Lasting Change Campaign

We invite you and your friends to join us today in our work to achieve a healthier, more equitable future for millions of Americans.

Lutheran Services in America leverages its size, scale and strength to help millions of Americans in new, more effective ways. The tangible benefits of the investments in our work to date are groundbreaking, but we need significantly more funding to carry forward and expand promising results.

That’s why the “Lasting Change Campaign” — a bold new initiative to advance programs that change the lives of low-income people filled with potential so communities can thrive — needs your support today!

Gifts to the Lasting Change Campaign will be used to build on Lutheran Services in America’s successful efforts including improving equitable outcomes for children and families; filling significant gaps in care for low-income older adults; and empowering local health and human services leaders with additional skills and opportunity to drive transformational change for people and communities throughout the nation.

Priority Areas

Children & Families

Improve equitable outcomes for children and families, and expand innovative approaches that address racial and economic disparities that disproportionately harm children and families of color.  Funding of this Campaign will replicate innovative breakthroughs across the country. Since 2016 we have worked with 18 organizations from 17 states and improved the lives of over 7,000 children. Your Campaign gift will expand our Results Innovation Lab to engage 32 additional organizations to achieve equitable outcomes in the lives of 20,000 children by 2024.

Older Adults

Improve the care of older adults and expand services that enable low-income older adults to remain in their homes and communities and age with dignity, independence and purpose. Funding of this Campaign will create and deliver promising strategies that improve the health and well-being of low-income older adults in the U.S. Specifically, Campaign gifts will carry forward and expand our results in the areas of affordable housing, rural communities and rehabilitation.

Social Sector Leaders

Empower Lutheran social ministry leaders with additional skills and opportunity to drive transformational change.  We lead powerful learning  communities that develop the  capacity of nonprofit leaders to adapt to the rapidly changing needs of their communities and forge new paths for low-income people and families. Funding of this Campaign will expand the breadth and quality of programs for leaders and emerging leaders. Campaign gifts will provide opportunities to strengthen our social ministry leaders as they answer the call in the midst of a global pandemic that disproportionately harms people of color and people who are low-income.

Double Your Impact Today!

Our campaign co-chairs were called to meet the momentous challenges we face. Will you join themPledge your support today and the first $250,000 in Campaign gifts will be matched dollar-to-dollar by the Thrivent Foundation.

  • To make a gift by mail, please complete this pledge form and mail a check made payable to “Lutheran Services in America” with “Lasting Change Campaign” in the memo line to: Attn: Development Office, 100 Maryland Avenue, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20002
  • Contact Deborah Hoesly, Vice President of Development, at or (202) 499-5835 with any questions
  • Click here to view PDF copy of the Lasting Change Campaign case statement