Port of Hope

Fundraiser to benefit the LUM Immigration Clinic


The LUM Immigration Clinic held its 2nd annual Port of Hope fundraiser on November 9 at the Lafayette Brewing Company. Once again, local Latin fusion band, Clave Caribe, rocked the house prompting insuppressible dancing and toe tapping. By overwhelming consensus it was an amazing evening of food, music, and fun.

The LUM Immigration Clinic is grateful to Lafayette Brewing Company who along with Franciscan Health were premiere sponsors of the event. Other sponsors of the event included Indian Women’s Association, TeraGraphics, Interior Objects, Albregts Team, University Bookstore, Southwire, Cline Chiropractic, Demeter LLP, Reed and Company, Wabash National, City of West Lafayette, Barash Law LLC, NeoVision, The Fountain Trust, Lafayette Venetian Blind, Bird Teeth, CityBus, Ivy Tech, Citation Homes, and Henriott Group.

Participating restaurants included Arnis, Bistro 501, Blue Nile, D&R Market, East End Grill, Fresh City Market, Lafayette Brewing Company, La Scala Italian Restaurant, Lkora Fast Food, Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe, Maru, McGraw’s Steak Chop and Fish House, Parthenon, Sharma’s Kitchen, and Town and Gown Bistro. The blend of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres donated by local restaurants from home and around the world was unparalleled.

Thank you to the business and individuals who donated to the marketplace and silent auction. Items for sale ranged from a box of chocolates donated by Kathy’s Kandies to “Wine, Chocolate and Candies” by Rachelle in a Basket, Folie Restaurant to a Brazilian Dinner for 8, a gift basket and membership to Tenley Studios to gift certificates from Walt’s Other Pub, a Scones and Doilies gift basket to a golf outing at Coyote Crossing. LUM also wants to recognize the amazing artists who decorated the panels that were part of the “Welcoming” mosaic that adorned the hall and were sold as part of the silent auction.

This event would never have been possible without our outstanding volunteers who spent countless hours planning, setting up, and tearing down the event. Thank you also to the immigrants who were interviewed for the “Treasure Book” project and the volunteers who compiled, edited, and produced it.

Finally, thank you to the donors who purchased tickets and attended the event. LUM greatly appreciates your enthusiasm and heart for immigrants in our community. With your help and the help of everyone who contributed to the Port of Hope through your time and treasure event was able to raise $23,000.

Please go to the webpage below for pictures and a full list of individuals and businesses who donate to Port of Hope through their time and treasure.

Port of Hope 2018 — Details are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 8
  • 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location:  TBA
  • Tickets: $35 per person (must be at least 21 years of age to attend)
  • Hors d’oeuvres; Cash Bar; Live Entertainment
  • Silent Auction with art and handmade items from around the world
  • Global Favors
  • Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Journey beyond our shores and back by trying tasty delights from around the world and bidding at the silent auction with art and handmade items from around the world.

Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

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You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. (Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.)

Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences.

We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the melting pot that is greater Lafayette. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.

Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause.

Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.


If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online here:

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EVENT SPONSORS — Thanks to our generous event sponsors. Click HERE to see the 2017 Port of Hope Event Sponsors.

If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org)


To sign up to volunteer, click HERE.
Seeking volunteers to help us  with the following:

  • Assist with marketing/promotion – email Susan Brouillette at sbrouillette@lumserve.org
  • Help set up before the event or help clean up after the event
  • Assist with registration and ticket sales
  • Answer questions and assist food vendors, artists, and entertainers
  • Provide a handmade item to be included in the silent auction.  (It could be anything ranging from a kitchen towel, utensil, clothing item, pottery, painting, ornament for a tree, tea, jelly, candies, etc.)
  • Provide music/entertainment

To sign up to volunteer, click HERE


Here are the photos from the 2017 Port of Hope event.

Port of Hope Photos | 2016 | 2017 |

Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.