In the summer of 1989 the family owned company was sold. The Vandekerkhove family wanted to continue their community support. They established The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation in the fall of the same year. The family has always recognized the health of a vibrant community is based on those who are willing to give back to it. The size of the gift, whether it be monetary or volunteer hours does not matter. The true gift is in the giving.