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Growing healthy. Growing resilient. Growing together.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) welcomes you to our 2021 Benefit for Youth. Our livestream will begin at 12:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time on Tuesday, May 18.

Children grow and flourish when they are rooted in a caring, nurturing community. By joining us today, you are helping cultivate such a community for youth across our state.

Your generosity makes it possible for LSS Youth & Family Services to offer thousands of young Minnesotans the support they need to thrive. Please give today.

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Matching Gift

Achieved! All gifts are currently being matched, dollar for dollar, up to $40,000 thanks to the generosity of Luther Tweeten in memory of his wife, Eloyce.


Achieved! Gifts of any amount will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 thanks to the generosity of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

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Your generosity today means a brighter future for young Minnesotans. Please make a gift to support LSS Youth & Family Services.  

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Thank you to all whose generosity makes our services possible.

BFY News & Updates

Follow along for stories of hope and information about the 2021 Benefit for Youth.


Today, Your Gift Goes Twice As Far for Minnesota’s Youth

MAY 18, 2021

We are overwhelmed by the growing outpouring of support for LSS Youth & Family Services. LSS is especially grateful for the enduring leadership of one of our most faithful partners, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

For the 2021 Benefit for Youth, the Schulze Family Foundation has generously offered to match every gift we receive, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. That means that your gift of any amount will be doubled automatically until we reach this $100,000 goal.

Watch the matching gift board above to see our progress. If you haven’t done so already, please make a gift today that will impact the lives of twice as many young Minnesotans in the year to come.

Once again, we thank the Schulze Family Foundation for their inspiring generosity and their ongoing commitment to “enabling transformational change to benefit our communities.”


Need Help? Please Call Us.

MAY 18, 2021

LSS warmly welcomes guests from across Minnesota and beyond to our 2021 Benefit for Youth. Today’s livestream will begin at 12:00 p.m. Central Time.

If you have questions, need technical assistance, or wish to make your gift by phone, please call LSS Development Events at 651.432.4731 between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. today. Members of our team will be standing by and more than happy to help.


A Match in Memory of Eloyce Tweeten

MAY 17, 2021

Our virtual gathering to support Minnesota’s youth is almost here. Today, we are grateful to announce that Luther Tweeten has offered to match gifts of any amount, dollar for dollar, up to $40,000.



This generous gift was made in loving memory of Dr. Tweeten’s wife, Eloyce Tweeten. Please join us in thanking the Tweeten family for their legacy of care for our youngest neighbors.


Are you a natural connector? We need you!

MAY 1, 2021

You can grow connections for young Minnesotans by serving as a Benefit for Youth Host. Hosts invite their family, friends, congregation, co-workers – anyone you know who shares your commitment to supporting children and youth – to attend our virtual gathering here on Tuesday, May 18. To learn more about becoming a BFY Host, please contact LSS Development Events at 651.969.2309 or .