Searstone/Lutheran Services Carolinas award $314,295 to Wake-area nonprofits

The Searstone/Lutheran Services Carolinas Community Benefit Committee recently announced $314,295 in grants to 11 organizations in Wake County.

Since 2014, the committee has directed five percent of revenues from the operation of Searstone, an independent living community in Cary, to Wake County nonprofit organizations serving seniors, indigent seniors, or other vulnerable populations.

The following organizations received awards for the last grant cycle: The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, The Center for Volunteer Caregiving, Resources for Seniors, The Carying Place, Inc., Bridge the Gap Mission, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, FIGS of Wake County, Inc., SAFEchild, PLM Families Together, Note in the Pocket, and Caring Community Foundation.


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Elaine Whitford, Executive Director/Center for Volunteer Caregiving

Jennifer Paul, Executive Director/Families Together

Allie Ligay, Sales and Marketing Director/Searstone Retirement Community

Andrea Kerley, Community Health Education Programs Coordinator/Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Leslie Covington, Executive Director/The Carying Place

Barbara Johnson, Board of Directors/FIGS of Wake County

Erin Kidd, LSC Communications Manager


Back Row (L-R)

Brian Gould, Board Chair/The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

Joan DeBruin, Searstone

Neely Monemi, Manager of Grants and Government Contracts/Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Kati Mullan, Development Associate/Note in the Pocket

David Wolf, Searstone

Diane Lahti, Board President/FIGS of Wake County

Laura Grelck, Development Director/The Carying Place

Bradford Brady, Executive Director/Caring Community Foundation