On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the Edward A. Wayne Medal was awarded to True Farr Luck and Charles S. “Charlie” Luck in recognition of their extraordinary philanthropy and volunteer service at VCU. Established in 1971, the medal honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions or provided exemplary services to VCU.

“VCU is incredibly fortunate to have the support of True and Charlie Luck,” stated Lisa Freiman, Director of the ICA. “Their generosity has been critical to the ICA’s capital campaign, including naming a gallery and the building’s three green roofs. More importantly, True brings a generous spirit to her work on our campaign committee, tirelessly and passionately advocating for the ICA.”

The Luck family own Luck Companies, which began as a family business in 1923. They, along with their children, have made a leadership commitment to the VCU Massey Cancer Center to fully endow a chair in cancer research. The Lucks also recently made a significant leadership commitment to the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU and have provided longtime support for the VCU Rice Rivers Center.

Image: Cynthia Luck Haw (left) and True Farr Luck (right), Commencement, May 2016. Photo: VCU University Marketing, ©VCU

Source: Porter, Mike. NBA executive challenges VCU graduates to ‘find your passion’, VCU News; 14, May, 2016.