Lutheran hosts luncheon for foundation donors

Submitted Photo Lutheran’s Touching Lives Club’s Cornerstone Council include (from left) Tom Holt, Lutheran President and CEO, Roy Glosser, Mike Roberts, Debbie Brandow, Annette Latona, and Gwen Axelson, Lutheran Development Officer.

JAMESTOWN — Over 80 community members attended Lutheran’s annual recognition event honoring the members of the 2017 Touching Lives Club (TLC) and members of the Juliet Anderson Rosch Society. The TLC recognizes donors for their annual giving and the Rosch Society recognizes donors who have established planned gifts in support of Lutheran’s residents.

“Your faithful and generous giving makes everything we do possible. You make sure that everyone we serve has a life well lived every day,” said Gwen Axelson, development officer for Lutheran.

Special guest Phoebe Grow, daughter of Lutheran resident Betty Mee, spoke to those in attendance on behalf of their entire family. Grow thanked Lutheran and the staff for the wonderful care her mother receives on a regular basis and how charitable donations to the foundation have made an impact on her mother’s life and the lives of others. Betty was one of the first residents at the Hultquist Place Assisted Living Program and she continues to have an active life at Lutheran. She enjoys many activities and has served on resident council for several years.

“Your contributions enhance the programs and services available here at Lutheran. You make a difference in the lives of everyone we serve,” said Tom Holt, president and CEO of Lutheran. After a thank you and welcome, Holt provided an update on the current projects at Lutheran and G.A. Family Services and expressed his gratitude to the group for supporting each program.

New members of Lutheran’s Cornerstone Council were also recognized at the event. Alan Anderson and Suellen Carlson were welcomed as the newest members of the Cornerstone Council, which are individuals or businesses who have given $10,000 cumulatively since 1996 when the Lutheran Foundation was first established.

To learn more information about the Lutheran Foundation or to make a donation in support of seniors or youth at Lutheran and G.A. Family Services, please contact Gwen Axelson at 716-665-8137 or visit www.lutheran-jamestown.org to donate online.

Lutheran is a Christian organization with a comprehensive continuum of community, residential, and home based supportive services that help people of all ages gain or retain independence.

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