be held for a period of time, then given to the camp at a later date through a one-time transfer or in periodic portions.
Giving Opportunities — Camp Lakeview Foundation
Unrestricted Fund — Gifts made to the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund will be set aside, with the interest from these funds being disbursed at the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Directors for improvements, maintenance, expansion, or equipment. Monies from this fund will not be used for general camp operating expenses.
Building Maintenance Endowment — Since 1997, the camp has constructed many new facilities. The endowment will help to maintain the level of quality of these buildings. Administered by the Foundation, gifts to the Building Maintenance Endowment will be kept intact, with interest going annually to the camp’s operating fund to offset the growing cost of maintaining the existing facilities.
Growth Fund — Contributions to the Foundation’s Growth Fund and any associated interest will be used only for major improvements, land acquisition, or emergency purposes. This fund is set up for those who would rather give to capital improvements than general operation expenses and is best used when there is not an ongoing capital campaign. The fund allows a giver to contribute toward future building projects yet to be determined.
The Arthur Ruemmele Memorial Campership Endowment Fund and the Jim Schneider Memorial Campership Endowment Fund — Each of these funds was established through gifts given in memory of someone who had Camp Lakeview deep in their heart, Arthur and Jim. Each fund provides the resources for two or more complete camperships each year, providing assistance far beyond what the camp’s general campership fund can provide. Anyone can add to either of these funds at any time.
Camp Lakeview Foundation Board of Directors
David Riley, President
Troy Forman, Vice-President
Bryan Rathert, Secretary
Michelle Schaefer, Treasurer
Each member of the Camp Lakeview Foundation Board serves a five-year term. New Board members are elected at the annual meeting each September. Candidates interested in serving in this capacity should contact the Lakeview Ministries Executive Director at 812-342-4815.