2015/2016 Scholarship Winner

We are proud to announce that Daniel Boyle of Holyoke, Massachusetts has been selected as our 2015/2016 scholarship recipient. An incoming freshman at West Virginia University, Danny will be studying Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

Goodshop.com

You can help raise funds for our next scholarship simply by doing your online shopping. GoodShop.com has donated a staggering $11 million dollars to charity since 2005, and ours is one of their partnered non-profits. Just visit GoodShop.com and designate "DR AND MRS DN LUCIANI FOUNDATION" as the charity of your choice, then click over to any one of more than 1,600 stores (including Amazon, Macy's, Toys R Us, Best Buy, Gap, Expedia, and many more) and shop! A percentage of every sale will be donated at absolutely no cost to you, and you may change your charity of choice from one shopping visit to the next That's it! Just remember that each time you wish to do this, you will need to link through GoodShop.com.
Thank you for your support!

2015/2016 Scholarship

We have decided to roll our 2014/2015 scholarship into our 2015/2016 one.  Please visit the scholarship page to download the application.  All applications received in 2014 will be included and will not need to be resubmitted. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2015 and recipient will be selected by September 1, 2015.

2012/2013 Scholarship Recipient

We are proud to award to award out 2012/2013 scholarship once again to Natalie Reizine. Natalie continues to excel as a second year medical student at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Natalie's father, Francois, lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2010.

2011/2012 Scholarship Winner Announced

We are proud to announce our 2011/2012 scholarship recipient is Natalie Reizine. Natalie recently graduated summa cum laude with dual degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and is currently a first-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Natalie's father, Francois Reizine, lost his battle with glioblastoma in 2010.

2011/2012 Scholarship Deadline

Time is running out to apply for the 2011/2012 scholarship. All online applications must be received by July 18th, and finalists will be contacted by August 15th to submit final application materials. The winner will be announced on or before August 31, 2011.

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Our First Scholarship Winner Announced

We were overwhelmed by the number of incredible applications we received! After much consideration, the first Dr. and Mrs. D.N. Luciani Foundation Scholarship for the 2010/2011 academic year will be awarded to Kristen Murphy of Marietta, Georgia. Studying at her mother's alma mater, Kristen is a senior Management and Finance major at Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the nation's top research universities. Kristen's mother, Susan Murphy, lost her battle with lung cancer in 2006.

Great Article in The Tennessean

Bluebird Café Benefit on May 20th

Join us for a night of great music featuring Donnie Fritts, Gary Nicholson, Russell Smith and Billy Swan at the Bluebird Café on Thursday May 20th at 9 p.m.

Donnie Fritts, the soulful singer-songwriter from Muscle Shoals, is a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and a good friend to the Foundation. A longtime Kris Kristofferson sideman, Donnie’s songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Robert Plant, Tina Turner, Dusty Springfield, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, among many others.

Gary Nicholson has had over 350 songs recorded, won 26 ASCAP awards, and is responsible for over a dozen major label hits. Gary’s musical start came when he landed in Los Angeles forming a band with college classmates Don Henley and Jim Ed Norman, and later joining Linda Ronstadt’s band, which would evolve into the Eagles. Relocating to Nashville in 1980, Gary soon found success on the charts with recordings by artists such as Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, and Ringo Starr.

Russell Smith, the Grammy Award winning former lead vocalist and founder of the Amazing Rhythm Aces, has had great success as an artist and songwriter. His number one songs include “Look Heart, No Hands” (Randy Travis), “Third Rate Romance” (Sammy Kershaw), “Don’t Go to Strangers” (T. Graham Brown), and “Heartbeat in the Darkness” (Don Williams).

Billy Swan, the rockabilly singer from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is best known for his 1970s crossover smash hit, “I Can Help”. Billy reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and Country charts, and the song was later covered by Elvis Presley. Billy’s songs have also been recorded by Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Mel Tillis, and Clyde McPhatter, who had a Top Ten hit with Billy’s song, “Lover Please”.

Tickets go on sale Thursday May 13th at 8 a.m. and can be purchased by clicking here. Reservations are strongly recommended. We hope you will join us!

Scholarship Update

Due to the overwhelming number of scholarship applications we have received, the scholarship recipient will be announced on July 1.

Benefit Concert

Our next benefit has been scheduled for Thursday May 20th at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee. Please check back soon for more details!

2010/2011 Scholarship Now Closed

The application period for the 2010/2011 scholarship is now closed. We are in the process of reviewing applications, and the scholarship winner will be announced on May 1, 2010. The application for the 2011/2012 academic year will be posted when it becomes available.

Scholarship News

We are now accepting applications for the 2010 Scholarship. The $1000 award is for the 2010/2011 academic year. You may view/download the application here. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2010.

Board of Directors Update

We are thrilled to announce that recording artist Steve Azar, and legendary producer and music industry executive James Stroud have joined the Foundation's Board of Directors!

Great News!

The Internal Revenue Service has granted 501(c)(3) status to the Dr. and Mrs. D.N. Luciani Foundation! All donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.  For those of you who have already made donations, receipts will be issued to you within the next four weeks.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our first fundraiser such a success – especially Lee Thomas Miller, Jeff Cohen, Jamey Johnson and Donnie Fritts, and our surprise guests Delbert McClinton, Dallas Frazier and Gary Nicholson.  Thanks to all of you who showed your support by attending the event or sending your donations. It was a sold-out show and a wonderful night!!

July 17th Benefit

We are excited to announce that the Dr. and Mrs. D.N. Luciani Foundation will be celebrating its first fundraiser on Thursday July 17th at 9 p.m. at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hit songwriters Lee Thomas Miller (You're Gonna Miss This, I'm Still A Guy, The Impossible), Jamey Johnson (Give It Away, Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, Ladies Love Country Boys), Jeff Cohen (Holy Water, Crazy For This Girl, April Showers), and Alabama Hall of Famer "Funky" Donnie Fritts (We Had It All, You're Gonna Love Yourself In The Morning, Breakfast In Bed) will play in the round on the eve of Dianne "Mama Looch" Luciani's birthday. Tickets are $15 and go on sale July 10th at 8 a.m. at www.bluebirdcafe.com. Reservations are strongly recommended.  We hope you will join us!

Mark Your Calendars!

In honor of Mama Looch's birthday, we will be holding our first benefit on Thursday July 17, 2008 at 9 p.m. at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. More details to follow...