Dear Friend:

I want you to be among the first to know the exciting news of the establishment of The Lugar Center.

Your interest in solving many of our world’s most difficult problems has always been significant and valued. Over the years you have supported my efforts to make the country and world a better place. I deeply appreciate that and thank you for your leadership.

Now outside of government, I am encouraged by the many ways we can affect change with a nimbleness that was not possible in the Senate. It is my goal that The Lugar Center will be dedicated to solving 21st Century problems by educating the public, policymakers and future leaders on critical issues. We plan to accomplish these goals by providing timely policy proposals and discussion of remedies that transcend the politics of the moment.

Most importantly, the center’s focus will be on solutions not just positions. We want to inspire action steps -- to move quickly to do the best we can do right now.

We are abundantly aware of the many challenges in our communities, our nation and our world. The Lugar Center will focus on problems where we can make progress given our unique expertise and relationships.

With your support we will be able to improve our nation’s security. We can reduce our dependency on foreign sources of oil and grow our domestic energy opportunities. We can calm potential breeding grounds for discontent and terror while serving the humanitarian needs of feeding the hungry. We can continue securing and destroying weapons of mass destruction, keeping them away from terrorists and rogue regimes.

I anticipate that there will be more projects than I mention here, and I continue to be encouraged by your ideas about what we can do together. But to get started, I invite you to be one of the Founding Supporters of our new organization. Your seed money can help me jump start this new endeavor.

I hope that you are as enthusiastic as I am about the Lugar Center. I welcome your support of the center with a tax deductible contribution to The Lugar Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (application pending). You can do this online by clicking here.

Please join me in focusing on solutions for our children and grandchildren. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.