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The Luzerne Foundation is proud to serve the philanthropic and charitable needs of the Greater Luzerne County Region for 16+ years.
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.
Each member of The Millennium Circle is encouraged to be the eyes and ears of the Fund, to recommend areas of need, and to vote on grants. A Millennium Circle donor can be an individual, a family, a business or a civic group. Membership continues in perpetuity as gifts continue to benefit the community for generations to come.
Millennium Circle Fund Grant Goes to the Anti-Bullying Coalition for their Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Program The Millennium Circle Fund of The Luzerne Foundation presented a $20,000 grant to the Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County for their Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Program. The organization was chosen from thirty initial grant nominations which were narrowed down to six finalists for presentation at the Millennium Circle’s 2012 Annual Luncheon.
During the Annual Luncheon, a representative from each of the six nonprofit finalists presented to almost 200 Millennium Circle members and guests how the $20,000 grant would help their organization address an important need and by extension the community. Only Millennium Circle members could vote on which charity should receive the grant.
"This year it is anticipated that almost 36,750 students will be bullied in Luzerne County schools, and each year another 4,000 students enter the school system. Working with various agencies and partners from across the county - including several organizations we heard proposals from today, we will work to reduce this number by providing training, resources, and programs involving every facet of the community from school personnel to parents to community groups to kids," said Joe DeLucca, Director of Programs at the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18.
"Our goal is to create a culture of safety and we begin with the screening of The Bully Movie, complete with certified counselors and discussion facilitators next Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center," said DeLucca.
Prior to the Millennium Circle Luncheon, "The Ribbon" was dedicated at the Millennium Circle Portal at the River Common. The first piece of public art at the River Common, it was two years in the making and is a gift to the community from Millennium Circle members and The Luzerne Foundation. Learn more about The Ribbon Sculpture by Clicking Here.
MEMBERSHIP Join us! Be an architect of change in the areas of education, health and human services, the environment, neighborhoods and the arts! To join we ask that you make a one-time gift (or multi-year pledge) of $2,000. Simply download the Millennium Circle Fund Membership Form, complete it and send it to The Luzerne Foundation. If you’d like more information please click here for a Brochure and Membership Form (PDF) or call us at 570-714-1570
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Over the past eight years the Millennium Circle Fund has granted over $150,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout Luzerne County.
|2001||$10,000||28 “Follow Your Dreams” motivational presentations held at local high schools.|
|2001||$10,000||Diamond City Partnership for Downtown Wilkes-Barre revitalization.|
|2003||$10,000||Candy’s Place, a community support center for cancer patients and their loved ones.|
|2004||$15,000||Friday’s Child, a program available to autistic children and directed by the Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre.|
|2005||$20,000||McGlynn Learning Center for education programs provided to at-risk children who reside in Wilkes-Barre.|
|2006||$25,000||Luzerne-Wyoming Counties’ Drug and Alcohol Program for prevention services delivered in all public school districts within Luzerne County.|
|2007||$30,000||Volunteers in Medicine, a program providing health care services to our “working poor,” as well as other uninsured and under-insured area residents.|
|2008||$30,000||Care & Concern Ministries in Pittston for facilities enhancement for program services.|
|2009||$22,000||Ruth's Place Homeless Women's Shelter in Wilkes-Barre for renovation of new location.|
|2010||$20,000||Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley for their Help Line program.|
|2011||$20,000||Commission on Economic Opportunity's Dinners for Kids Program|
|2012||$20,000||Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County|