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This Fall Season Has More LUM Excitement


Save These LUM Fall Event Dates & Get Engaged


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN


TURKEY TROT 5K Run | Thursday, November 24 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 24 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN

Mark Your Calendars – Get Engaged

Save the Dates for LUM Fall Happenings


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN |

– Join us in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally — by participating in Hunger Hike 2022. Hunger Hike offers many ways for individuals, churches, groups, organizations, teams, families and companies to raise funds to fight hunger. Walk and raise funds on your own or create a Team and raise funds as a group. Make a donation online, support a Team & become a Corporate Sponsor.

Hunger Hike benefits Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. If an outdoor event is not feasible the committee is exploring a virtual event. Find everything you need to start fundraising on the Hunger Hike website — go to hungerhike.org.


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN

– Port of Hope is an evening fundraising event in support of 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. Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food from local restaurants, a Market Place featuring unique experiences and items from around the world and entertainment by musicians from around the world.


TTURKEY TROT 5K Run  | Thursday, November 24 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN

– Start off your Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K Run at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop, Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette. Runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons & turkey hats are welcome.

All Turkey Trot 5K Run proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at Lafayette Urban Ministry.


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 24 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN

– The LUM Greater Lafayette Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by preparing food, volunteering or making a donation.


JUBILEE Christmas | Saturday, December 10 | All Day | Events at 27 Locations in Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN

– LUM Jubilee Christmas serves more than 600 families impacting more than 1,800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also receives a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too.


Port of Hope – Menu Items Revealed


Local Restaurant Offer Their Best Bites


Let’s face it — the only thing better about this fundraising event than knowing you are supporting the good work of the LUM Immigration Clinic is the FOOD! 

Port of Hope will feature some of the “best bites” from local favorites like Maggie’s Kitchen (Africa), Che Chori (Argentina), Lafayette Brewing Co. (USA), Lindo Mexico (Mexico), Arni’s (USA) and sweets from Insomnia Cookies!


The event also includes Marketplace items for “foodies” to bid on like gift baskets featuring food items from Germany, Italy and Argentina; gift cards from The Whittaker InnCrabby Mike’s BBQBru Burger BarSam’s Club and Target; and cooking classes.

Buy your Port of Hope tickets for the cause, but attend for the tasty food — and the good company, unique Marketplace items and lively entertainment. There is limited space at the Port of Hope event; so, get your tickets today. Must be at least 21 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—click below.


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Monkey Maestros to Play at Port of Hope



Monkey Maestros’ Members from Immigrant Families

LUM is thrilled to announce that the Monkey Maestros will be performing at the annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic on Thursday, November 4. The members of the Monkey Maestros have a lot in common. They grew up together in West Lafayette, are seniors at West Lafayette Jr/Sr High School, plan on attending Purdue University next Fall, and are all members of an immigrant family. 

The Monkey Maestros formed in July 2020. Zain Hafeez told his friends how much he loved playing his guitar. They were excited about forming a band. Zain recruited Robert Fligor to join the band and learn how to play the bass guitar. They recruited Brendan Duffy, a gifted vocalist, and Robert Richards, a talented keyboard player, and then convinced William Kwon to be their drummer. Using borrowed, bought and donated equipment, they began to make music in Zain’s basement. Although the band formed just for fun, family members encouraged them and arranged a live performance of the Monkey Maestros at the VFW hall last September (pictured above). 

Since they are all attending Purdue University next Fall, they plan on performing together for at least the next four and a half years. The Monkey Maestros play cover music by Cream, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and more. They have already begun to write their own music and will be performing original music soon. If you attend Port of Hope, you will witness the beginning of the journey of the Monkey Maestros. SEE BELOW and read more about the members of the Monkey Maestros. There is limited space at the Port of Hope event; so, get your tickets today.


Monkey Maestros – Members

Zain Hafeez grew up and lives in West Lafayette with his parents and their cat, Billu; and he has a sister who lives in Chicago. His father is from Pakistan, and his maternal grandparents are from India. At West Lafayette High School, he is the president of the Astronomy Club, plays the violin in the orchestra, and is a member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school, Zain is active with Deaf Kids Code, a nonprofit organization founded by his mother. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Physics. With the Monkey Maestros, Zain is the guitarist. His musical influences are BB King, Cream, Eric Clapton and The Doors. 

Robert Fligor grew up and lives in West Lafayette with his parents, his younger sister and their dog. His mother is from Ukraine (formerly the Soviet Union). At West Lafayette High School, he is active with the FIRST Robotics Team, Hack Club and Game Club. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Engineering. With the Monkey Maestros, Robert plays the bass guitar. His musical influences are the bassist, Flea, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

William Kwon grew up and lives in West Lafayette with his parents and his older sister. His mother and father are from South Korea. At West Lafayette High School, Williams plays trumpet in Symphonic Band and Jazz Band, is active with the FIRST Robotics Team and is co-president of Hack Club. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Computer Science. With the Monkey Maestros, William is the drummer. He is inspired by mainstream pop music.

Robert Richards was born in Kentucky and lived in Hawaii, Clemson, NC and South Korea. He now lives in West Lafayette with his parents and his two brothers. His father served many years in the US military, and his mother is from South Korea. At West Lafayette High School, he plays trombone in the Pep Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band; is active with the FIRST Robotics Team; and is a member of the UNICEF Club and Generation to Generation Art Club. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Engineering. With the Monkey Maestros, Robert plays keyboards, piano, and rhythm guitar. His musical influences are Pink Floyd and David Gilmore.

Brendan Duffy was born in Mississippi, lived in Moscow for a year, and lives in West Lafayette with his parents, two brothers, and five sisters. At West Lafayette High School, he is on the baseball team, is the Senior Class representative to the Student Council, a part of the acapella vocal group, Priority Male, and is a member of the Game Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, and Société Honoraire de Français. With his church, St. Thomas Aquinas, Brendan participates in CTEC. He plans on attending Purdue next Fall pursuing a degree in Engineering. With the Monkey Maestros, Brendan is the vocalist. His musical influences are Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Josh Groban. 


Port of Hope – event information

Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event benefiting the LUM Immigration ClinicPort of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun, including hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live performances, and a cash bar. Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 4
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, email poh@LUMserve.org. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, go to LUMserve.org/port-of-hope.


 All funds raised support the continued mission of the LUM Immigration Clinic. If you are not able to attend, your donation would still be greatly appreciated.


Port of Hope – Immigration Clinic Fundraiser


Tickets Available – Limited Capacity

Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event benefiting the LUM Immigration ClinicPort of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun, including hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live performances, and a cash bar. Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 4
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person

If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, email poh@LUMserve.org. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, go to LUMserve.org/port-of-hope.


 All funds raised support the continued mission of the LUM Immigration Clinic. If you are not able to attend, your donation would still be greatly appreciated.


Port of Hope – Immigration Clinic Fundraiser

Tickets Available – Exciting Event Planned

Port of Hope is an exciting fundraising event benefiting the LUM Immigration Clinic, which includes hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live performances, a Marketplace with unique experiences, and a cash bar. Port of Hope details are as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, November 4
  • Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Place: Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St., Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person

For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, go to LUMserve.org/port-of-hope.If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, email poh@LUMserve.org.


 All funds raised support the continued mission of the LUM Immigration Clinic. If you are not able to attend, your donation would still be greatly appreciated.


LUM Fall Events Are Just Around the Corner


Mark Your Calendars – Get Engaged for Good


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 19 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN


TURKEY TROT 5K Run | Thursday, November 25 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 25 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN


JUBILEE Christmas | Saturday, December 11 | All Day | Events at 27 Locations in Lafayette/West Lafayette, IN

A Glimpse at the Fall Happenings at LUM


Mark Your Calendars – Save the Dates – Engage


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 19 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN


TURKEY TROT 5K Run | Thursday, November 25 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 25 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN

A Glimpse at the Fall Happenings at LUM


Mark Your Calendars – Save the Dates – Engage


HUNGER HIKE | Sunday, September 19 at 1 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN


PORT of HOPE – the Immigration Clinic Fundraiser | Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co., Lafayette, IN


TURKEY TROT 5K Run | Thursday, November 25 at 8 a.m. | Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette, IN


Community THANKSGIVING Feast | Thursday, November 25 at Noon | Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette, IN