Endowment Fund

Living Saviour’s Endowment is a fund that was established by the congregation in which 5% of the market value of the fund is used each year to further our mission to “welcome people to Jesus Christ, equip them to grow in faith and send them to serve others.” It provides a way for members to give over and above the general fund and establishes a method to provide finances into the future for our mission. The funds are to be distributed for programs and activities both inside Living Saviour and for Outreach opportunities outside the church.


At the bottom of this page you can see a list of organizations and projects that have received assistance from the endowment over the past few years.

The Endowment Fund is administered and managed by the Endowment Fund Committee made up of 7 voting members of the congregation approved by the Congregation Council. 2023 Endowment Committee Members are: Barbara Avard – Chair, Steve Axtman – Vice-Chair, Rev. Linda Hatcher, Kristen Haigler, John Williams, and Jean Dunne. Interim Pastor Charlie Zimmerman is an ex-officio member with a vote.

Talk to a member of the committee if you have a request for an organization you feel passionate about supporting or want to contribute to the fund. You can also click here to download the brochure or pick-up a brochure to the left of the sanctuary entrance.

If you have a request for an organization/cause you would like the committee to consider, please click here to get a Request for Funds form.



    • Community Table-Bethlehem Lutheran Church (New Orleans, LA)
    • Community Culinary School of Charlotte
    • Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays, Inc.
    • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
    • Samaritan House
    • Living Saviour Pre-school
    • 2022

        • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
        • Bethlehem Lutheran Church New Orleans Housing Project
        • LS Preschool Software purchase
        • Project Outpour
        • Booth Commons Family Transitional Housing (Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte)
        • Lutheran Disaster Services (Eastern Europe)
        • Oman Rhodon – Eagle Scout Project


        • Smithfield Elementary School (Food Gift Cards)
        • Second Harvest Food Bank
        • GWOH Drive -thru Event (Shred Service)
        • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
        • Nate Forster-Eagle Scout Project expenses
        • Project Outpour
        • On Eagles Wings
        • Community Table – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Orleans


        • Salvation Army Center of Hope (Women and children’s shelter)
        • Pineville Elementary School (for Chromebooks)
        • Living Waters Lutheran Church food bank – Cherokee
        • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
        • Roof Above (homeless shelter)
        • Loaves and Fishes
        • Baby Bundles (provides newborn necessities to mothers in need leaving the hospital)


      • Smithfield Elementary – raffle prizes for fundraiser
      • Pat’s Place
      • LSLC Day Camp (t-shirts and van/gas for field trip)
      • Bibles for Preschool Graduation
      • Smithfield Elementary – backpack program & winter coats/clothes
      • Emmaus – teacher gift boxes/supplies for Thomasboro Academy (West Charlotte)
      • Bethlehem Lutheran Church – Support for “A House Divided” Conference
      • UNCC Cooperative Christian Ministry
      • Housing & Books for Dawn Schaeffer Seminary
      • Larry King’s Clubhouse
      • NC Synod Lifeline Fund
      • On Eagle’s Wings