PO Box 601 ~ Chaumont, New York 13622
The Lyme Community Foundation's mission is "to enhance and support the community through cooperation, learning and enrichment."
Founded in 1998, LCF uses the Copley House and its grounds as a Community Center to serve the residents and visitors of the town of Lyme. The building accommodates educational programs, cultural enrichment programs, and Acte II, providing gently used clothing at reasonable prices.
The expansive grounds surrounding the house are used for historic and community gardens, an outdoor theater, and to host community events such as ice cream socials, bake sales, and festivals.
Bob Cox and Georgia Borden Cox donated the Alexander Copley House to the Lyme Community Foundation. Although in need of major repairs, the house is structurally sound and historically sound and historically important to our community. Built in the 1850's for Hiram Copley, the son of Alexander Copley, a wealthy businessman in the early days of Chaumont, the house is an example of the Greek Revival Style. The Copley House is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.
In the past, the Lyme Community Foundation has been successful in its efforts because of the extraordinary generosity of many friends and supporters. Ensuring the Lyme Community Foundation's place in the future and carrying out our mission into the 21st century will be a financial challenge. We must grow our endowment and resources so that future generations can continue to enjoy and benefit from a quality of life that is consistently improved through the personal and cultural enrichment offered through our activites.
You may choose to support the Lyme Community Foundation's work in many ways: with an annual gift, bequest, or planned gift. Your gift will be greatly benefit the Lyme Community Foundation and, depending upon the method of giving you choose, may offer significant financial benefits to you and your family. All monetary donations are tax deductible.