Lavon, a farmer who resides in Mayville, ND, has always been passionate about helping others. He founded Partners in Progress, a nonprofit helping farmers in financial crisis and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement – Legacy of Giving Award in 2011. 

Lavon is a strong advocate of IFOSuD because he is continually impressed with its remarkable success in maximizing the positive results of IFOSuD’s program with the limited resources that Haiti provides. He believes IFOSuD is unique because of its approach that literally focuses from the ground up – from harvesting food to spreading the gospel. Lavon is always excited to see the beneficiaries in IFOSuD’s programs as they graduate and continue to work to become leaders of integrity and discipline in their own communities.