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May 2021

Peggy Dittberner Retires as LWF Lecture Series Coordinator

2021-05-03T17:27:59+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

L-R:  Peggy Dittberner (LWF Lecture Series Coordinator), Sandra Lackore (LWF Development Officer) Peggy Dittberner completed her last day of coordinating the LWF Lecture Series on Wednesday March 17. She has served in this position for five years. Her successor will be Ruth Pechmann. LWF Director of Development Sandra Lackore presented Peggy with a bouquet in

May 2021

2021 LWF Grant Recipients – Nonprofit Community Groups Outside of LW.

2022-07-25T18:36:13+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

L-R:  Chris Ram (LWF Grants Coordinator), Mark DiStasi (House of Refuge), Donna Bailey (LWF President), Bill Duff (Mathew 25 Prison Ministry), Sue Gifford (Child Crisis Arizona), Marilyn Reed (Bag and Boob Babes), Jamie Podratz (Save the Family), Chris Reinhold (LWF Grants Coordinator Understudy). Hanna Miller (Lutheran Services) was not available.   House of Refuge -

Mar 2021

2021 Golf Tournament March 25, 2021

2022-01-21T20:43:49+00:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Challenge Days|0 Comments

LW Foundation Welcomes You to the 2021 Golf Tournament L-R: Ruth Pechmann (LWF Lecture Series Coordinator & Communications), Barry Jacobsen* (LWF Vice President), Donna Bailey (LWF President) Not pictured are Pat Connelly* (LWF Coordinator of Challenge Days) and Carlyn Jokinen* * Main Tournament Organizers Additional Support Provided by:

Apr 2020

Sunshine Acres

2021-01-05T20:21:19+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

$5,000 Grant: Supports a reading program to bring children up to grade-level reading ability with a math component. Sunshine Acres’ mission is “to provide a loving, wholesome, Christian home for children who are separated from their parents and help them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life.” It

Mar 2020

Child Crisis Arizona

2021-01-05T20:23:18+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

$10,000 Grant: Benefits STEM Family Activity Nights. This program provides exposure and learning opportunities to families with children 5-years-old and younger living 100 – 200% below the federal poverty level in Mesa in science, technology, engineering and math in the state STEM network. The grant provides funding to support staff training and development, and once-a-month

Mar 2020

House of Refuge

2021-01-05T20:20:48+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

$11,000 Grant: Nonprofit transforms the lives of families by providing transitional housing and support. They provide safe, stable housing to families who are experiencing homelessness. Their professional staff work with families on regaining dignity, finding employment and ultimately, obtaining permanent housing. “Since 1986, we have served over 7,000 individuals to overcome homelessness, become self-sufficient, and

Mar 2020

Matthew 25 Prison Ministry

2021-01-05T20:20:55+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

$4,000 Grant: Provides incarcerated women with post-secondary class costs. Rio Salado College is less than 20 miles from Leisure World, but it is unattainable if you are incarcerated. However, the Leisure World Foundation gave women in prison access to it by awarding $4,000 to Matthew 25 Prison Ministry to pursue their education. The funds helped

Mar 2020

Save the Family

2021-01-05T20:21:03+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Charities Helped|0 Comments

$11,000 Grant: Assists 50 homeless veterans and their families with housing and basic needs. The lack of affordable housing in the Valley has always been a problem. But as a result of COVID-19 and the ensuing economic downturn, this is an even bigger problem for homeless people, especially veterans.  Save the Family wants to change

Mar 2020

Leisure World Library

2022-07-27T17:12:57+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Inside the Walls|0 Comments

Library is supported through donations only.  LWF assists the Library in raising funds, with an emphasis on purchasing large print books to aid our communities sight impaired readers.  LWF has given grants and facilitated donations of over $59,000.  During 2019, the Foundation facilitated $4,247 in donations and 2020 YTD of $2,261.

Mar 2020

Leisure World Music Therapy Class

2022-07-27T17:13:58+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Inside the Walls|0 Comments

Funding for this free class, which provides relief and support to those suffering from dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or stroke-induced memory loss, and their caregivers. Music therapists are there with musical instruments to sing along.  The class provides time to share favorite songs, stories and laughter.  The class meets the second and fourth Monday of

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