Lutheran Foundation of New Jersey
In 2008, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey re-established the Lutheran Foundation of New Jersey as the fundraising arm of the organization. With a dedicated roster of board members in place to further the organization’s mission and extend awareness, the Lutheran Foundation of New Jersey (also known as the LSM/NJ Foundation) has become a well-regarded entity lending financial support to all of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey’s programs.
LSM/NJ Foundation Board Members Tour Programs Across the State
The LSM/NJ Foundation is supported by a strong board that is reflective of communities from across the state. Members recently participated in tours of many of LSM/NJ’s northern and southern properties, to become acquainted with each program’s unique personality and diverse community. Staying updated on programs helps the board better tell the LSM/NJ story as they reach out into their communities for support.
The tours began in the north with a stop at Crane’s Mill, LSM/NJ’s continuing care retirement community in West Caldwell, followed by visits in Jersey City at Lutheran Senior LIFE, Lutheran Home for Children, and Project Home. Next, they headed south to Lutheran Care at Moorestown, Pennsauken Senior Housing, LSM of Camden and, finally, New Visions Homeless Day Shelter in Camden.
These tours provided a wealth of knowledge on just how many people LSM/NJ touches each and every day. One board member commented, “After seeing New Visions, I am even more impressed with the work they do.”
2013 tour dates are available. If you’re interested in joining one, contact Barbara Fullerton at email@example.com.
2012 – A Banner Year for Helping Those in Need
The Foundation had a very successful year in 2012 — blessed with the ability to, among other things, provide over $25,000 in grants for food pantries throughout the state. These funds help congregations fill their shelves and provide food to the residents of their communities who are in need. Additionally, the LSM/NJ Foundation increased its base of support to over 900 donors and added a new event, “Monte Carlo Night,” to raise funds for hunger and homelessness.
The LSM/NJ Foundation Board would like to thank all of those who so generously support the LSM/NJ mission. Special events and new opportunities to support the ministries of LSM/NJ are available. Make a gift online or learn more by visiting www.lsmnj.org or by contacting the Foundation office at 609-699-4115.
Fulfilling the LSM/NJ Mission
Whatever the means, you can make a difference each and every day. It is because of you and your belief in the LSM/NJ mission that we can continue to help those who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices. And for that we are most grateful for your continued support.