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The Leon Levine Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to improve and advance the human condition in four major areas: Education, Healthcare, Jewish Values, and Human Services. The foundation exists to support individuals and institutions seeking to accomplish the following: 1) Supporting quality healthcare, improving access to healthcare, and investing in impactful research and treatment; 2) Strengthening birth-12th grade public education and providing post-secondary scholarship access for disadvantaged and motivated individuals; 3) Building Jewish identity and strengthening Jewish Communities; 4) Helping motivated individuals and families to attain self-sufficiency by addressing personal crisis, affordable housing, and sustainable income; 5) Responding to other emerging issues which could have a significant impact on society. .

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Established in 1981 in NC - Founded by Leon Levine, the founder of the Family Dollar chain of discount stores. Levine created the first Family Dollar Store in Charlotte, North Carolina, with only a $6,000 investment, which represented all of his assets. When he retired as Chairman and C.E.O., the chain had grown to over 4600 stores with $1.1 billion in revenue. He started the foundation with a modest sum of money and felt it important to continually give back to the community that had helped him become so successful.

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The Leon Levine Foundation

Independent foundation

EIN

581427515

Bridge Number

4042705304

Location

6000 Fairview Rd., Ste. 1525 Charlotte, NC United States 28210-2212

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