Tag Archives: tax assitance

A Fond Farewell to Gina Williams-Stith

Gina Williams-Stith, LUM program director, was recognized at a special reception to celebrate her 18 month tenure at LUM. Gina served as the director of the LUM Emergency Shelter and oversaw the Winter Warming Station, New Opportunity Grants and the Shelter Security Staff. As an intern Gina also assisted with Jubilee Christmas and the Tax Assistance Program.

Gina recently completed her Master of Social Work at the IU School of Social Work and will be moving to Crawfordville. The reception included balloons, cake & speeches as well as a Special Proclamation presented by Joe Micon, LUM executive director, on behalf of the LUM Board of Directors and staff.

The proclamation stated that the LUM board does “hereby commend Gina for her gifts of time, talent and treasure to the many homeless individuals served by LUM.” They also thanked her “for her faithfulness and selfless service.”

Best of luck to Gina as she begins a new journey in the field of social work and in ALL of her future endeavors. {Pictured L to R: Joe Micon & Gina Williams-Stith.}


A Fond Farewell to Ron Smith

2014-05-28 2014-05-28 001 001

Happy Retirement to Ron Smith — LUM Program Director

Ron Smith, LUM program director, was recognized at a special reception by co-workers, LUM board directors, family and friends. Balloons, cake, speeches & even a song were offered as Ron turns the page on his seven-year involvement with LUM. At LUM, Ron directed Hunger Hike and Jubilee Christmas, and assisted with the tax preparation program & St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry.

Ron shared that his first paycheck came when he was 10 years old. He also stated “My many years of military service, employment at Purdue and various businesses, then here at LUM have been a wonderful way to spend a career.” He said that during his years at LUM he met many wonderful new friends who will continue to enrich his life for years to come. Thank you, Ron, for your hard work on behalf of the many children and families served here at LUM. Blessing to you!

Pictured above from L to R: Seated—Ron Smith and his daughter, Elaine McFadden; Standing—Jeremiah Dole, Ron Hoffman, Linda Hicks, Joyce Fasani, Mary Anderson, Joe Micon, Susan Brouillette, & Sylvia Mohler.


Join LUM online and help us serve children and families even better.