WINONA LAKE – The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams’ tri-fold approach to local lake science – research, education and collaboration – is the result of many gifts given over its 13-year history. While every supporter is celebrated for their contribution, the following 14 agencies and organizations have provided the backbone of giving this year to the Lilly Center, according to a news release from the Center.

These supporters have invested substantially in the Lilly Center’s 2019 program and operating funds. They underwrite current and ongoing lake research, K-12 and community education, and collaboration with likeminded groups. The diversity of these 14 organizations represents the Lilly Center’s broad support and far-reaching impact with shared values of cleaner lakes for the future.

“Our team often talks about doing what it does well before adding anything else,” said Dr. Nate Bosch, director of the Lilly Center. “Our supporters make such focused development and growth possible. Thanks to their intentional giving, both financially and with their time, we can serve the community by monitoring the health of our lakes and making the lessons we learn freely available.”

The Lilly Center thanked the following underwriters for their support in 2019: City of Warsaw, Deister Machine, Dekko Foundation, DePuy Synthes, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Johnson & Johnson, K21 Health Foundation, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission, Maple Leaf Farms, Midwest Poultry Services, Paragon Medical, Town of Winona Lake and Zimmer Biomet.

The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents, and collaborates with local organizations to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County clean, healthy, safe and beautiful, the release states. To date, the Lilly Center has conducted scientific research on over 30 streams and 40 lakes.

The Lilly Center is driven to create a legacy of stewardship by equipping community members, visitors and future generations to understand and enjoy the county’s natural beauty. For more information, visit lakes.grace.edu.