The Lake Burton Civic Association, Inc. (LBCA) and its supporting Foundation, the Lake Burton Civic Association Foundation, Inc. (LBCAF) are related not-for-profit organizations. The purpose of the LBCA and the LBCAF are to promote and maintain the interests and concerns of Lake Burton area residents in identifying and resolving mutual problems regarding safety, security, county services, and water quality.
The LBCA and the LBCAF provide significant support to the volunteer fire departments (VFDs) and other volunteer organizations serving the Lake Burton area and maintain liaison with Georgia Power Company. All persons (including co-owners and family members) who own, lease, or share property in the Lake Burton area are encouraged to join the LBCA.
The LBCAF was formed by the LBCA in 2000 as a supporting 501(c)(3) charitable foundation to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. A portion of the LBCA dues and all donations received are transferred to the LBCAF. Money raised by the LBCA Tour of Homes and the Annual LBCA Golf Tournament is earmarked for the Foundation in support of the Lake Burton area VFDs and other Rabun County charities.
During the last 15 years, LBCAF and LCBA have contributed over $550,000 to support the three VFDs serving Lake Burton. These contributions have made it possible to purchase equipment, supplemental insurance and other needs not funded by Rabun County. Contributions of over $115,000 to the LBCAF made it possible to purchase the Lake Burton fire and rescue boat and build the boathouse on Murray Cove to house the boat, plus a Georgia Department of Natural Resources ranger boat. The LBCAF and the LBCA have also made donations to support various Rabun County charitable organizations of over $110,000.