IECF joins the Coachella Valley and beyond in mourning the loss of the legendary Jane Lykken Hoff, who died at the age of 103 – just two months shy of her 104th birthday. Widely known for her exceptional skills as a horsewoman, Jane spent much of her life exploring the rich beauty of the Indian Canyons on horseback, leading groups of riders on wilderness adventures. Generous, witty, and refined, she leaves behind a legacy of unwavering dedication to the community she loved.

Jane poured her time, resources, and passion into causes that were close to her heart. From arts and culture to education and environmental protection, Jane Lykken Hoff’s fingerprints were on countless initiatives that enriched the lives of those around her.

A commitment to nurturing homegrown talent was particularly evident in her provision of scholarships through IECF to benefit the College of the Desert nursing program. This visionary act ensured that future generations of students would receive their education and training at a local college and enjoy careers in the community that fostered their growth.

Jane’s impact will extend far beyond her lifetime. Through her estate, she has established a permanent endowment at the Inland Empire Community Foundation. We’re honored to carry the torch of her legacy in support of charities she championed for generations to come.

Read more about Jane Lykken Hoff and our many other generous donors who are creating positive change in the region. Contact us to explore your options for charitable giving!

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