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You Did It: We Really Are In the City For Good!

Yes, thanks to people like you, we achieved our fundraising goal of $780,000 for this capital campaign, first launched in 2014. You made it possible to renovate our new office space at 191 Golden Gate Ave. and remain in San Francisco, where LSS has had a presence since 1883.

Nearly 1,800 formerly homeless and disabled individuals are safely housed because LSS of Northern California is still in San Francisco - that is no simple feat. Because of the tech growth of the Mid-Market corridor, many non-profits that support at-risk populations in San Francisco have struggled to stay in the city.

When rents rose, LSS found an opportunity to be even closer to our at-risk clients. We moved to our current location at 191 Golden Gate, in the heart of the Tenderloin, which is located between St. Anthony's Dining Room and Kelly Cullen Community for chronically homeless individuals.

We are forever grateful to the generosity, compassion and commitment of the individuals, congregations, corporations and foundations that supported us. Because of people like you, LSS can continue to bring hope to San Francisco’s most vulnerable. Below is a complete list of all of our capital campaign donors. 

Leadership Gifts

$100, 000 and above $50,000 to $99,000 $25,000 to $ $49,000
San Francisco Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program Neal and Bina Mitchell Mary Gundelach
The William G. Irwin Foundation San Francisco Human Services Agency St. Paulus Lutheran Church - San Francisco

Major Gifts

$10,000 to $24,000 $5,000 to $9,999 $2,500 to $4,999
Bethany Lutheran Church - Menlo Park Gisela and Douglas Daetz Aperture Consulting
Frank A. Campini Foundation Joan Hilse Becky Burad
Centric Construction (In-Kind) Dr. Nersi Nazari and Mrs. Maria Hasbun Nazari Dorothy Praeger
Lavon Nichkian (In-Kind) Lois and Gordon Peacock Joshua Morgan
Jack Pease St. Francis Lutheran CHurch - San Francisco Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
Gloria and Ross Edwards Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran CHurch - San Francisco

Yvette Simpson

Emanuel and Anna Weinstein Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

Special Gifts

$1,000 to $2,499

Timothy Bridge Gregory Jahnke Sierra Pacific Synod ELCA

Chrislyn Carson Janet McLeod St. Mark's Lutheran Church - San Francisco

V-Anne Chernock My Office Source Thrivent Financial - San Francisco

DZH Phillips, LLC Nancy Nielsen

Susan Fox Dorothy Nutto

Lois Anne Indorf Carol Roberts


$999 and below

Adriel Wong
Al Granucci
All Saints Lutheran Church
Allan Shaffer
Ardith Christensen
Beth Caldwell
Bob Lane
Brian Farmer
Brian Kreischer
California Carpet 
Carl Peters
Carole Setzer
Chai Lo Lai
Chuyoye Adachi
Coin Broker, The
Courtney Henson
Crystle Wong
D Soo Hoo
Delores Harkin
Dorothy Forsythe
Edward Jones
Edwin Sohn
Elizabeth Donnelly
Emily Thomann
Erin Rothenfluh
Florentine Geier
Gary Dickinson
Gaylene Pearson
Glenn Miyamoto
H. Alston
Helen Leong
HSBC Philanthropic Programs
Inge Horton
Ira Serkes
Jaccqueline Haug-Schulz
James De Lange
Jason Gee
Jeanne M. Becnel
Jeffery Douglass
John Addeo
John Herrmann
Jon Yeh
Josephine Gandolfi
Kempton Segerhammar
Kent Brown
Keyvan Tabari
La Vonne Carlsen
Larry Dannenberg
Lauren Appling
Lida Louie
Linda Bradley
Linda Wager
Lois Holl
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
Lyle Beckman
Lynne A. Tracy
Marilyn Grimstad
Marilyn Lapkass
Marilyn Maxner
Marilyn Ohm-Smith
Martha Renner
Martin Buerger
Mary Martha Guild of Bethany Lutheran Church
Mary Posthuma
Mary Rose Cassa
Max Kirkeberg
Maximiliano Torres
Miriam Casey
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC
Natalie Bonnewit
National Financial Services, LLC
Nicholas Brie
Patricia B. Penning
Pauline Chin
Richard Shinn
Richard Ulmer
Robert Farley
Robert Smith
Robert Wohlsen
Ronald Wylie
Rory Springfield
Ruth Adolphson
Ruth Finkelstein
Schwab Charitable Fund
Susan Becker
Thomas Leep
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans' (Thrivent Choice Program)
Timothy Meyers
Vanguard Charitable
Vincent Aguilar
Virginia Greenwald
Walter Ko
William Faust
William Primozic
William Zemke
Yolanda Gan

  • ELCA
  • LCMS
  • LSA
  • Dignity Health
    Dignity Health

    Collaborative partnership with LLS of Northern California in Housing with Dignity program, Sacramento

  • Received grant for $3,000 2017 request

  • Frank A. Campini Foundation
    Frank A. Campini Foundation
  • Lutheran Care for the Aging
    Lutheran Care for the Aging

    endowment that funds LSS Support for Seniors program in SF

  • Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Foundation

  • logo with both brands

  • for CDBG funding to renovate V Street property

  • World Centric
    World Centric

    In kind sponsor of compostable paper products to SF

  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
    Walter S. Johnson Foundation

    grant for business planning related to youth employment program development

  • Wells Fargo
  • Anthem
  • Del E. Webb
    Del E. Webb
  • Safeway Foundation
    Safeway Foundation
  • Cal CASA
    Cal CASA
  • Kaiser Permanenete
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
  • Thrivent Financial

  • CFC
  • United Way
    United Way

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