Traven Legacy Lives on in Charitable Fund

The gift of the late Lee Traven continues to do wonderful things for Door County, according to the Door County Community Foundation.

The Traven Family Fund is a permanent endowment that Traven established at the community foundation to forever benefit the charities he cared about the most. For the fourth year in a row, the Traven Family Fund will make significant donations to benefit the following organizations: The Ridges Sanctuary, Peninsula Music Festival, Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village, The Clearing, Door County Medical Center Foundation, Lawrence University – Björklunden, Wisconsin Public Radio, and The Sustainability and Advancement Grants Program of the Door County Community Foundation.

“While some of our donors prefer to remain anonymous, Lee created the Traven Family Fund so that his family’s legacy will live on forever,” said Bret Bicoy, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “We celebrate and honor Lee every year as a way to thank him for making this incredible gift to Door County.”

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