To the supporters of LFS Carolinas, we would like to provide you with information about steps taken to minimize costs over the last two years to make sure we continue to provide quality programs for those less fortunate in our community. In order to reduce administrative costs and ensure the continuation of programs that provide critical support to our vulnerable neighbors, LFS has: - Allowed no salary increases for staff on any level in the last two years - Reduced all salaries across the board by three percent - Decreased car allowances across the board by thirty percent - Eliminated gas cards and company cars for staff - Eliminated a pension match benefiting the most highly compensated staff members LFS has also, under a grant given to us by The Duke Endowment (TDE), undergone a decentralization process through which corporate leadership has been dispersed to the four geographic hubs where LFS is headquartered- Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, NC and Columbia, SC. With funding provided by TDE, LFS was able to create an Executive Director position in each of our hubs to help us most effectively reach out to and meet the needs of these communities. LFS is an agency of nearly 250 staff members, serving more than 14,000 individuals each year across two states. Administrative functions such as fundraising, finance and management are critical to keeping our programs running and maintaining the highest quality of services to people in need. We continually evaluate the operations of our agency and we strive always to make improvements that will benefit our clients and our communities. We invite you to submit any questions or concerns you may have about our agency and the work we do at 1-800-HELPING or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Flush your money down the commode, or give it to the first Vice President or "Executive Director" from LFS you meet, because either way it will end up in their pockets anyway. Those horror stories you hear about Non-profit faith-based agencies are not myths. This organization is a perfect example! Every year they "re-organize" the agency structure to keep everyone confused and hide the raises they give themselves, (I think the CEO has ADHD). Every year their budget gets smaller, they sell off assets, cut services to the needy, lay off direct care staff,hire more management, operate with a $1,000,000.00 deficit in the last five years -- Yet the CEO and "Executive Directors" get 10-15% salary increases on a yearly basis. Where else in the business world can you run a business, lose over $250,000.00 in one year, and give yourself a $15,000.00 raise - a new SUV for yourself and 10 other "Vice Presidents" - new office furniture - Blackberries for everyone, and refuse to fund everyone else's retirement until you feel like it. The shame is the CEO thinks she is doing a wonderful job and all her VPs, "Executive Directors of Hubs", won't tell the Empress she has on no clothes. Any one there who spoke the truth to Her Highness was shown the door, or was smart enough to get out before she had the chance. I would send family members to the kennel before I would send them to an LFS program - Not because of the direct care staff, who work extremely hard, but because of the lack of program funding due to a 28% administrative cut that is hidden in a maze of tax code prestidigitation. What a shame. Padding your own nests at the expense of the most vulnerable and needy, under the guise of doing God's work.