What we do
Central to the mission of The Legacy Guild, a not-for-profit men’s group based in La Grange, IL, is collectively managing a college scholarship award program. High school students who live in Lyons Township District 204 and who have lost a parent are eligible recipients. Students must live in the District but may attend high school elsewhere (click here for more info on the application). The awards are determined by a committee based on both merit and need.
The communal work required to run this award program helps us to remember and honor those who have died. All contributions are used to sustain the scholarship award program.
Read excerpts from a 2013 applicant.
Here are links to some articles about us.
- January 31, 2013 Tribune Local
- October 19, 2012 La Grange Suburban Life
- September 27, 2012 La Grange Patch
How we came to be
The Legacy Guild was formed by a group of men from the La Grange area in 2012. We were drawn together after a cluster of sudden and unexpected deaths of treasured friends and neighbors. The organization formed within weeks of these tragic events to offer support to each other and to transcend our grief and sorrow. Our support group is Christian-based and meets regularly to discuss important issues, including how to be a better father, husband, son, brother, neighbor and friend. The scholarship program is a product of these regular meetings.
Our men's support group meets every few weeks and we are always looking to get more people involved. Those interested in finding out about the next meeting and seeing what we are doing are encouraged to join our LinkedIn group. For more information, or to join the Legacy Guild, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of our Board members.