John Hemmingson and the other Lakeside Capital management partners have a long history of giving back to the community. Their contributions and philanthropic efforts make real and lasting change. Our partners seek out organizations and projects that reflect their values to make the Inland Northwest — and the world — a better, healthier, happier place to live. For more information or philanthropic inquiries, contact Angie Rothrock.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela

The John J. Hemmingson Center at Gonzaga University


Lakeside Capital Group firmly believes that Gonzaga University has the potential to drive innovation and transformation in the Inland Northwest. In 2012, Lakeside Founder John Hemmingson gifted $25 million for the creation of a new student union building, named the John J. Hemmingson Center. Gonzaga located the building at the center of campus.

In 2015, Gonzaga officially opened the Hemmingson Center, a state-of-the-art facility for students to meet, study, socialize and eat. Through strategic endowments and investments across University departments, we invest in future leaders and the workforce of the Inland Northwest.

Gonzaga University Finance Lab


Fueled by our own passion for finance, Lakeside partners support the cultivation of competitive graduates in this field of study. We were honored to participate in the creation of the Jack H. Hemmingson Finance Lab in Gonzaga University’s School of Business Administration, supporting the expansion of the school’s online academic programs, while re-imagining library and digital learning environments. Lakeside partners also teach and advise students at Gonzaga’s School of Business Administration, supporting the next generation of leaders.

Gonaga Finance Lab ticker at the Hemmingson Center

Center for Civil and Human Rights


The Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga University School of Law provides students and scholars with opportunities to explore and address issues relating to civil rights and civil liberties, social and criminal justice, public interest law, immigration, American Indian law and international human rights.

John Hemmingson is honored to support the Center’s work, which attracts national interest for Gonzaga’s School of Law, while also fighting for the most vulnerable in our communities. In 2010, Lakeside partnered with Gonzaga Law School to establish the John J. Hemmingson Chair for Civil Liberties. The Chair works to position the Law School as a leading institution for the protection of civil rights and supports student work in this area.

With expanded course opportunities, prominent guest speakers and conferences, law students at Gonzaga are developing the skills and knowledge to impact the lives of underrepresented and marginalized groups across the Northwest and throughout the world.