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Luca John Foundation Awarded GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant Level

Trenton, NJ 11/12/13 – The Luca John Foundation today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. This level demonstrates The Luca John Foundation’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents,” said Kevin R. Baranowski, President. “As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grant makers, individual donors, and the media.”

In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange logo, The Luca John Foundation had to fill out a multitude of required fields of the nonprofit report page on for the Gold level of participation.

“I encourage you to check out our profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about,” added Mr. Baranowski. “When donors are looking for an organization to trust with their donation they turn to GuideStar as a place to validate what non-profits are saying. Our mission places us in a position where trust, honesty and compassion are paramount, and we are thrilled to have another platform for communicating our advancement and progress.”

About The Luca John Foundation:
The Luca John Foundation, a New Jersey based 501c(3) charity, was founded in 2006. It was established to raise funds for research and awareness for various forms of skeletal dysplasia, including short rib polydactyl syndrome (SRPS). It also provides financial assistance for burial and funeral costs to families who have lost a child younger than 12 months old or have had a stillbirth.

About the GuideStar Exchange:
The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar’s many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for participation. The GuideStar Exchange level logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all Exchange participants’ nonprofit reports.

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