Endowment Fund


As a Licking County resident, you probably know someone who has a developmental disability. The Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities serves nearly 1,800 individuals in our community– including your friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Through the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities Endowment Fund, we can ease the challenges families face in caring for and nurturing loved ones.

Building a substantial endowment takes a caring community in which everyone can see the possibilities in people with developmental disabilities.

Benefits of the Endowment

For the donor, a contribution to the endowment fund is a way to help others. It also is a way to honor the memory of a loved one, or support a cause that is near and dear to your heart.

The LCBDD Endowment Fund values acceptance, personal dignity, opportunity and joy in lives that have meaning and purpose. Now is the time– your gift will leave a legacy and make a difference in the lives of many people in our community.

Endowment Goals

Once the Endowment Fund goal of $150,000 is achieved, the interest income will be dispersed annually to people with developmental disabilities and their families with these needs:

  • Respite care or a short period of rest from care giving responsibilities;
  • Adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and communication-enhancing devices;
  • Home modifications such as ramps and accessible bathrooms;
  • Recreational experiences such as camps, trips and sporting events.

Ways to Give

  1. Donations: Outright contributions are welcome in any amount, at any time.
  2. Bequests: Contributions can be made through your Last Will and Testament.
  3. Memorials: Memorial gifts to the endowment are encouraged on the occasion of the death of a loved one, a deceased loved one’s birthday , anniversary of their death, or any time you deem appropriate. Memorials may be made at the funeral home, or mailed to: LCBDD Endowment Fund, 116 N. 22nd Street, Newark Ohio 43055.
  4. Life Insurance: Life insurance can be used to make gifts to the endowment either as a beneficiary or a separate policy.

All donations are tax deductible. Those who wish to give through bequests or life-insurance policies should first seek advice from qualified professionals.


In 2005, the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities received a $25,000 bequest from Martha Welsh in honor of her granddaughters, Tammy and Lori Dumbauld, recipients of services since their birth.

Martha, a lifetime resident of Licking County, planned her bequest as one expression of her love for Tammy and Lori. After carefully considering options for this generous bequest, the Board chose to establish the LCBDD Endowment Fund through the Licking County Foundation.

The LCBDD and Mrs. Welsh’s family hope more people will follow their example by adding to this fund, therefore providing additional assistance for adults and children who have developmental disabilities.

Licking County Foundation

For complete information about the Licking County Foundation, please call (740) 349-3863, or go to their website: www.thelcfoundation.org.