“Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it.”
Those were the words of President Lyndon B. Johnson 50 years ago, kicking off the War on Poverty that gave birth to the federal Office of Economic Opportunity, and, eventually, to the LAF we know today. We have weathered many changes, had many names and locations, and survived funding feasts and famines, so we are proud to celebrate LAF’s 50th Anniversary this year. We would love to have you join us at our 50th Anniversary Luncheon, on June 17th at the Palmer House Hilton.
You can read more about LAF’s last 50 years (and more recent exciting news) in this month’s eNewsletter here. And as always, on behalf of the staff, the Board, the YPB, and all the clients we serve here at LAF, thank you for your continued support of our work. Your last 50 years of support have helped us remain at the forefront of fighting to improve the lives of people in poverty, and have laid the groundwork for our next 50 years!