Chairman’s Message


 May 12th, 2017

As we celebrate this monumental milestone of making $100 million in grants since our inception, it’s important to take a moment to appreciate how essential each dollar has been in creating positive change for a brighter and better tomorrow locally, nationally and globally.

Because of these grants, nonprofit organizations have been able to create parks for children to have a safe place to play; initiate and sustain  health care programs that provide necessary medical and dental services to under and uninsured individuals, financially support students seeking higher education to achieve their goals with various scholarships; provide free arts and culture activities for all ages to enjoy; preserve historic landmark community treasures; and ensure that social service organizations have the vital resources they need to properly care for those in need.

The Luzerne Foundation has made tremendous strides over the past 22 years in terms of growth, both financially and in the number of funds it manages, numerous collaborations with other nonprofits and charitable organizations, as well as beneficial partnerships to ensure that the needs of the community are met. We will continue to strive to achieve new milestones and extend our reach throughout the region and beyond.

None of this would be possible without your help. The Foundation extends a sincere “thank you” to its fund holders, board of directors, friends and donors who make all of this happen. You truly make a difference!

Here for Good.™

Michael Weaver
Board Chairman, The Luzerne Foundation Board of Directors