The Lake Arbor Foundation, Inc. (LAFI) was formed in 1997 as a community charitable organization under the leadership of the Founding President, Samuel H. Dean. The golf course owner subdivided the front 6.8 acres of the course and sold it to the Foundation at a reduced rate in order to get a tax-deductible contribution. A Maryland State matching grant facilitated by Senator Ulysses Currie, Legislative District 25, was used for the purchase. The Internal Revenue Service designated LAFI as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, public charitable organization established for educational, recreational and community purposes in 1998.
LAFI’s communities include the Lake Arbor community and those communities which border Lottsford Road between Routes 193 and 202 in Mitchellville, Maryland. LAFI owns the Lake Arbor Foundation Center consisting of the Arbor Room, the Herman Murrell Pavilion, swimming pool, bathhouses, tennis and basketball courts, parking areas and parkland. The Board of Directors manages the Foundation and the Center on behalf of the communities it serves, however, it has no involvement nor information regarding the HOAs management. Please call the HOA or its management representative directly. Homeowners in these communities are collective community owners of the Foundation and facilities. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, donations to LAFI are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. We invite you and other Foundation supporters to donate generously and often.