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Community Champion Awards

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Join us for a fun evening of anticipation and celebration
as we host the Inaugural Community Champion Awards.

Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 P.M. | Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre

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The Luzerne Foundation is Now Accepting
Scholarship Applications.

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Applications Due by March 29th.

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John S. Thalenfeld

John S. Thalenfeld, a long-time friend and donor of The Luzerne Foundation, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024.  Born in Queens, New York, in 1956, John Thalenfeld worked his way up the ranks at Trion Industries, first in 1972 as a packer, to President and CEO. Being the son of David Thalenfeld, John learned first-hand experience working in the family’s five and dime store as a child, and later working directly under his father at the newly formed Trion Industries.

John was devoted to his family and to his community, serving on numerous charitable boards – most notably at the Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania. His intelligence, “can do” mentality and generosity made a difference in our community as he was named as the Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and honored by numerous nonprofits.

Donations to this fund will go to support the charities and causes that John held near to his heart.

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Community Champion

JCC

JCA of Northeastern Pennsylvania

The JCA of NEPA has so many amenities to offer the entire community regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, or special need. Take a class in their 9,000-square feet gym to exercise your mind or body. Enjoy a cultural event or a holistic health program on the 13.4-acre Weinberg Campus. Consider volunteering with their food pantry that serves close to 100 families per week! Whatever your interests are, they have you covered.

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The Luzerne Foundation supports 7 key areas, that together, support a healthy and sustainable community.

$175+ Million Awarded in Grants
$65+ Million in Total Assets
400 + Charitable Funds

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