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Your gifts to Lutheran Services Carolinas can improve the lives of people across the Carolinas. Partner with us now in our walk together with those we serve!

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Make a Recurring Gift

Everyday Heroes is LSC’s recurring gift program. The program consists of a group of people who support the LSC ministry through a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly or annual schedule.

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Ways To Give

Give By Mail

Send a check to Lutheran Services Carolinas P.O. Box 947, Salisbury, NC 28145. Make your check payable to Lutheran Services Carolinas.

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Give By Phone

Call us and you will be connected with a staff member who can help you fulfill your gift.

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Make a Gift of Stock/Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities may provide valuable tax benefits to the donor and are most welcomed by LSC.

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Gift Through Your Retirement Account

Contribute to Lutheran Services Carolinas through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA, 401(k), or 403(b) account.

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Make a Planned Gift

Making LSC the beneficiary of a will, 401K plan, or life insurance policy is among the easiest and most helpful ways to advance the LSC mission.

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Honor & Memory Gifts

Donations to LSC are lasting ways to honor friends and family on special occasions, while memorial donations can be a thoughtful and caring way to express sympathy.

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Give Through Thrivent Choice

Some Thrivent members may be able to direct charitable gifts to LSC. Visit to see if you qualify.


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Choose Lutheran Services Carolinas as your charitable organization on Amazon Smile. Then simply shop and support at no extra cost to you.

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Give Through Our Amazon Wish Lists

Some of our programs have compiled Amazon Wish Lists to make it easy for donors to select items the programs need.

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What is Everyday Heroes?

Everyday Heroes support the LSC ministry through a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly or annual schedule. This reliable and consistent source of support allows LSC to continue the work that helps so many seniors, children, and families in the Carolinas.

It’s easy to enroll with a credit or debit card or by bank draft using our safe and secure online form. Once enrolled, donors maintain control of their giving with the ability to update the gift amount and frequency as needed or cancel at any time.

Members of the Everyday Heroes program will receive:

  • Voices, the LSC quarterly newsletter
  • An annual statement each January of cumulative gifts for the calendar year (unless otherwise requested)
  • Occasional email correspondence

For questions or help, contact Liz Whittington at or (704) 603-1697.

Meet our Development Team

Rich Duncan, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Rich came to Lutheran Services Carolinas in 2019 after being the senior director of development for the ELCA in Chicago, IL. Prior to that he was the executive director for development at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. Early in his career he worked in sales and marketing for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He is married to Christine Post-Duncan, a director for the JourneyCare Foundation. Rich has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an MBA from Jacksonville University. He is also a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE). He enjoys cooking, camping and saltwater fishing. Call Rich at 704-603-1660 if you want to:
-Make a leadership gift
- Create a gift through your will or estate plan
-Introduce us to people who share our passion for service
-Would like a speaker for a moment for mission or event

Heidi Rixman. CFRE

Director of Development

Heidi has been the director of development since 2016. She has a BA in English from Delaware Valley University, an MS in nonprofit management from Eastern University, and got her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2020. As the director of development, her main responsibilities include capital campaigns and annual fund. She lives with her husband, Todd, and two children, Evan and Macy in Davidson, NC. They attend and are members of Community in Christ Lutheran Church, in Cornelius, NC. When she is not working at LSC, she enjoys gardening, studying Slovenian language, and volunteering for the Cox Mill Marching Band. You can reach Heidi at 704-603-1701 if you want to learn more about Be The Light campaign, including having someone come and speak at your congregation or civic group about LSC.

Melissa Parrish

Director of Foundation Relations

Melissa joined LSC in 2012 and has 13 years of grant research and writing experience. Previously, she worked as a research analyst at Bank of America. She has a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her main responsibilities as the director of foundation relations include grant writing and reporting, restricted funds, and wish lists. She lives with her husband, Chris, and two sons, Sam and Seth, in Charlotte, NC. She spends her free time cooking, hiking, traveling, and buying way too many plants.

Katie Scarvey

Director of Communications

Katie is in charge of communications, including Voices, the LSC magazine; Scuttlebutt, the employee newsletter; the company's many websites, and social media. She also writes press releases and handles media requests. A journalist before joining LSC in 2013, she graduated from Wake Forest University and has a master's degree in English from James Madison University. She has two grown daughters and lives with her husband in Salisbury in a beautiful old house with many needs. She loves to hike with her family, preferably in a faraway national park, and she reads more than is probably good for her. Call Katie at 704-202-0464 for media inquiries and general communications questions.

Liz Whittington

Donor Services Manager

Liz has been with LSC since 2014. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in 2007 with a BA in philosophy/religion. She lives in Reidsville, NC, with her husband, Wes Pitts, son, Walt, and two dogs, Norae and Sunae. She enjoys reading, traveling, running, hiking, and eating the delicious food that her husband cooks. You can reach Liz at (704) 603-1697 if you have questions about your contributions, need assistance with making a contribution, or would like to learn about LSC’s Everyday Heroes recurring gift program.

Sandra West

Development Officer

Sandra joined LSC in June of 2021 with 15 plus years of fundraising experience and is excited to travel South Carolina and meet the people and congregations who call it home. She has lived in the Charleston area for the last 2 ½ years and travels to Columbia regularly with her husband and two kids to go see grandma and grandpa. She holds her BS in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. You can reach Sandra at (702) 466-8636 to learn more about and/or support the work of LSC.

Emily Dubay

Development Officer

Emily travels throughout North Carolina getting to know, saying thank you to and building relationships with a variety of LSC’s supporters. This includes individuals, families, and congregations who make the important work of LSC possible. After traveling the country on behalf of ELCA World Hunger, Emily is honored and thrilled to be back in the Carolinas. She earned a BS from Clemson University – Go Tigers! - and a Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Emily adores the chaos, adventure, and joy of being a mom to two young boys. She and her husband, Dan, enjoy time on the lake, traveling and being with friends and family whenever possible. She is a member of St. Mark’s in Mooresville.You can reach Emily at (704) 775-2303 to learn more about and/or support the work of LSC or our The Be The Light campaign.

Tracy Staley

Donor Services Specialist

Tracy joined LSC in February 2019 after 8 years with the YMCA. She is a graduate of Wagner College, Staten Island, NY and has a master's degree from New York University. She lives in Mooresville, N.C., and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, attending NASCAR races, and Broadway shows. You can reach Tracy at 704-603-1692 if you have questions about your contributions, need assistance with making a contribution, or Shepherd Society events.

Cari Price

Annual Fund Manager

Cari joined LSC in March of 2020 just before office teammates began working at home. Cari graduated from Catawba College with a BA in business. She lives with her husband, Chris, in Salisbury with their two school-age sons, Cole and Cooper. You can find the Prices traveling to baseball tournaments, on the golf course, at wrestling matches, and in jujitsu class.

Erin Kidd

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Erin works in communications and marketing for LSC. She writes stories for Voices, creates the employee newsletter, Scuttlebutt, designs marketing materials and creates content for LSC’s social media channels. She graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC in 2011 with a BA in communications. Before finding LSC, Erin was a journalist for The Daily Courier in Forest City, NC and The Independent Tribune in Concord, NC. You can reach Erin at 336-301-4138.