Philanthropy

Charitable Giving

The motto for all Ruritan clubs is “Fellowship, Goodwill and Community Service.”  As part of our commitment to goodwill and community service, the Lucketts Ruritan Club is fortunate to be able to support a number of local charitable organizations and groups.  The benefits of our fund raising activities give us the ability to make these donations.  It is both rewarding and satisfying to be one of the many volunteers that give their time, skills, and friendship to help raise funds for our club.

In 2016 the Lucketts Ruritan Club donated $23,000 to deserving charities and groups. Since 1995, the Lucketts Ruritan Club has made over $372,600 in donations, in addition to our annual College Scholarship Program.

Lucketts Ruritan Club has consistently supported the following organizations:

Educational Groups

Non-profit | Church Groups

  • Tuscarora High School
  • Lucketts Elementary School
  • Lucketts Elementary School – PTA
  • Ruritan National Scholarship Fund
  • Smarts Mill Middle School
  • Student Citizen Awards
  • Boy Scout Troop 1910
  • Cub Scouts Pack 965
  • Girl Scouts Troop 751
  • Rudy Junior Youth Club
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Furnace Mountain Presbyterian Church
  • Bethel United Methodist Church
  • County First Responders Contingency Fund
  • Lucketts Community Center Advisory Board
  • Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
  • Loudoun Hunger Relief
  • Loudoun Abused Women Shelter
  • Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation
  • Bridle Paths Therapeutic Riding
  • Hunters for the Hungry
  • Operation We Care (Ruritan National)

Thank You Cards

Over the years, The Lucketts Ruritan Club has received many Thank You Cards from local groups who have received donations from the club:

January 5, 2011

“Your generous contribution will enable us to make much needed repairs and upgrades to our baseball home at Good Times Park.”

Lori MonasteroCLLL Director of Fundraising, Central Loudoun Little League

March 19, 2011

“Funding you have provided will be utilized to help sponsor boys with financial hardships in the pack. I addition, it will allow all our boys to continue to engage in programs with the community to build their character and enhance their overall scouting experiences.”

Allison HubbardCub Scout Pack 965 Committee Chair

December 2010

“On behalf of our pastor, elders, and members I would like to thank the Lucketts Ruritans for your recent contribution to Faith Chapel, and for your note of appreciation.
Likewise, Faith Chapel is grateful for the good work you do in the Lucketts Community and beyond. We hope 2012 will be the first of many more years of good work and good will for us all.”

Tim ThielkeTreasurer, Faith Chapel Presbyterian Church

December 12, 2011

“In the spring, Furnace Mountain Church sent a total of $700 to tornado stricken communities in Alabama (with the help of two anonymous donors) and we have just recently sent $200 to Loudoun Interfaith Relief for help with food for hungry people.
We were able to do this, in part, due to your kind donations and your faithful support of the Ladies Circle’s work in serving your dinners.”

Kristen DennenGeneral Fund Treasurer, Furnace Mountain Church

January 4, 2011

“It is with the support of individuals and organizations such as the (Lucketts Ruritan) Club that we are able to continue serving community members in need.”

Nury S. MárquezExecutive Director, Hispanic Committee of Virginia

“I am writing to thank the Lucketts Ruritans for awarding me such a generous college scholarship. I will be attending the University of Mary Washington this fall. I plan on majoring in English. I really appreciate the Ruritan’s support.”

Caroline McCarryRecipient of college scholarship, graduating high school senior

December 1, 2011

“You, the members of the Lucketts Ruritan Club have been a tremendous help to our charity. Through the years you have given our program a total of $4600.00 for hunger relief.”

Laura Newell-FurnissDirector, Hunters for the Hungry

December 14, 2011

“We are extremely grateful that you responded to our appeal for support so that we may continue to provide lifesaving and life changing services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Your gift helps to assure that we will be here for each and every person in our community who reaches out to us.”

Susan M. CurtisExecutive Director, LAWS Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice

December 20, 2011

“Your gift enables us to continue help change lives by offering a unique and beneficial service partnering with horses to motivate individuals with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities to help regain and grow strength, balance, coordination, and a general sense of well-being.”

Joanne HartExecutive Director, Loudoun Therapeutic Foundation, Inc.

“Thank you for the recognition as Lucketts Student of the Year at Smarts Mill Middle School. It was quite a surprise to receive this award. I really appreciate the recognition as a good citizen in the Lucketts community. The gift card was very generous and will be used for a future purchase.
…The Ruritans are a great community service organization that more people should know about and get involved in.”

Gabriel CashenRecipient of the Student of t he Year Award, Smarts Mill Middle School

December 19, 2011

“These funds will allow us to implement some educational and after school programs which will be very beneficial to our students.”

Pamela Paul-JacobsPrincipal, Tuscarora High School

If you would like to participate in our fund raising activities we welcome your assistance!  Or, if your Lucketts organization would like to join in our support, please let us know about you!  Just contact a Ruritan for more information.

The Lucketts Ruritan Club is organized as a Section 501(c)(3) organization under US tax laws.  Deductions to the Lucketts Ruritan Club may be deductible for income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor for your particular tax circumstances.