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CLOSING CASES FUND

The Luzerne Foundation and David Pedri established the Closing Cases Fund to raise public awareness and augment financial support for local law enforcement agencies. The Fund’s purpose is to bring closure to cold cases and resolve for the victim’s loved ones, particularly those involving homicide, missing persons, unidentified bodies, sexual assaults, etc. These services include case review, victimology, behavioral profiling, forensic testing, forensic consultation, interview techniques, and other investigative support measures.

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at the Pasco L. Schiavo Hall, Campus of Penn State Hazleton

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 @ 9:00 A.M.

Awarding $100,000 in Additional Grants

Pasco L. Schiavo Grant Forum

You are invited to attend the inaugural

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at the Woodlands Inn: 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 @ 8:30 A.M.

9th Annual Nonprofit Forum

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The Woodlands Resort, Route 315 Wilkes-Barre, PA

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

We encourage you to bring a friend! The luncheon is free but we need your RSVP.
Register online or call 570.822.2065.

Wednesday, November 3, 2022

Millennium Circle Annual Luncheon

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The Luzerne Foundation would like to thank the
2022 invitational golf tournament sponsors.

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Lori Nocito Leadership Legacy Fund

The Lori Nocito Leadership Legacy Fund was created upon Lori Nocito’s retirement as Executive Director in July 2022, in recognition of her 20 years of service to Leadership Northeast (Formerly Leadership Wilkes-Barre) and is intended to solely support the activities of Leadership Northeast as indicated below. The fund will accept a written request(s) for funding for a specialized project or program, scholarship(s), special event or forum which will preserve and promote the ideals of Leadership Northeast. However, the Fund will not provide general administration expenses. The requests will be made by the Executive Director of Leadership Northeast. The request will be reviewed by Lori Nocito or, in her absence, a member of the Nocito family. In the total absence of Nocito family participation, the President & CEO of The Luzerne Foundation, in collaboration with two Luzerne Foundation board members who are graduate(s) of any leadership program, will review the request.

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CEO & President, Dave Pedri speaks at the Closing Case Fund press conference with District Attorney Sanguedolce and the Pennsylvania State Police. Pedri shares that "when District Attorney Sanguedolce called us about this fund – we jumped at the opportunity. As a former prosecutor, I understood the need for closure for families, as a former County Manager, I understood the issues with budgets and as the current President of the Luzerne Foundation, I know that it’s our job to help where we can.”📣The Closing Cases Fund is accepting donations where 100% of your gift will go to support law enforcement and help bring closure to families in need. Visit our website for more information www.luzfdn.org/cause-posts/closing-cases-fund/Read more about the release in the Times Leader www.timesleader.com/news/1577881/1969-missing-wilkes-barre-girl-positively-identified-case-being-... ... See MoreSee Less
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We're a proud partner in the Young Professional Giving Initiative and we were thrilled to be a part of the PA Live segment with YP Chair Anthony Melf and YP Vice Chair, Rachael Stark. President and CEO, Dave Pedri joined the two to share his excitement for the initiative. 🎊The YP Mixer will be held on October 12th and anyone can attend! YP will be awarding $50,000 in funding to one of the four non-profit finalists. If you'd like to cast your vote for one of the finalists, make a donation here formstack.io/4EED7?fbclid=IwAR2atQ6vpSF80nbBYaHrUmhlq8bJzq7a5n7kmCLWVcQmj5jyrwIjcPT5rfs🎬Watch the full PA Live segment here: www.pahomepage.com/pa-live/get-a-preview-of-the-yp-giving-mixer/?fbclid=IwAR12GihqyoawJIsYXfr_jXA... ... See MoreSee Less
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📣We are thrilled about our new partnership with The Times Leader through their Book of Dreams fund! The Times Leader Book of Dreams project has been an annual appeal that allows members of the community to help fulfill the wishes – and serious needs – of their neighbors. Since its inception in 1988, The Fund has fulfilled the dreams of over 150 families.“It is our job here to disperse the funds responsibly and we will do so after hearing the non-profit organizations speak to their needs at the forum,” Miscavage said. “We are fortunate to be able to participate like this.”Read more about the partnerships and Book of Dreams fund here ➡ www.timesleader.com/news/1577360/tl-to-distribute-10k-from-book-of-dreams-fund ... See MoreSee Less
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We had a wonderful time supporting CASA of Luzerne County at their CASAblanca event. CASA Executive Director, Mary Kay Pivovarnik gave an inspiring speech that left us feeling proud of our community. CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to serve as the voice of abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system so that these children will be safe, secure, and allowed to thrive. ... See MoreSee Less
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Meet another one of our #communitychampions, the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society! Since 2003, the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society’s mission is to promote the architectural and social history of Wilkes-Barre. Having a sense of place shapes local identity and a spiritual bond to the land, to pass the torch of civilization through the generations. The partnership with The Luzerne Foundation endowment fund will ensure the torch is passed.Read more about the ongoing initiatives at the Preservation Society in this week's Times Leader article www.timesleader.com/features/1575116/community-champion-wilkes-barr-preservation-society ... See MoreSee Less
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