In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on July 28, 2014 of Laurence W. Spungen, a founding Trustee of the Florence and Laurence Spungen Family Foundation.

Image of Florence Spungen will be here.

Laurence Spungen
1930 - 2014

Please visit our memorial page.

Welcome to the Florence & Laurence Spungen Family Foundation web site.

This family foundation was established in 2006 by Florence Spungen. The Foundation reflects the individual and collective philanthropy of the founders, their children and their grandchildren.

The Spungen Foundation focuses its grantmaking on health related issues, especially cancer research, care and treatment, and Jewish causes. Our geographic focus is in our local communities (the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and Santa Barbara, California), as well as nationally and internationally, when appropriate to the Foundation's mission.

A very important aspect of the Foundation's giving is the practice of ensuring that all grandchildren in the family are educated in and appreciate the need for giving back to the community. Every year, each grandchild is given an opportunity to research and fund a charity of interest to him or her. Are you interested in bringing the Spungen Holocaust Postal Collection to your community? Please contact Danny Spungen (danny@spungenfoundation.org) to learn about organizing a public showing and educational program.

Are you interested in bringing the
Spungen Holocaust Postal Collection to your community?

Please contact Danny Spungen to learn about
organizing a public showing and educational program.

In 2007, Danny Spungen, a collector and philatelist, on behalf of the foundation, acquired arguably one of the best known collections of Holocaust materials related to stamps, covers, postcards, letters, bank note forgeries, and manuscripts from concentration camps and Jewish ghettos. Formally known as "The NAZI Scourge: Postal Evidence of the Holocaust and the Devastation of Europe," the award winning exhibit is being made available to the public on the Foundation's web site.

Those interested in financially supporting the
mission of the Spungen Family Foundation may
learn how to donate here.

Educational Materials are available here

While the Foundation is pleased to correspond with people and organizations engaged in activities of interest to the Spungen family, unsolicited proposals for support are not accepted and will not be acknowledged.

 
  
 
The Florence & Laurence Spungen Family Foundation   •    PO Box 5262   •    Santa Barbara, CA 93150
Email: info@spungenfoundation.org   •   Holocaust Collection Inquiries: danny@spungenfoundation.org