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We seek to:
  •  • Contribute to positive change
  •  • Enrich our respective communities
  •  • Make a significant impact
  •  • Foster leadership and active involvement
  •  • Support education
  •  • Promote effective communication
  •  • Encourage environmental responsibility

2016 Next Generation Education Fund Grant Announced

The Next Generation Education Fund Committee of the Lumpkin Family Foundation is excited to announce the recipient of its 2016 grantmaking program:

Urban Services, a branch of YMCA San Francisco: $5,000 for the Peer Tutoring Program 

The Peer Tutoring Program at Urban Services YMCA identifies current high performing San Francisco high school juniors and seniors then trains, hires, and places them at one of ten San Francisco school sites to tutor elementary, middle, or other high school youth. In addition to providing after-school help with academic work, this program also provides a pathway for the peer tutors to become eligible for permanent positions as after school program leaders for the YMCA of San Francisco.

Laura Huddleston joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation as our new Administrative Assistant in January 2016. She previously worked as the Children’s Librarian at the Mattoon Public Library.  Laura has a B.A. in Spanish and Secondary Education from Eastern Illinois University and has also worked in teaching and educational software fields.  Over the past several years she has served on the Illinois School Library Media Association’s Monarch Award Committee and as an advisory board member for RSVP of Coles County.  In 2014 she was honored as one of the JG-TC’s 20 Under 40 recipients for her work at the MPL. Laura was raised in Mattoon and returned here in 2004 with her husband and two children after teaching and working in Champaign-Urbana.

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Philanthropy Needs a Rural Strategy 

In this essay published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Lumpkin Family Foundation Executive Director Bruce Karmazin highlights learning at the recent Forum for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders. 


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