The Leon Levine Foundation works to ensure everyone in our community, who has the desire and motivation, has an equal opportunity for success. The foundation focuses its investments in organizations that serve people who want to make a better life for themselves and their families through education and hard work.
In recognition of The Salvation Army’s shared goals and proven success in paving the pathway to better futures for those it serves, The Leon Levine Foundation has awarded grants totaling $140,000 to The Salvation Army to support its Charlotte programs. Funds are allocated specifically for the Center of Hope and its housing programs ($100,000) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte ($40,000).
“The Leon Levine Foundation continually strives to make Charlotte a better place for all who call it home,” said Major Todd Mason, area commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. “It is our distinct privilege and honor to lock arms with this outstanding organization to help individuals, families and youth have the opportunity to be successful.”
Created in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation’s mission is to improve the human condition by creating permanent, measurable, and life-changing impact throughout the Carolinas. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the foundation invests in
nonprofits with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a focus on sustainability in the areas of healthcare, education, Jewish values, and human services.