Thursday, March 29, 2018

at Holiday Inn, Wilkes-Barre ~ East Mountain

5th Annual Nonprofit Forum

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The Council on Foundations Recognizes
The Luzerne Foundation for Compliance
with National Accountability Standards


Because of You, We Are...Here for Good.™

The Luzerne Foundation's Mission

We are “Here For Good“. The Luzerne Foundation supports donors with their charitable giving, helping them invest strategically in causes they care about and in ways that make a difference in our community. We are a philanthropic leader, a community resource and a financial steward.


Reaching a Grantmaking Milestone

We have 100 million reasons to celebrate, but for now we'll focus on just a few that will help identify The Luzerne Foundation's mission and purpose:

Our Grantmaking

Since our inception in 1994, we have awarded more than $100,000,000 in grants from more than 300 funds that represent seven distinct fields of interest. All of these components work in concert to create a healthy vibrant community. Without Social Services, Education and…

Our Leadership

As a philanthropic leader in our community, it is also our mission to offer information and resources. The professional staff at The Luzerne Foundation is very knowledgeable about the various programs and services provided by nonprofit organizations in our region and has access to national…

Our Commitment to Growth

We provide educational seminars covering trends in philanthropy, tax and legislative changes, and other pertinent topics free of charge to the community. By partnering with other local organizations such as The Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC)…

Welcome from Charles Barber

The Luzerne Foundation Funds

We are "here for good". The Luzerne Foundation helps people create funds to do good things today and lasting good for tomorrow. It is a simple, personal and powerful way to give back to your community. The Luzerne Foundation manages over 318 funds of which no two are exactly alike.

The Luzerne Foundation Featured Fund

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 of downtown Wilkes-Barre and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania. By returning the 1st floor of the main hall to its original configuration (flat with no seats) and re-purposing the rest of the building, we can create a viable center for activities, events and entertainment.

What Can You Do?

There are many ways to join The Luzerne Foundation and support our community.  You can establish a fund or donate to an existing one. Explore the list of over 318 funds and find out more about how to donate. There may be an existing fund that is exactly what you are looking to support.

You can also contact us to find out about nonprofit organizations in the community who need your help. You can become part of the Rusty Flack Society, the Millennium Circle or plan to establish a fund as part of your estate plans.

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The Luzerne Foundation 2018 Nonprofit Forum
8:30 am 12:00 pm
Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre – East Mountain

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