Our Community

Making our community stronger is the core of why Lakeside Capital Group exists. Our investments in businesses make the region more competitive and successful, but we also give directly to organizations doing the most to make a daily impact on our community.

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Over the last decade, we have donated over $27 million to local organizations expanding education, creating programs to encourage economic self-reliance, and providing financial support to battle childhood cancer.

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Our team also invests its time by serving on community boards and providing non-profits advice and support.

These are a few of the organizations making the biggest difference in our community.

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Gonzaga University

In 2012, Lakeside Founder John Hemmingson gifted $25 million to Gonzaga, for the creation of a new student union building at the center of campus. In 2015, Gonzaga officially opened the John J. Hemmingson Center in the heart of campus to provide a state of the art facility for students to meet, study, socialize and eat.

On an annual basis, we make donations to various departments throughout the University. In addition, Hemmingson established an endowment for Gonzaga’s Law School. With this endowment, a Civil Liberties Chair was created, with a mission of improving civil liberties and fighting discrimination.

The Rypien Foundation

The Rypien Foundation was established when its founder, Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien, lost his three year old son, Andrew, to cancer. Through many fundraising events, including the Zak! Charity Open, the Rypien Foundation provides financial assistance and hope to families with children who suffer from cancer in the Inland Northwest. Lakeside is a proud supporter of this amazing organization.

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Boys & Girls Club

Lakeside is committed to the youth of the Inland Northwest. Lakeside was fortunate enough to participate in the capital campaign to build a new facility for the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County and Spokane County. This wonderful facility provides a safe place to keep kids in the area active, and out of high-risk activities.


SNAP is a private, non-profit Community Action agency in Spokane, helping low-income and homeless families, children and seniors. SNAP’s goal is to help families and individuals become more self-sufficient and ultimately build new and healthy futures. As a strong community supporter, Lakeside actively donates time and financial resources to this organization.