About the Foundation

The WEL Foundation was established to promote, further  and  support  select charitable activities by  providing   financial  assistance to   various individuals, institutions and organizations in the community.

WEL is truly a  foundation for the people—from those who donate, to those who benefit from the funds raised. The Foundation’s past work has been focused on assisting children, people with disabilities, and on improving arts and cultural opportunities in the community at large.


The Walter and Edward Luedke Foundation (WEL FOUNDATION) is a corporation pursuant to section 42 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, State of New York. The WEL Foundation is a New York State approved 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Corporation. The Foundation was established to promote, further, and support selected charitable activities through grants, funding, and financial assistance to various individuals, institutions, and organizations.