You can choose how your gift will be used:
- The LSS Caring Fund
This fund supports the current benevolent needs of LSS. Gifts to the LSS Caring Fund are used in the year in which they are received to help provide assistance for those residents, clients or participants of LSS who find themselves unable to pay the full cost of care or service.
- LSS Endowment Fund
The Foundation accepts contributions specifically designated to our LSS Endowment. Dollars in this fund are invested by the Foundation with only a percentage of the earned income being used annually to support the benevolent care needs of residents. The principal of this fund remains intact, assuring future generations have the ability to provide benevolent care on a perpetual basis. Established early in the life of LSS this wonderful tradition continues today because of the generosity of the many individuals and organizations that have either contributed directly or provided the ultimate remembrance through their Will or another Planned Gift.
- Designated LSS Program
- Senior Living
In 2012, LSS provided more than $4.4 million in benevolent care for residents residing in our six senior living communities who outlived their resources and no longer can pay the full cost of their care.
- Community Health Services
Hospice and home healthcare are often paid by insurance, but some clients have limited or no medical insurance. In 2012, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice and LIFE Lutheran Services served more than 8,000 individuals and provided nearly $1.5 million in benevolent care to people who could not afford the cost of the services they received.
- Community Outreach Services
Community Outreach Services provide the building blocks of a strong foundation in the lives of many people in the community. In 2012, Community Outreach Services served 6,523 individuals and provided more than $1 million in benevolent care to people who could not afford the cost of the services they received.
- Senior Living