Philanthropic And Community Involvement

The Lakins, long time residents and pioneers of Arizona have long valued the institutions of family, community and education as integral components of successful societies. They not only believe this – they have lived it! They are firm believers in education and strong supporters of youth/education programs. They have devoted much of their time to improving agricultural practices, education and the environment. Besides serving in the armed forces Chuck Lakin has devoted his time, talents and resources to many organizations – these are a few examples…

  • AZ Farm Bureau Federation Director
  • AZ state Horsemen’s Assn. Past Pres.
  • AZ Quarter Horse Assn. Past Chair
  • AZ Cattle Feeders Assn. Director
  • AZ National Livestock Show Director
  • AZ Agribusiness Council Past Pres. Agriculture 100 Council
  • AZ Cattle Growers Assn. Past Pres.
  • Sheriffs Mounted Posse Past Pres.
  • Estrella Rotary Club Past Pres.
  • Valley Field Riding & Polo Club
  • AZ Town Hall
  • Chuck was named Agriculturalist of the Year

Maxine Lakin has her own legacy to share. Besides working as a high school teacher and raising four daughters she found time to help others. Her participation in all of these organizations throughout the years has helped shape Arizona.

Served on the board of directors for:

  • Maricopa and Arizona School Board Associations
  • Rio Salada Association
  • Phoenix Mountain Preservation Council
  • Save Camelback Mountain Committee
  • Urban and Junior League
  • Appointed Commissioner of the Arizona Environment
  • Served as Vice Chair on the Phoenix Bond Committee
  • Belongs to the Arizona Agri-Business Council and Arizona Farm Bureau
  • Member of the Phoenix Zoo auxiliary board
  • Elected to “Who’s Who in American Women”
  • Voted “Woman of the Year” by Phoenix Ad Club
  • Recipient of the Diana Award from Alpha Epsilon Sigma International
Maxine Lakin and Bob Giocomo MAXINE LAKIN AND BOB GIOCOMO

Following the Lakin’s lead, Bob Giocomo, Lakin Cattle and Milling Company’s CEO – has also donated his time and talents to the following organizations…

• 24 years of service and past president of the Estrella Rotary Club
• Board member of Four Rivers Heritage Center at Lakin Farm
• Board member of the Arizona National Livestock Show

In 2004 the Lakin family donated 10 acres of land to St. John Vianney Catholic Church. The nuns began working from this property in 1996 and now because of the Lakin’s generous donation the church will be able to continue their mission of helping the families of Las Ligas. In appreciation, the Church very kindly named the property “Lakin Park”.

More recently, Chuck and Maxine Lakin pledged their support to the University of Arizona Foundation. Their generosity helped build “Lakin Plaza” which benefits the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Their legacy as UA Alumni and business leaders will be permanently recognized by future generations of students and faculty members.

The Lakin family has pledged 40 areas of land named “Lakin Farm” to the Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame organization intends to build – Four Rivers Heritage Center. The Center will house a conference center, ranch house museum, exhibition space, corral, and demonstration farm. It will become a destination point for the State of Arizona.

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R.M. Miller,
D.V.M. Article published in “The Western Horseman”

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