Farewell Event for Joe Micon - NEXT Friday
A Message from LUM Board President
As you know, Joe Micon , LUM’s Executive Director, will be retiring on March 31, after 41 years of dedicated service. I can think of no one else who has been such a major change agent for good in our community and state.

In true Joe Micon fashion, he has asked that LUM not provide him with any gift of value upon his departure. He shares that having had the opportunity to serve so long at LUM is gift enough.

Joe has agreed to allow me to ask you to share a monetary gift to LUM’s programs in his honor . I am hoping you will consider such a gift in the amount of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, or more.  Your gift will be used to support LUM’s important programs for at-risk children and working families.

I know Joe would also be truly honored if you could join us on Friday, March 6 , at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center at Purdue for his special LUM Retirement Follies tribute. Details below.

Finally, I encourage you to read Joe Micon’s recent farewell address to the LUM board of directors. It is affirmation of all the good that all of us working together have achieved during Joe’s years at LUM. I believe your spirits will be lifted as you read his heartfelt message. {To READ - Joe Micon's Farewell Address - click HERE .}

Thank you for your kind consideration. Place your gift in the mail or give online at lumserve.org/donate .


Joan Foord Low
President, LUM Board of Directors
You Are Cordially Invited to Attend the...
Join us for the ninth annual  LUM Follies  and help us celebrate  Joe Micon, LUM Executive Director , who is retiring soon. The event a program to honor Joe Micon for his  41 years of service  to our community through his work at  Lafayette Urban Ministry LUM Follies details and schedule are as follows:

  • NEXT Friday, March 6
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center, 535 W State Street, West Lafayette
  • FREE & All are Welcome
  • 7 p.m. — Program in the Sanctuary (see details below)
  • 8 p.m. — Reception in Newman Hall – refreshments

The celebration will include performances by the Purdue  Glee Club , Purdue  Black Voices of Inspiration , and  Michael Kelsey  as well as a large  Ecumenical Choir  featuring singers from LUM member churches. There will be tributes, presentations, videos and much lighthearted fun.  After the program, there will be a reception with refreshments, sponsored by Lafayette Brewing Co.

In lieu of gifts the Micon Family requests that you  make a donation to Lafayette Urban Ministry  in honor of Joe Micon. 
LUM Named First "Nonprofit of the Month"
Blue Fox Heating & Cooling Awards LUM $1,000
Earlier this week, Cody Slate brought LUM great news!

LUM has been selected, through an online vote, as the " Nonprofit of the Month" for February 2020. The honor also includes a $1,000 donation to LUM from Blue Fox Heating & Cooling. Since the program was just launched by Blue Fox HVAC LUM is the first recipient of this award.

Pictured is Cody, the Blue Fox HVAC owner, presenting Joe Micon, LUM executive director, with the "big" check. Everyone at LUM is humbled and honored with this distinction and grateful for the donation. Thank you to the entire team at Blue Fox HVAC for their commitment to local nonprofits by spot-lighting one agency each month this whole year. Thanks also to everyone who nominated and voted for LUM.