St. Luke’s Home Fund

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St. Luke’s Home was founded in 1865 as a nonprofit organization committed to serving the various needs of seniors and veterans in Middlesex County. Facing ongoing changes in state and federal funding streams, the St. Luke’s Board of Trustees voted to dissolve the organization and continue to be faithful to its 150-year mission by establishing the St. Luke’s Home Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.

 

The Fund provides financial support to designated nonprofit organizations whose work supports the organization’s long tradition of services for veterans and older adults. All activities will be under the auspices and guidance of a St. Luke’s Fund Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation.  Members of St. Luke’s Board of Trustee now serve on the Fund Advisory Committee. They include Terence Morris, Bill Tait, Jennifer Glick, Jason Cassese, and Joseph Santaniello.

 

St. Luke’s Board of Trustees President Terence Morris explained, “After careful consideration, the Board of Trustees and Executive Director mutually agreed to entrust our remaining resources to the dedicated and faithful stewards at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) so that older adults and veterans in our communities continue to receive the entrenched local advocacy and support they do both richly deserve and need.”

 

 

St. Luke’s Home, with a recent agency name change to The Community Follows The Patriot, offered several programs including VETS4VETS Transportation Program; Gatekeeper for older and disabled Veterans; the Veterans Benefit Enrollment Center (BEC); and the Patriot Career Help Center.

Now, through the St. Luke’s Fund, designated nonprofit organizations that address similar needs will receive funding support.

Deborah Moore, Chairman of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County Board of Directors, commented, “We are honored that the St. Luke’s leadership chose to partner with the Community Foundation to continue their stewardship and ensure that our seniors and veterans in need of services will be provided for now and well into the future.  The St. Luke’s Home Fund is a great example of how community partnerships can truly work to address the changing issues and needs for the benefit of all.”