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One holiday season, a six year old boy was busy collecting toys for children from under-privileged families through his school and community. Realizing that Christmas came but once a year, he asked his mother, “What do poor kids do on their birthday?” Inspired by the thought that some children don’t have the means for birthday celebrations, […]
The Fund will raise contributions to support local agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide services to treat and/or prevent addictions of all types. Organizations such as, but not limited to, Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol Services, Larksville K-9 Unit, and Kingston Boro Police Drug Task Force.
Established by concerned citizens and area nonprofit organizations, the Coalition’s mission is to foster a whole community approach to solve the issues of bullying in our society through the following programming efforts: Youth/Student; Family/Community; Safe School; Professional Services; and Community Safety.
Through the Rose Tucker YouAreYou Program, The Athena Fund makes it possible for 10th grade girls in Luzerne County to partake in a day of investigation, inspiration and image building. Throughout the day, these young women will attend session with professional presenters on self-image, peer pressure, careers and choices about drugs, alcohol and sex. The […]
Established by friends and donors of Back Mountain Recreation, Inc., this Fund will help support and promote healthy activities and environmental stewardship, provide educational opportunities to residents of the Back Mountain communities of Luzerne and Wyoming counties.
The mission of The Jamie Baker Memorial Fund is to keep her memory alive through community service and scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded annually to qualified Pittston Area High School seniors who best completes a 500 word essay entitled “The Value of Friendship”. A Baker Scholarship Application is required and a minimum GPA of 3.25 […]
This fund was established by Charles and Denny Barber to support a wide variety of organization throughout the regions and to teach charity, sharing and caring to their sons.
The Kerron Barnes/Whitewater Challengers Scholarship Fund is intended to support high school graduates who are qualified employees of Whitewater Challengers, and who require financial assistance to continue their education at a university or college, or advanced career training for a trade or skill. Special consideration is given to students enrolled in an academic program related […]
Established by the Bear Creek Historical Society, this Fund originated from excess funds raised for the rebuilding of the Bear Creek Dam and will now be used to help maintain, preserve and enhance this historic landmark.
The Leanne Bedwick Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 following the death of Leanne from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Like Leanne, the scholarship recipient must be motivated to reach his or her fullest potential, have been raised in a single-parent home, and have financial need. Graduates of Meyers High School are eligible.
The Debbie Darling Belenski Memorial Fund was created in honor and memory of Debbie Darling Belenski, a lifetime resident of the Back Mountain area of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Mission and purpose of this fund is to support underprivileged children in a variety of ways including, but not exclusive to, providing school supplies, athletic camps and […]
This Fund was established to preserve the legacy of the Bell Family and support a wide variety of causes in Northeastern Pennsylvania, regionally and nationally.
This organizational endowment Fund was created in 2006 to help preserve and maintain the Constance L. Bell Library at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT. The Ethel Walker School, founded in 1911, is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 through 12.
The Luzerne Products/Stuart Bell Donor Advised Fund was created by the Bell family and the directors of Luzerne Products. The Fund was created so that the family and corporation could give back to the community that helped them build a successful business.
The primary purpose of the Fund is to provide charitable support to various nonprofit organizations locally, regionally and nationally.
Established by Frank and Carol Bevevino and their children, John and Renee Bevevino, Tom Bevevino, and Mike and Margaret Cramton, this fund supports a wide variety of causes and organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania and teaches philanthropy and community participation to successive generations.
This Fund will provide assistance to women and children from situations involving abuse and / or neglect as well as those affected by domestic violence. It will also support arts education in the Wyoming Valley West School District, within or beyond any state board of education mandate for arts education.
Family and friends established this Fund in memory of Lisa Blaum, a dedicated teacher and community-minded spirit, and member of the faculty of G.A.R. High School. Grants are awarded to preserve her legacy of support to those qualified G.A.R. graduating senior(s) who best exemplify Lisa’s belief in “excellence over adversity.”
The Times Leader Book of Dreams project is an annual appeal that allows members of the community to help fulfill the wishes – and serious needs – of their neighbors. The Fund has fulfilled the dreams of over 150 families since its inception in 1988.
This Fund was established by Thelma K. and Samuel Bosch to assist a graduating senior from Wilkes University who has majored in English or Humanities to assist with advanced graduate education or to pay outstanding educational expenses.
The purpose of The Brass Ring Fund is to raise contributions and awareness to acquire an important local historic icon, the 1909 Carousel formerly at Harvey’s Lake, Pennsylvania. The Fund will help ensure that future generations will enjoy the carousel’s artistic, recreational and historic values as a piece of Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania history.
This scholarship was established by the Butcher family in memory of Jeanne Butcher who passed away in March 2014. Jeanne throughout her extraordinary life was dedicated to her family, friends, and community. Jeanne treated everyone with dignity and respect. Jeanne was genuine and generous. Her caring for others was done without fanfare and with no […]
This fund was established by Joe and Jeanne Butcher to continue the Butcher Family charitable legacy and provide continued support to various organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Butterfly Scholarship Fund was established to assist individuals who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic abuse, either physical or mental, of all genders, races, creeds or sexual orientations. The Fund is limited to legal residents of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. As the Fund’s assets grow, the Advisory Committee may, at their discretion, extend the geographic […]
The Fund was established in honor of firefighter Michael Carlo by State Senator John Yudichak at the September 11, 2011 dedication of the Public Safety Training Institute (PSTI) at Luzerne County Community College. Michael Carlo was a firefighter who died on September 11, 2001 in the World Trade Center.
Donna and Paul Zbiek created this fund in Brandon’s honor and memory. Grants will be used to support a variety of programs and services provided by qualified charities, in particular those whose programs address issues such as cancer, health, wellness and the well-being of the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and beyond.
The Fund was created by members of the Pittston Area Class of 2002 to honor the memory of classmate Brian Cashmere, whose life was tragically cut short. Brian, an outstanding student and athlete, was an even more exceptional friend to those who were lucky enough to have known him. This scholarship is awarded annually to […]
The Castle Auditorium Community Arts Center Inc., now known as the Alice C. Wiltsie Performing Arts Center, is a community partnership between the Hazleton Area School District and the Community Arts Center. Dedicated to the full utilization of the historic Hazleton High School Auditorium, our goal is to have current and future generations enjoy world-class […]
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince Robert J. Clark, Jr., an English educator for 32 years lived his secret as did his many students. His influence has led so […]
The 1LT Michael J. Cleary Memorial Fund will make it possible for his loving family and friends to honor the memory of and advance causes in the community that he believed in and supported. The Dallas native and First Lieutenant was killed in Iraq on December 20, 2005 in an ambush by hostile forces having […]
The 1LT Michael J. Cleary Scholarship Fund will make it possible for his loving family and friends to honor Mike’s memory. The Fund provides a scholarship to benefit a senior at Dallas Senior High School who shows the leadership and humanitarian characteristics that made Michael so special. The Dallas native and First Lieutenant was killed […]
This Fund supports the efforts, programs and services of the member organizations of Autism Awareness-NEPA. This organization was formed to heighten the awareness of autism and advocates for the enhancement and coordination of services for individuals of all ages with an autism spectrum disorder through community support, outreach and distribution of grants for organizations supporting […]
Concerned Parents of Hazleton Fund – Translating Success The Concerned Parents of Hazleton Fund was established in 2008. They are an advocacy group dedicated to providing pathways for success through educational access for students and families in the Hazleton area for whom language is a barrier.
The James Cortegerone Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1995 by James, Lorraine and Therese Cortegerone to perpetuate the memory of their son and brother, Jimmy, who died at the age of fourteen. This Fund supports Catholic education and Catholic causes throughout Luzerne County.
The Fund supports the values and principles of Unitarian Universalism.
The Coughlin Blue Red Fund was established to equip and maintain the physical fitness room and to support athletic programs and the general student population at Solomon-Plains Jr. High School and James M. Coughlin High School.
This Fund was established by Ray and Ann Crisci to support various organizations in Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania.
This Fund was started by the Board of Directors of the Children’s Service Center in recognition of Joe DeVizia for his many years of service and leadership to the organization and the community. For more information visit the Children’s Service Center website.
The Cultural Council of Luzerne County is the local arts agency working to promote awareness of and provide support services to arts, cultural and related educational programs in Luzerne County. The Cultural Council is a nonprofit arts advocacy organization that functions as an umbrella agency in support of individuals and arts organizations in our region. […]
Charles E. Parente, his family and friends, established this endowment Fund to assist qualified charities that support underprivileged youth in Luzerne County, most notably the Catholic Youth Center (CYC) in Wilkes-Barre.
The Michael Daniel Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by the family and friends of Michael Patrick Daniel in his honor and memory after his untimely death at the age of 24 on February 25, 2011. The Fund awards scholarships to qualified graduates, male or female, of Coughlin High School.
This Fund was established by Dorothy Darte-Darling to continue the Darte Family charitable legacy and provide continued support to various organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Dawe Consulting Fund of The Luzerne Foundation was created to support charitable organizations in the Greater Luzerne County region and beyond with a special focus on LGBT issues, community and economic development, nonprofit management, and advancing philanthropy as advised by the company’s president or designee.
This Fund was established in honor and memory of Peter Degnan by his wife, family and friends to perpetuate his legacy as a teacher, performer, and choreographer in the art of classical ballet and contemporary dance. Grants will be awarded to deserving dance students at the Degnan Ballet Center and, especially, to promising young artists […]
The 1st LT Jeffrey F. DePrimo Memorial Fund was established by his family and friends to support Jeff’s many interests in life and will ensure that Jeff’s spirit will remain alive and vibrant among us. Jeff laid down his life for us on May 20, 2008 while serving in Afghanistan. Although Jeffrey gave the ultimate […]
The Scholarship Fund was established by Jeffrey’s family and friends to honor his memory by awarding a scholarship annually to a student attending Pittston Area High School, Wyoming Area High School or a student residing in either of these two school districts but attending Holy Redeemer High School. Jeff laid down his life for us […]
The James M. Desiderio, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a graduating senior and squad member of any Wyoming Valley Conference High-School Wrestling program (Berwick; James M. Coughlin; Crestwood; Dallas; GAR Memorial; Hanover Area; Hazleton Area; Lake Lehman; Elmer L. Meyers; Greater Nanticoke; Pittston Area; Tunkhannock; Wyoming Area; and Wyoming Valley West) with a non-renewable one-time […]
This Fund established by the friends and family of a stellar athlete and coach, Daniel J. Distasio, to recognize a graduating senior from Crestwood School District and his alma mater Greater Nanticoke Area School District who exemplify the values of sportsmanship, motivation, dedication and perseverance in the classroom and on the playing field. Distasio, who […]
District A Fund’s Mission The District A Fund was created to support efforts toward improving the quality of life for the residents and citizens of District A of the City of Wilkes-Barre. Funds are being raised to maintain, repair and improve the existing municipal and community facilities throughout the District, as well as to enhance […]
The Diversity Partnership Fund was established through a matching grant from the National Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues to encourage charitable giving and endowment building to serve the LGBT community in Northeastern Pennsylvania based on a comprehensive needs assessment.
The Fund was established by the Dowd Family to benefit qualified nonprofit organizations in Luzerne County and Northeast Pennsylvania and to teach philanthropy to successive generations.
Local friends and family members of persons with Down Syndrome established this Fund. Awards will be given to causes and programs that support the needs of families whose loved ones are affected by Down Syndrome. Please visit the Buddy Walk website for more information.
The Earthly Angels Autism Fund was created by Ron and Brenda D’Eliseo to honor their son, Robert, who has Autism. The Fund’s mission is to proactively increase Autism awareness; provide funding for qualified nonprofit organizations for Autistic services; support programs and education; and to bring hope to those families who deal with the hardships of […]
This Fund honors the life and legacy of Dr. Drue Paden by providing annual scholarship support to at least one qualified student from both Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties who best personify Dr. Paden’s zest for life, his community and the game of golf.
The Corey A. Ehret Scholarship Fund was created by his family and friends to honor his memory and service to his community. Corey was a 2012 graduate of Dallas High School in spite of being diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma as he entered 9th grade. His strength and spirit paved the way through numerous chemotherapies and both […]
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to focus upon, but not be limited to, fostering education, research, public awareness, screenings and all other appropriate measures to strive toward the prevention of blindness. In addition, Eye Care Specialists recognizes the importance of promoting the health, wellness and safety of our community and assisting those […]
Attorney Jerome Facher established this Fund in honor of his brother, Herbert, a graduate of E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre. A scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving Meyers student who shows Herbert’s characteristics of outstanding contribution to school, community and family.
The Fallen Swan Scholarship was created through the efforts of Sarah Knappman, a high school senior and dancer/student at the Harris Conservatory for the Arts. The Fund is intended to support the art of dance and provide financial assistance as needed for students who wish to learn and perform at the Conservatory, but not exclusively.
Applicant must reside in the Greater Hazleton Area as defined as the contiguous geographic area served by the Hazleton Area School District and the Weatherly Area School District (students attending MMI and/or other local private/parochial high schools, but who reside in the defined geographic area are also eligible to apply) OR have have played consistently […]
The scholarship was established in remembrance of Dr. Guy V. Ferrell, the first President of L.C.C.C. and his son, Dr. D. Keith Ferrell a prominent local psychologist. This scholarship is awarded annually to students planning to attend Luzerne County Community College to study any type of course offering from college degree curriculum to trade skills. […]
This Fund was established by the First Federal Charitable Foundation to recognize Alice Kender and her many years of dedicated service and support to the Volunteers of America program in Hazleton. A scholarships will be awarded annually to a Hazleton area youth who has served as a volunteer for the program.
This fund was made possible by the Erwine Family along with the many family and friends of patients who have received loving and compassionate care by the dedicated staff of Erwine’s Hospice.
Established by Rusty and Kathi Flack, Hal and Jean Flack, Janet Flack, and their mother Joan Flack Nusbaum, this Fund is dedicated to continue the Flack Family legacy of support to a multitude of charitable causes throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and to teach subsequent generations about the importance of giving back to their community.
The primary purpose of this Fund shall be to continue the active support those various programs, services, agencies and charitable organizations that reflect the Harold and Jean Flack family legacy in Wyoming Valley and to leave a footprint of charitable giving and service for successive generations to follow.
This Fund was established by Sidney, Pauly and Rob Friedman, and Anne Friedman Glauber to continue the Friedman Family charitable legacy and provide continued support to various organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
This fund is established for the operations and sustainability of a family- friendly free community event that occurs the second weekend in September in downtown Hazleton, PA. Funfest is coordinated by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce. 2015 marks the 37th annual Funfest coordinated by the chamber and a committee of dedicated volunteers who work […]
The G.A.R. Blue-Gray Fund was established to equip and maintain a state-of-the-art fitness center to support all athletic programs and the general student population at G.A.R. High School.
This Fund was established by Gus and Val Genetti to build and maintain their family legacy of great hospitality and warmth with service to the community.
This Fund was established to support the maintenance and preservation of the Georgetown Settlement Camp, which is under the care of Wilkes-Barre Township.
The Generation to Generation Fund exists to enrich lives through inter-generational sharing by: Creating opportunities for person of all ages to share time, conversations, values and fun together through meaningful activities; encouraging young persons to learn from seniors generations, to benefit from their experience, wisdom and knowledge and to celebrate their accomplishments; helping young people […]
Steven P. Geraci – “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Paul W. Penkala – “Everyone is a hero if you if you catch us at the right time.” This Fund was established by family and friends of Steven P. Geraci and […]
This fund was established to support the important programs and causes within our community, including but not limited to the poor, indigent, homeless, abused and blind.
This was established as a means to preserve the trust intents originally established by the Pittston Lions Club in 1966. Because of a myriad of circumstances, Trustees proposed to distribute the trust to the Luzerne Foundation naming Lou Goeringer as custodian. Lou chose to establish within the Luzerne Foundation the Lou Goeringer Family Fund for […]
This Fund was established in honor of the All-State athlete from G.A.R. High School who went on to become one of the most respected high school football coaches of his time. Gorham served as an educator, principal, football coach and athletic director at Meyers High School during a career that spanned 35 years. The Fund […]
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Fund provides assistance and support to various programs, services and agencies that assist grandparents who have the responsibility of raising their grandchildren.
This Fund was established to honor the memory of Omar D. Hamilton by supporting various charitable causes in the region for which he was especially passionate.
The Stewart and Sharon Harry Endowment Fund will focus on nonprofit agencies delivering services to children with disabilities and agencies providing programs for youth to develop fitness and/or individual competitive events.
The Hazleton Integration Project has purchased a former school building at 4th and Seybert Streets and is in the process of opening the Hazleton One Community Center. We intend to create opportunities for economically disadvantaged children to participate in no-cost or low-cost educational, cultural and athletic activities. The Hazleton One Community Center will engage our […]
The Hazleton Kiwanis Charitable Fund shall be used at the discretion of the local Kiwanis Board to continue the Club’s efforts to serve children of the Greater Hazleton Area.
Frank M. Henry and family established this Fund to support various causes in Northeastern Pennsylvania, most notably the Wilkes-Barre YMCA.
Established by Michael and Kathleen Hirthler to support various causes and interests in Northeastern Pennsylvania, particularly those that support equal opportunity.
This scholarship is established by the estate of Ronald E. Hontz who passed away on November 4, 2015. Ron graduated from Lake Lehman High School in 1964. Ron won the Sordoni Foundation scholarship and was able to attend King’s College. He graduated in 1968 with a BS in Accounting. He began his career with the […]
Established in 2005 by Attorney Joseph A. Quinn and the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC, the foundation, also known as HKQ Kids, promotes a safer future for children in Northeastern Pennsylvania through educational outreach and public awareness programs.
This Donor Advised Fund was made possible by contributions of family and friends of clients of Celtic Hospice and Home Health Kingston, PA in thanks and appreciation for the hospice care of family and loved ones. Grants go to a variety of organizations, particularly those which deal with the health and well being of the […]
Established by the son, family and friends of Lila & Darnell Howard to recognize and preserve their legacy of generosity, community service and focus on the importance of a well-rounded education. The Howards both graduated from G.A.R. Memorial High School and called Wilkes-Barre home for over 60 years. They were well known for their respect […]
Founded February 2009, Hunts for Healing was created to establish a fund to sponsor wounded soldiers returning from military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and veterans who have successfully completed the Wounded Warrior Program at the Military Advanced Training Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; allowing them to participate in outdoor programs including, but not […]
Built in 1906, the Irem Temple building in Wilkes-Barre is a national treasure. It has been acclaimed as one of the nation’s most significant examples of Moorish Revival Architecture that without your help, will become a tragedy. This architectural wonder is deteriorating, but it can be saved while becoming a central part of the revitalization […]
This Fund was established by Leonard and Lita Insalaco to continue the Insalaco Family legacy and provide charitable support to organizations across Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. (JA) was created in 1968 to provide students in kindergarten through Grade 12 a better understanding of the worlds of business and economics. The Junior Achievement Endowment Fund is designed to ensure that students in Northeastern Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to participate in JA’s hands-on learning programs, now […]
This is an endowed Fund that will increase the financial resources available to support the mission of the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre. The mission is accomplished through assessing and responding to emerging and ever changing community needs and by training League members to be leaders in the community.
The Allan S. Karaffa Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of “Big Al” to carry on his legacy of giving back to his community and to support those in need. Big AL had a special affection for youth and youth athletics as a parent, coach and spectator/supporter.
This Fund was established to support a variety of causes throughout the Wyoming Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania and to maintain the Karambelas charitable legacy.
This Fund was established by Mary Ann’s children and friends in honor and loving memory of a woman with an unforgettable personality, a spark for life and a generous heart. Mary Ann grew up in Dupont, a community she loved. She attended the local schools and completed one year of study at Marywood College. There […]
The Kelci Ever After Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends of Kelci Gibbons who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in July 2012. Kelci was a free spirit who loved art, music, nature and having a good time. This scholarship will be awarded to a Back Mountain resident from Dallas High […]
The LCCC Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to full-time students who reside in Luzerne County and who have overcome extenuating circumstances to enter college.
This Fund was established by family and friends to honor the memory of Edward Raymond Kenzakoski, III, an avid wrestler fro Coughlin High School. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a qualified wrestler from Coughlin High School who exemplifies Edward’s dedication and sportsmanship exhibited during his wrestling matches.
Established by Tom’s family and friends to honor his memory, this fund helps defray the cost of books and related expenses benefiting Dallas High School graduates pursuing higher education who exemplify Tom’s competitiveness, and most importantly, his sportsmanship.
The Dr. David Kistler Scholarship Award is announced annually for a student(s) graduating from the sixth grade at the Kistler Elementary School, Wilkes-Barre, who shows academic achievement, good citizenship, personal accomplishments and economic need. The actual scholarship is awarded at the successful completion of high school. Dr. Kistler’s vision has been instrumental in motivating and […]
This Fund was established by George and Bertha Knecht to provide scholarship support to qualified student graduates from the Wyoming Area High School.
This Fund was established to support a variety of causes throughout the Wyoming Valley and Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Ken and Ann Krogulski of Shavertown, PA, established this Fund as one of the first funds of The Luzerne Foundation. Their intent is to promote philanthropic giving in the region and to provide for their three daughters a vehicle for giving back to their community. The Fund supports a wide variety of causes and interests […]
Established through a grant from the First Federal Charitable Foundation, this fund will allow the Luzerne County Food and Facts program to implement a nutrition and educational program of food and facts to improve the health of families in the community and facilitate a healthy eating lifestyle.
Mission: Raise the consciousness of area residents concerning their heritage, thereby enabling them to better understand the area’s uniqueness and its place in today’s world. Three funds make up the designation for The Luzerne County Historical Society. The funds are designated to maintain and expand the collection and facilities of The Luzerne County Historical Society, […]
The Health Fund of The Luzerne Foundation grew out of a collaboration effort by area hospitals and health care providers to improve the health of persons in our broad community. In the mid to late 90’s,area hospitals and other health care organizations joined together in a regional effort to study and evaluate the most pressing […]
The Historic & Landscape Preservation Fund provides funding and grants to support activities within this field of interest. This Fund is specially dedicated to historic and landscape preservation within the entire county.
The Fund for the Arts was created to encourage and develop skills in the visual, graphic and performing arts. The role of the Fund is to find essential ways to support and encourage artists of all ages and abilities – thereby enriching the community and homegrown creative endeavors. The Maslow family provide initial funding, but […]
This Fund was established by Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan during his life to support a multitude of organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Monsignor delegated to The Luzerne Foundation primary discretion over distributions because of the organization’s knowledge of the often changing and most pressing needs in Luzerne County.
The Luzerne Intermediate Unit provides consultative, technical, supportive, advisory and educational services to the twelve participating school districts. These charitable funds will augment services to the student population within each district: The LIU 18 – Special Education Fund The Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 provides special education and related service to resident children with disabilities who […]
Established by the Logue Family to provide scholarships to qualified graduating sixth graders from the Heights Murray elementary School in Wilkes-Barre. The award recognizes their academic success, citizenship and community involvement, economic needs and growth potential. The award will be presented when they graduate from high school.
The Loyal Patriots of America was a group serving causes in the Pittston area for many years. But due to diminished membership, remaining assets from a trust established in the 1960’s has been transferred to The Luzerne Foundation and through the new Fund will be used to continue to support causes in the area, particularly […]
This Fund was established in 2001 to provide tuition assistance for families who cannot pay all or part of their Catholic school tuition. Consideration will be given to all students currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Catholic grade or high school in Luzerne County, who manifest promise of academic success and who are […]
This Fund promotes and supports parks, trails and outdoor recreation countywide to improve personal health, quality of life, and connection to nature and local community.
The mission of the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Elder Abuse Task Force is to reduce the number of victimized elderly through prevention, education, identification and prosecution. The goal is to advocate on behalf of elderly citizens through educational seminars and conferences.
This Fund was established in 2001 by the Board of Directors of Leadership Wilkes-Barre in memorial to Hannah Kline, the late mother of then Executive Director Sue Kline Kluger. The income from the Fund is designated to provide scholarship assistance for applicants to the Master’s Leadership Series of Leadership Wilkes-Barre, a program for adults of […]
Under the leadership of Sue Kluger from 1981 to 2003, Leadership Wilkes-Barre grew from a fledgling group of initial participants into a nationally recognized program, nurturing the leadership potential of a broad spectrum of people from high schoolers and business executives to retirees. This Fund, founded in Sue’s honor on the occasion of her retirement […]
On Tuesday, April 26, 1949, Officer Robert E. Mack of the Forty Fort Borough Police Department in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania responded to a report of an elderly couple being overcome by toxic carbon monoxide fumes. When Officer Mack arrived at 27 Oneida Place in Forty Fort, he found that the elderly male had passed away […]
This Fund was established in 1996 by the Board of Directors of Leadership Wilkes-Barre on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the organization to honor Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan, the first Chair of its Board of Directors. Proceeds are directed to scholarships for Leadership Wilkes-Barre participants to assist with their tuition.
The Making A Difference Fund will support local charities and causes in the Greater Hazleton Area on an annual basis. The Fund will be sustained by an annual golf tournament, other fundraisers and donations and will support local causes and nonprofits and their programs.
This fund was established by Shawn’s family and friends in his honor and memory and is intended to support those programs, causes, services and charities that were important to Shawn. The fund provides assistance to children and young adults who may want to attend Camp Acahela and/or Goose Pond sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council […]
The Fund was established in 2005 in memory of West Side Vocational Technical School graduate Carrie Martin, who was murdered in 2004. The Fund was set up by Carrie’s mother, Wendy Cadwalader, in recognition of her daughter’s humanitarian spirit and community service. Martin is being remembered as a talented artist, Special Olympics volunteer and Luzerne […]
This Fund was established by John Mashinski’s family and friends as a way to honor his legacy, and to provide scholarship assistance to qualified college bound students in the Wilkes-Barre area. John was a true community servant who gave of his time, talent and treasure to help those in need.
This Fund supports The Max & Lorraine Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children who suffer from asthma. The Foundation was established in 1993 by Mike Tracy in loving memory of his wife, Lorraine Button Tracy, and their 10 year old son, Max Tracy, who both lost their lives to asthma. The goal of […]
This Fund was established in 1996 in memory of John A. McCole, a dedicated community member and Founder’s Board member of The Luzerne Foundation. The Fund provides financial assistance to needy children and families throughout the Wyoming Valley, to attend the Greater Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA’s summer camp.
This scholarship award Fund was established by varied nonprofit organizations in honor of the Monsignor’s life and charitable legacy. The Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Cornerstone Scholarship is awarded annually to qualified students graduating from Northeastern Pennsylvania high schools and who plan to attend any of the eight Colleges, Universities and other educational programs the Monsignor […]
The Fund was established to honor Gene and Lois McKeown, who serve as the Godparents to Joe and John Yudichak. The endowment benefits the faith-based work of the Catholic community of Plymouth including Trinity House – a youth and senior ministry of all Saints Parish.
This Fund was created to raise money and generate community support to renovate, equip and maintain a fitness facility at E.L. Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre. The fitness facility is available to all students at Meyers and is intended to help them gain confidence and become physically fit. An average of 50 students per day use […]
The Miles for Michael fund addresses the needs of local cancer patients and their families. It is a way for family and friends to remember the selflessness and community service of Duryea resident Michael Joyce, the president of Joyce Financial Group, who passed away from cancer in June of 2007. Miles for Michael provides support […]
The Millennium Circle Fund of the Luzerne Foundation was created by a special group of donors whose gifts of $2,000 play a pivotal role in helping The Luzerne Foundation identify unmet community needs. The ultimate goal is to have 2,000 members and a fund that would present community grants totaling $200,000 or more each year. […]
The primary purpose of The Miner-Shoemaker Fund is to preserve the Miner-Shoemaker Family legacy of supporting the greater Luzerne County community and addressing various funding requests from area nonprofit organizations. In addition, the Fund will involve future generations of the family by demonstrating the importance of charitable giving and community involvement. Miner-Shoemaker Fund Story – […]
In 2006, a number of former Coughlin High School athletes established a scholarship in honor of Coach Joe Moran in recognition of his very long and successful career coaching football and track while teaching physics and serving as athletic director at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving […]
Established by Dennis G. Morris with Steven R. Remick and Sarah Ann Votrobeck in 2008 following Elizabeth’s death at age 26 from ovarian cancer, this Fund will support a variety of community health organizations, with particular interest in cancer care.
This Fund was established to preserve the legacy of the Mugford Family and support a wide variety of causes throughout the region, in particular, special needs programming.
The Fund was established to accept contributions for artistic work and murals to beautify Downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Phyllis Mundy served 24 years in the PA House of Representatives and continues to be a strong advocate for the children of Pennsylvania. Established through The Luzerne Foundation, this fund will greatly benefit our region’s youth as well as honor Phyllis’ compassion, care and commitment to our community.
This endowment Fund was established for the North Branch Land Trust to help pay for stewardship and oversight of the property under the protection and preservation of the Land Trust.
This Fund was established in 2003 by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to provide funds to underwrite the costs of a guest speaker to address the members of the NEPA Chapter of the AIA, as well as other interested people and organizations, on the subject of Architecture.
This Fund was established in 2003 by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to build an endowment and provide scholarships to worthy and qualified college students from Northeastern Pennsylvania to pursue the study of architecture. Since 2007, the Fund has awarded scholarships to students attending Schools of Architecture at MIT, Philadelphia […]
This Fund was established by the Flack Family as an endowment to support cultural programs of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
This fund will be used for financial assistance to ongoing programs, services and administration of the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre. The Osterhout Free Library provides materials and services to all residents of Luzerne County, enabling them to obtain information, free of charge, for their personal, educational, recreational and professional needs. The Library was established by […]
This Fund was established in loving memory of Frank Pasdon by family and friends to honor his legacy and to provide scholarships to deserving students in the Greater Jim Thorpe Area. This is the Pasdon family’s way to say “thank you” to the community for their loyal patronage of Jim Thorpe Market.
This scholarship was opened by the DeAngelis and Panagiotidis families in honor of Tommy, who passed away May 20, 2009 in an auto accident. This scholarship is open to graduates of Wyoming Valley West & West Side CTC students, who have overcome or are enduring a hardship or disability. The main sponsor this year, Kulak […]
The Palko Family Fund will support various nonprofit organizations and charitable programs throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania as well as other deserving causes beyond the general region.
This Fund was established by the Pawling Family to support important organizations, programs and services in Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania, particularly those that help deserving children who might not have the chance to become self-reliant citizens, through education and/or career training opportunities.
This Fund was established to perpetuate the memory of Deborah Samko Pearlman who passed away in July 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Deborah was a beloved wife, friend and a devoted special education teacher. This scholarship award is intended to benefit students graduating from Wyoming Valley West School District with an emphasis on […]
This Fund is in memory of Ann Marie Piasecki, a graduate of Bishop Hoban High School. It was established by the Piaseki Family to support students graduating from the various High Schools in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, as well as other schools determined by The Ann Marie Piasecki Scholarship Committee.
This Fund was established to honor the memory of John Glenn Popple who passed away unexpectedly in 2010. The fund will provide support to a wide variety of causes across our community in particular, special needs programming.
The Rainbow Fund for Northeastern Pennsylvania was founded in 2003. This Fund is advised by the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, a coalition of diverse individuals and organizations who have formed a committee to identify needs and improve the quality of life for the gay and lesbian community in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The Remembering Jane Fund was established to honor the memory of Jane Hannigan Yocum who led a life of courage, grace and dignity before succumbing to breast cancer in 2001. The Fund provides support of programs and services for families coping with cancer and other life-threatening diseases…helping people in need.
It is possible to delineate what mankind can do to live “sustainably” within its home called earth. It is my dream to see all of us recognize how our personal decisions and actions affect other people and the rest of earth’s inhabitants. This Fund at the Luzerne Foundation is to allow folks an option whereby […]
This fund was established to support educational, cultural and charitable endeavors in the Wyoming Valley, and The Luzerne Foundation.
The Christina Mihalko Rock Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Christina’s family and friends to make it possible for deserving college bound students from Wyoming Valley West High School to benefit from Christina’s legacy. Eligible students will best exemplify Christina’s values of academic excellence, community service and her love for music, piano, dance and the […]
This Fund was established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Roth, with other family, friends, and colleagues, in loving memory of their son, Larry, who died at age 35 following a brave battle with brain cancer. The Fund will be used for scholarships to students attending or planning to attend Wilkes University, with […]
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to support various charitable organizations and agencies as the Ruckno Family may advise and to continue the long-standing Ruckno family legacy for community participation.
Established by Mary Jo Rushin in honor of her late husband, Paul, this Fund is designed to support various causes and interests in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
This Fund was created by the Rutkowski family to honor and perpetuate the memory of their beloved daughter and sister, Laura K. Rutkowski, following her death in 2003. This Fund is designed to be used primarily to assist students as they pursue a Catholic education in the Diocese of Scranton, specifically in the Hazleton, PA […]
Dr. Benjamin and Donna Schecter established this Fund to memorialize their son, Michael, age 28, who lost his courageous battle with a rare form of testicular cancer. A scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student from Stroudsburg High School who exhibits Michael’s enthusiasm and joy for life.
Dr. Mark Schiowitz established this Fund to encourage residential improvements in South Wilkes-Barre neighborhoods. The Fund seeks to stimulate owner occupied housing and the return of some historic properties to single family dwellings.
In January 2001, the Schomas Family opened the Libby Schomas Fund in memory of their 17 month old daughter who had lost her 6 month battle with leukemia earlier that same month. The family’s wish to positively affect other pediatric cancer families while allowing Libby’s legacy to live on was fulfilled with Home of Their Own, […]
The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to enable the Shafer Family to provide charitable support to various nonprofit organizations locally, regionally and nationally.
The Shafer Family Fund was created to be a way for our family to support causes we champion in the community today, and for generations to come.
The Shekinah Fund provides grants and financial assistance to Christian Ministries within the Greater Wyoming Valley to support those in need across our region.
This Fund was established by Susan and Jim Schilling in loving memory of their son, Jason who passed away tragically in an auto accident one month short of his 19th birthday in December 2012. This fund will support organizations who assist the needy across the community.
This fund will support the Luzerne County SHINE program. Schools and Homes in Education (SHINE) is a successful, nationally recognized after school program that focuses on project-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activities for students in grades K-8 and encompasses a variety of STEM disciplines, such as engineering, computing environmental science, alternative energy, […]
Dr. Jennifer A. Sidari led an energetic and vital life fulfilling a life’s dream to graduate as a medical doctor from the first class of The Commonwealth Medical College in May of 2013. Sadly, she died within weeks of her graduation. The Sidari family and friends wish to perpetuate Jen’s spirit, vitality and desire to […]
The Dr. Jennifer A. Sidari Scholarship Fund was created by the family and friends of Dr. Jennifer A. Sidari in honor and memory of her energy, spirit and desire to succeed in all of her academic pursuits. Dr. Jen led an energetic and vital life fulfilling a life’s dream to graduate as a medical doctor […]
Established by friends and family of Paul “Chip” Siegel at the celebration of his 50th birthday, this Fund provides scholarship assistance to qualified students at Misericordia University.
The Adam Slamas Scholarship is awarded to deserving area students who will continue their education in any post-secondary education program next year. Be a part of the 3rd Annual Adam Slamas Memorial Tournament Golf Outing Monday, July 25th Wyoming Valley Country Club 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start Download the Event Brochure Here »
The John & Barbara Sobeck Charitable Fund was established in 2008 to assist locally based nonprofit agencies in continuing to provide specialized support services to residents of the greater Luzerne County area. The Sobecks view their personal and corporate contributions as a means of “giving back to the community that has given us so much.”
Established by the SPCA of Luzerne County, this Fund is named in memory of the SPCA’s heroic efforts to save Jade, a beloved Rottweiler. It may, at the discretion of the SPCA, be used to help pay for veterinary care not included in the SPCA’s regular budget when extraordinary medical care is necessary for an animal in […]
The Spay/Neuter Assistance Program helps low-income households in Luzerne County get their pets fixed, which in turn reduces the number of unwanted animals turned in to the shelter each year. Established by the SPCA of Luzerne County, the goal of this permanent fund is to generate income that will be used to support the Spay/Neuter […]
The Judith Geer-Spitale Fund was established by her family and friends in her honor upon her retirement in June 2004 following 42 years of service to Hospice Community Care and other health related organizations in NEPA. The primary purpose of the Fund shall be to support community health and/or community health education within Luzerne County […]
The Reverend Joseph Streit Fund was established to honor the man who ministered to patients and families at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, for twenty years. The Fund keeps alive his legacy of unconditional love and comfort to the sick and dying by supporting his favorite charities: Covenant House in New York City, NY; Food for the […]
This designated fund was created to assist the Stoddartsville Preservation Society in its mission: Respecting the private ownership of Stoddartsville, PA, the Society’s mission is to discover, preserve and share the history of Stoddartsville, its cemetery, and the surrounding areas of Luzerne and Monroe counties for future generations and to continue the legacy of Commander […]
This Fund is intended to support scholarly work on esoteric studies.
The Solid Cactus Cares Fund was established to support various nonprofit organizations and programs presented by Solid Cactus employees and through grant applications sent directly to Solid Cactus. The Fund’s advisory board is comprised of Solid Cactus employees and is directed by the Solid Cactus General Manager or his designee.
Established by the Straub Family to support causes they believe in throughout the region.
This Fund was established to continue the Tippett Family legacy and provide charitable support to organizations in the region.
The Charlotte Williams Thomas Award Fund was established by Charlotte, her family and friends to recognize and honor her 28 years of dedicated service to the Practical Nursing Program of the Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational Technical School in Wilkes-Barre. The Fund is dedicated to preserving and recognizing those human traits of compassion and caring that are […]
This Fund is intended solely to provide funds for a Tri-Centennial celebration in the Borough of Wyoming in 2076. With an initial balance of $493, this Fund is estimated to approximate $800,000, depending upon interest rates, by 2076.
Bill and Connie Umphred established this Fund to support specific organizations they hold dear to their hearts both now and in perpetuity, most notably the United Way of Wyoming Valley and the Osterhout Free Library.
This Fund was created in honor and memory of Wilbur Troy by his family and friends to provide scholarship assistance to graduating students from G.A.R. and/or Wyoming Valley West High Schools.
Established by a diverse group of friends and residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania to raise charitable dollars to support organizations and causes that service individuals and families in dire need.
Established by friends and family of students of VITAL House, this Fund will help maintain, support and foster the VITAL House services of lifestyle training, independent living, and educational opportunities for young adults with disabilities in the Greater Hazleton Area.
Jack and Kathy Wega and their family and friends established this Fund in memory of their son Kyle, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 28. Kyle was Director of IT at Dallas Area High School District. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a qualified graduate of Dallas Area High […]
This fund was established by Jerry Weinstock, family and friends to carry on the charitable legacy of his wife, Rosemary.
For many generations, the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Auxiliary supported its Hospital in the care and treatment of its patients. As the Auxiliary dissolved in 2010, it desired to continue supporting health care services which met the following definition of health adopted by the Auxiliary. “Health is a state of physical wellness. The degree of health […]
The Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Auxiliary Advisors established this Scholarship Fund to assist students from Luzerne County attend local colleges and universities offering degrees in health programs. The eligible schools and specific health programs may vary from year to year.
This field of interest Fund was established by Tony Brooks and his many friends to promote the preservation and promotion of the history of Greater Wilkes-Barre.
This Fund was established by Bill and Sandi Williams to preserve the legacy of the Jack Williams Tire Family and support a wide variety of causes in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Established in memory of Fran Williams, loving wife and mother and devoted friend to many, this Fund benefits graduating high school students who attended classes for at least one year in a Luzerne or Wyoming County Head Start Program.
The children of “Big Red” Williams established this Fund in honor of the 60th anniversary of his high school graduation and in honor of his 77th birthday. A scholarship will be awarded to progressive-minded students from the Hazleton area.
These funds are related to the Wyoming Valley West School District. Wyoming Valley West – Athletics Fund This Fund was established to improve opportunities, programs, services, equipment, facilities and staff training to serve the current and future needs of the scholar-athletes of the WVW School District. Wyoming Valley West -Facilities Fund This Fund was established […]
This Fund was established by the Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League to create an endowment to maintain the facilities and secure the future of Little League in the two communities.
Regina “Jean” Redding Yates loved Pittston, Pennsylvania, as did her husband, James, the longtime owner of Yates Electric Motor Service. Married in 1952, the couple made their home in Pittston and spent their years together working hard within the community. The James and Regina Yates Fund will provide a lasting legacy to support the important […]
The Greater Pittston YMCA was founded in 1883 and serves resident in the Great Pittsont Area and surrounding communities. This Endowment Fund was established to help ensure long-term financial viability of the Pittston YMC and provide program, membership and preschool/summer camp tuition assistance to children and families.
This Fund was established by State Senator John Yudichak to honor his parents, Joe and Sally Yudichak, and build upon his family’s legacy of public service.
The Yudichak Family Lighthouse Annual Fund was established by State Senator John Yudichak to honor his parents, Joe & Sally Yudichak, through annual contributions to the free public libraries of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
This Fund was established by in loving memory and honor of Sally Yudichak for her many years of committed service to the youth of the Greater Nanticoke Area. The endowment benefits the Sarah “Sally” Yudichak Expressive Arts Program for the Children’s Service Center of the Wyoming Valley – a therapeutic arts program for children.
Sandie Lefkowitz and Elaine Lefkowitz Bern have established the Lefkowitz Family Fund to honor and memorialize their father Harold Lefkowitz, mother Lillian Lefkowitz, and son, husband and brother Barry Lefkowitz who established and operated Harrold’s Pharmacy on Old River Road in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This Fund is designated to preserve their legacy of care and support […]
“A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.” Benjamin Franklin’s legacy lives on in Luzerne County through The Luzerne Foundation. In his will, Franklin directed that after 200 years, half of the accumulated funds of his estate go to the State of Pennsylvania to be used for whatever the public officials felt was necessary. The State […]
This Fund was named in honor of Daylene Burnside, the first Executive Director of The Luzerne Foundation, serving from its inception in 1994 through June 2000. Daylene continues to be an active participant as a board member and on numerous committees. This administrative Fund helps to defray the operational expenses of The Foundation such as […]
Celebrity Luncheon is a program established in 1994 to enrich and enhance the cultural life of our community. The program brings four nationally recognized speakers to the area each year. The Fund was established from program proceeds. Grants support education, environmental preservation, economic development, and encouragement of the arts in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Hazleton […]
This was the very first fund of The Luzerne Foundation. The Founding Member of the Foundation felt it was extremely important that The Luzerne Foundation have a pool of unrestricted or general interest assets in order to best serve the various and changing needs within Luzerne County. This Fund accepts grant applications from any variety […]
The primary purpose of the Logos Fund is to provide assistance to a wide variety of programs and services performed by United States and international charities. Those associated with the Logos Fund hope to both honor God in their giving and pass on a charitable legacy to successive generations.
The primary purpose of this Fund is to support those organizations, agencies, programs and services, as identified by the donors, that match their fundamental beliefs of helping others and to teach by example the importance of community involvement and giving back to successive generations.
This Fund was established in 2004 by the Schiowitz family to assist the financially disadvantaged and underprivileged youth of Luzerne County by providing annual junior memberships at the Valley Tennis & Swim Club, now part of Back Mountain Harvest Assembly.
The Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – Health and Wellness Fund of the Luzerne Foundation is committed to serving the health and wellness needs of the residents of the geographic area the nursing facility had served, specifically: Avoca, Dupont, Duryea, Moosic, Old Forge and Taylor. Recognizing the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each […]