Maurice Lucas Foundation receives $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to support programs for underserved students

Maurice Lucas Foundation receives $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to support its academic and athletic programs for underserved students

PORTLAND, Ore. — About 60 under-served students at Harriet Tubman Middle School in N. Portland will benefit from a $7,500 grant the nonprofit Maurice Lucas Foundation (MLF) has received from Wells Fargo.

The foundation will use the gift to cover staffing and tutoring expenses, healthy snacks for youths during after school programming and field trips, school supplies for low-income students and basic athletic equipment and books to enhance physical education classes.

“Wells Fargo and our foundation share a common interest in helping our youths succeed by providing them quality education,” said MLF Executive Director David Lucas. “This generous grant will help us provide the academic support the students need and the athletic programs the students want so they can enjoy school and succeed at the same time.”

Wells Fargo Portland Westside District Manager Samuel Isaac recently joined the foundation as a volunteer board member.

“I am proud to work for a company that supports not only its community but also the volunteer efforts of its team members,” said Isaac. “The Maurice Lucas Foundation is making a difference in the lives of Portland youths. We see this grant not so much as a gift but more as an investment in the future generation of our region.”

About the Maurice Lucas Foundation

The Foundation is named in honor of the late Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also selflessly gave his time and energy to Portland youth. Since its formation in 2010, the Maurice Lucas Foundation has served thousands of students and families through its Academy program, basketball camps and teams.

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