Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Luxembourg American Cultural Society Inc

  • Belgium, WI
  • www.lacs.lu

Mission Statement

The mission of the LACS is symbolized as "Roots and Leaves" - preserve the "roots" of Luxembourg heritage/culture from throughout the United States and foster "leaves" of family, friendship, cultural exchange, education, tourism and commerce between the United States and Luxembourg.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Cultural Concert Series
  3. Annual Cultural Conference
  4. Luxembourg Fest of America
Service Areas

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International

The Luxembourg American Cultural Society and its Cultural Center serve members from throughout the United States, Luxembourg and other parts of the world - especially Americans of Luxembourg descent, residents of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and anyone with an affinity for Luxembourg. All visitors are welcome at the Luxembourg American Cultural Center.

ruling year

2005

Executive Director

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Kevin Wester

Operations & Events Manager

Self-reported

Sara Jacoby

Keywords

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Luxembourg, American, Culture, Tourism, Education, Commerce

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EIN

05-0622320

 Number

0192062305

Physical Address

100 Peter Thein Avenue

Belgium, WI 53004

Also Known As

LACS

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF 2012:Retired Construction Debt on $2.4 million Luxembourg American Cultural Center (Funds raised and debt retired in six years)Formed Education/Culture Committee & Marketing/Communications CommitteeSigned Agreement with Luxembourg's Ministry of Culture to serve as their Clearing House for Cultural Programs in North America Signed Agreement with Luxembourg's Ministry of Tourism to be their Tourist Office in North AmericaDeveloped University Internship Program with Lycee Technique Hotelier in Diekirch, LuxembourgHosted Interns from Clark University, Lakeland College, University of Wisconsin and Lycee Technique HotelierDeveloped LACS Regions in Aurora, Illinois & Central Minnesota for cultural outreachHosted visit of Luxembourg's Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to Cultural Center in May, 2012Developed 4th Grade Curriculum for students to visit Cultural Center based on Wisconsin core curriculum standardsRecipient of the Vern Arendt Collection of photography - 100,000+ images reflecting the past 60 years of history in the Ozaukee County, Wisconsin region Developed additional operational policies and procedures

Programs

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Program 1

The LACS is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) membership organization that is governed by a board of directors. The mission of the society is carried out by society members, a professional staff and dedicated volunteers. Activities include: Sponsorship of the Luxembourg American Cultural Center; foster pride in Luxembourg heritage and culture; provide educational opportunities for all ages; preservation of treasured family heirlooms and artifacts; preservation of archival and genealogical material; promotion of Luxembourg culture and traditions; promotion of the arts from Luxembourg and America; Promotion of commerce, trade and tourism between Luxembourg and America; foster ongoing relationships between the people of Luxembourg and America; serve as a resource for all Luxembourg societies throughout America.

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Program 2

Cultural Concert Series

Each year, in late winter, the LACS hosts an oustanding musician/musicians from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to perform a concert series in various regions throughout the Midwest.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$12,000.00

Program 3

Annual Cultural Conference

Each year during Luxembourg Heritage Weekend (second weekend in August), the LACS hosts an international cultural conference featuring a variety of topics relevant to Luxembourg - American relations.  Top-notch presenters from Luxembourg and the United States are invited to lead the conference which attracts people from throughout the United States and Europe.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

Luxembourg Fest of America

Each August, the LACS welcomes visitors to the annual Luxembourg Fest of America begun in 1986.  The Fest includes three days of cultural and social activities including Honored Families and Honored Family Exhibits, Fest Parade, ethnic food, cultural workshops, Art & Craft Fair, music, children's enrichment and entertainment activities, etc.   This fest is one-of-a-kind in the world!

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Luxembourg American Cultural Society and its Cultural Center serve members from throughout the United States, Luxembourg and other parts of the world - especially Americans of Luxembourg descent, residents of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and anyone with an affinity for Luxembourg. All visitors are welcome at the Luxembourg American Cultural Center.

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Planned Giving Council of Nashville

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LUXEMBOURG AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Director

Kevin Wester

Operations & Events Manager

Sara Jacoby

BIO

Led $6.5 million capital campaign for the building of Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church complex building project - 2003

 

Led the $1.4 million capital campaign for the building of the Luxembourg American Cultural Center - 2007

 

Awarded Knight of the Oak Crown by Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg - 2010

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"The Luxembourg American Cultural Society continues to actively promote the unique link between the United States, one of the largest countries in the world, and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in the world.  The Society's Cultural Center is one-of-a-kind in the world as it not only portrays Luxembourg past and present, but also tells the fascinating story of Luxembourg immigrants to America and their impact on the fabric of American culture.  The Cultural Center is home to the Roots and Leaves Museum as well as the Dooley-Wagner Research Center, the largest research library for Luxembourg studies in North America.  Visit us sometime and learn more about one of America's most unique and fascinating ethnic groups!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. David Perrott Chairman

Sr. VP & Chief Medical Officer - California Hospital Association

Term: Aug 2011 - Aug 2012

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