Thank You! More than $1 million raised at the 12th Annual Maurice Lucas Foundation Celebration!

Together we are changing lives!

More than $1,000,000 was raised for our youth and their families.

Thank you to everyone for making our 12th Annual Maurice Lucas Foundation Celebration Dinner, Auction & After Party a success! This was our first in person event in three years and it was a night filled with fun, laughs and so much support.
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From all of us at the Maurice Lucas Foundation, thank you for being a Champion on behalf of our students and their right to a quality education.

Many students were able to join us throughout the night and helped share our seven pillars and talk to guests. We also highlighted Jordan Brand Wings Scholarship recipient Cadence, where she shared her story and success in our program. 

The Maurice Lucas Enforcer Award was presented to Brian Grant, an NBA idol, known for tenacious rebounding and a fearless attitude on the court. He was a member of the Maurice Lucas Foundation board and has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2010.

The Legacy Award was presented to Mike Richardson, President/CEO and founder of Dark Horse. He is the foundation’s largest individual donor, but he not only gives financial support, he also gives his time and resources to help in any way he can.

There was also a moment of silence to honor the late NBA great Bill Russell. Mr. Russell was a friend of Maurice Lucas, and ever since the Lucas family and others started the Maurice Lucas Foundation, Mr. Russell had been a loyal supporter of our efforts.

Through your participation, you provide Portland’s youth with transformational opportunities and continue to celebrate the inspiring legacy of Maurice Lucas. You can trust your investment will have an impact on a student now and in their future. If you were unable to attend the event and would like to donate, please click below. 

Press Coverage of the Event:
KOIN 6: The Maurice Lucas Foundation’s 12th annual gala is raising funds for Portland’s youth

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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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