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“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 Legislature split the money among most of the community foundations across the state. The Luzerne Foundation’s $30,000 “Ben Franklin Trust” predominately benefits young people and educational programs within the county. Among those he has touched include the Lands at Hillside Farms, North Penn Legal Services, and the Hoyt Library.