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Join the Millennium Circle!
Local nonprofits, how does $25,000 sound?
Millennium Circle Luncheon
Wednesday, November 3, 2022
The Woodlands Resort
1073 Highway 315
Doors open at 11:30 AM
Luncheon starts promptly at noon
The luncheon is free; however, donations are encouraged and appreciated.
Guests are welcome!
Please include any dietary concerns at that time.
The grant award for 2022 will be $25,000…
Luzerne County Nonprofit organizations, seek out a Millennium Circle member and ask them to nominate your organization.
Millennium Circle members, nominate your favorite charity
Due Date: Friday, October 7th at the close of business
How will this work? Completed applications should be received and signed by a Millennium Circle Member by the cut-off date of October 7th. Incomplete applications will be not be considered nor can we “hold your place” in line until missing data is supplied. The 2022 Millennium Circle Advisory Committee will deliberate and select 4-6 finalists who will make their presentations at the luncheon on November 3rd.
As always, Millennium Circle members will have the opportunity to hear from 4-6 finalists the day of the luncheon on November 3rd, at noon at the Woodlands, and cast their vote for a deserving charity that will receive $25,000.
Last year, Fork Over Love received the 2021 $25,000 grant. Click here to learn more!
Please call The Luzerne Foundation at 570.822.2065 if you have any questions. You may ask the nonprofit organization to help complete the form; however, it must include a Millennium Circle Member’s signature upon submission.
We are looking forward to seeing you at The Millennium Circle Luncheon on November 3.
2021 Millennium Circle Fund Grant Recipient
About Fork Over Love…
Fork Over Love (FOL) is a 100% volunteer- and donation-based 501(c)(3) dedicated to changing the narrative on food insecurity in Luzerne County by elevating all who are struggling with a new system of community care.
2019 Millennium Circle Fund Grant Recipient
A History of Making a Difference
Over the past decade the Millennium Circle Fund has granted over $414,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout Luzerne County. Previous recipients:
|2020||$25,000||Volunteers in Medicine|
|2019||$25,000||CASA of Luzerne County|
|2018||$25,000||United Way of Wyoming Valley – Nurse’s Pantry|
|2017||$25,000||Brandon’s Forever Home – After school Tutoring and Family Meal Program|
|2016||$22,000||The Hope Center of Wyoming Valley to expand Dental and Free Clinics for the Uninsured & Underinsured|
|2015||$20,000||CEO (Commission on Economic Opportunity) – Food 4 Kids Weekends Backpack Program|
|2014||$20,000||$10,000 to Volunteers of America/Ruth’s Place for shelter expansion
$10,000 to CEO (Commission on Economic Opportunity) Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Center for Healthy Living
|2013||$20,000||Family Service Association of NEPA for the Help Line to “Dial 211” Conversion|
|2012||$20,000||Anti-Bullying Coalition of Luzerne County|
|2011||$20,000||Commission on Economic Opportunity’s Dinners for Kids Program|
|2010||$20,000||Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley for their Help Line program|
|2009||$22,000||Ruth’s Place Homeless Women’s Shelter in Wilkes-Barre for renovation of new location|
|2008||$30,000||Care & Concern Ministries in Pittston for facilities enhancement for program services|
|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|
|2006||$25,000||Luzerne-Wyoming Counties’ Drug and Alcohol Program for prevention services delivered in all public school districts within Luzerne County|
|2005||$20,000||McGlynn Learning Center for education programs provided to at-risk children who reside in Wilkes-Barre|
|2004||$15,000||Friday’s Child, a program available to autistic children and directed by the Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre|
|2003||$10,000||Candy’s Place, a community support center for cancer patients and their loved ones|
|2002||$10,000||Diamond City Partnership for Downtown Wilkes-Barre revitalization|
|2001||$10,000||28 “Follow Your Dreams” motivational presentations held at local high schools|