Luann Martin Legacy Fund for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

(View the Luann Habegger Martin Memorial Service or information about the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions at Eastern Mennonite University)

Information about the fund:

Mennonite Central Committee received a $1 million gift to launch the Luann Martin Legacy Fund for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition. The gift honors the legacy of Luann Habegger Martin of McLean, Virginia, who worked to promote the well-being of women and children around the world.

A launch event for the fund was held at the Welcoming Center at MCC's headquarters in Akron, Pennsylvania, on February 26, 2016.

View the launch program.

Read husband Ray Martin's launch remarks.

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Stories about the launch:



New Holland native Ray Martin gives MCC $1 million


February 26, 2016 (pdf)

Mennonite World Review


MCC to receive $1 million gift for maternal health


March 23, 2016 (pdf)

Northern Virginia Sun Gazette


McLean man donates $1 million in honor of late wife


March 25, 2016 (pdf)
Published in April 7-13 print edition

Blue Ridge Communications


One Million Dollar Mission


March 1, 2016 (YouTube)


Video of the launch:


Video Contents:

00:00 Welcome, Ann Graber Hershberger,
03:14 Prayer, Paul Zehr
05:07 Luann's vision, Earl Martin
12:48 Luann's career, Ray Martin
16:58 The story of the gift, Ray Martin
29:20 MCC and maternal and child health and nutrition, Beth Good
39:10 Scripture reading, Gregory Martin
41:10 Biblical reflection, Alain Epp Weaver
46:12 Signing of the agreement
47:25 Like a mother who has borne us, Brad Fair
49:24 Words of thanks, Bruce Campbell-Janz
54:34 Announcements, Miriam Copp Johnson
56:11 Sending blessing, Annette Özaltin & Luke Schrock-Hurst
57:34 Praise God, Mary Kauffman Martin