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McAllister Foundation Gift for a New Lift

$25,000 Grant to Replace the LUM Elevator

The McAllister Foundation recently awarded LUM Youth Programs a $25,000 grant to replace the elevator in the LUM Ray Ewry Center. This gift will have a tremendous positive impact on the students enrolled in the LUM youth programs, especially students not able to walk up the stairs.

Wes Tillett, LUM executive director is pictured receiving the check from Dave Webb, representing the Alfred J. & Dorothy N. McAllister Foundation. LUM is grateful to the McAllister Foundation for their support of the LUM mission to serve local families and children.


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McAllister Foundation Gives $7,000 to LUM

Good Samaritan Fund – Emergency Assistance

Christmas came a little early this year, when Dave Webb delivered a check for $7,000 from the the Alfred J. & Dorothy N. McAllister Foundation. Dave stated that, “the McAllister Foundation normally makes a year end donation to LUM around Christmas time but this year with COVID-19 menace and board members’ schedules, our meeting was held earlier; and I have a check for LUM to use in helping feed and pay utilities for your clients.” Gayle Koning, LUM assistant business manager is pictured receiving the check from Dave Webb, which will be added to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund.

In May, the McAllister Foundation awarded the LUM youth programs a $12,100 grant for much needed improvements at the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center. LUM is thankful for the tremendous support from the McAllister Foundation board, which makes it possible for LUM to support local children and families in a time of need.


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Local Foundations Support LUM Programs


Two Recent Gifts Totaling $19,600

The McAllister Foundation recently awarded the LUM youth programs a $12,100 grant for playground improvements, books & a bookshelf, bus back-up cameras, outdoor lighting and hands-free faucets. As LUM students return to the LUM Ray Ewry Youth Center this week, this gift will have a tremendous positive impact on the LUM youth programs, directly enhancing the students’ experiences. Wes Tillett, LUM executive director is pictured receiving the check from Dave Webb, representing the Alfred J. & Dorothy N. McAllister Foundation.

LUM was nominated by an employee of Briarwood Apartments (Gene B. Glick Company property) and has been awarded a gift of $7,500 from Glick Philanthropies through the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program to help local nonprofits continue to respond to those impacted by COVID-19. LUM serves local families & children including residents in the Briarwood Apartments. This gift allows the LUM Good Samaritan Program and Protein Food Pantry to offer rapid relief to more families needing food assistance, rental & utility assistance and other funds for emergency expenses.

LUM is grateful to the McAllister Foundation and Glick Philanthropies for their support of the LUM mission to serve local families and children.


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LUM “Flipped the Switch” to Solar Energy


Reception Engaged Students in Energy Lesson

At a special event earlier this week, LUM “flipped the switch” to the newly installed solar energy system. Joe Micon, LUM executive director, hosted the event and engaged the attendees, especially the students from the LUM After School Program, in an informative and interactive presentation on the power of the sun and benefits of solar energy. He also thanked each donor and presented them with a plaque. The ceremony concluded with the donors, board members and a few LUM students “flipping switches” and displaying the online monitor of solar energy intake at LUM (pictured above). Special thanks to the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, McAllister Foundation, Tipmont REMC, Vectron Foundation and an anonymous donor for making this project financially possible.

In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the saving to LUM will potentially be $6,618 per year. This total includes the savings from the reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families. LUM has also committed to freezing the enrollment fees for the LUM After School Program for the next three years.
  • Photos — to view more photos from the event, click HERE
  • Video — to view the video from the event, click HERE
  • Media — to read the media coverage of the event, click HERE
Please visit the LUM Office building soon and check out our new steel roof, solar panels, utility boxes and energy monitor.

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$29,500 Gift from the McAllister Foundation


Support for the LUM Emergency Fund & Solar Energy

The McAllister Foundation recently awarded LUM $29,500. Five thousand dollars is for the LUM Good Samaritan Fund; and $22,500 is for the LUM Solar Energy Project.

A new steel roof was installed on the LUM Office building, completing the first phase of the LUM Solar Energy Project. With the McAllister Foundation money a solar energy system (35.710 kW) will be installed next week. In addition to the environmental benefits of going solar, the saving will potentially be $6,618 per year. This total includes the savings from the reduction in energy needed as well as revenue from trading Solar Renewable Energy Credits. This money will be re-invested in LUM programs & services in support of local families.

The project will be completed in January. If you would be interested in making a capital gift to the LUM Solar Energy Project, please email Joe Micon. If you wish to donate to the Good Samaritan Fund, click below.

Thank you to the McAllister Foundation and the McAllister family for their continued support Lafayette Urban Ministry.


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