LSC Good Shepherds are members of an honorary group whose level of financial or volunteer services provides a core of caring for LSC ministries. Annually, LSC pays tribute to these supporters at a series of Shepherd Society dinners held in North and South Carolina. Honored at these dinners are LSC's Philanthropists of the Year, who are individuals, families, or organizations who have demonstrated extraordinary financial commitment and wholehearted support for the LSC ministry.
North Carolina Philanthropists of the Year
Glen and Susan Ketner, below left, have accepted the LSC Philanthropist of the Year award on behalf of the Glenn E. and Addie G. Ketner Famiy Foundation and the whole Ketner family, which has supported Trinity Oaks in Salisbury throughout its history. The Ketners have recently given generously to the Changing Spaces campaign, which will fund major renovations at Trinity Oaks.
Also named Philanthropist of the Year is Dr. Christopher Herman, below right, the medical director at Trinity Glen in Winston-Salem. Herman, who is president of Physicians Eldercare, is loved and respected by the Trinity Glen staff. He gives to LSC annually, always with the understanding that his donation will be used to buy the equipment most needed by residents at Trinity Glen. Over the years, he has helped buy wheelchairs, a bariatric shower chair, and lift slings.
South Carolina Philanthropist of the Year
LSC's South Carolina Philanthropist of the Year is Grove Medical, Inc., based in Greenville. As the distributor for most of LSC's medical supplies for its nursing homes, Grove Medical makes LSC resident care a priority. Beyond the business relationship, Grove Medical has generously supported LSC's Keeping the Promise campaign as well as the Trinity Oaks golf tournament since 2009. And in 2015, Grove made a generous annual fund gift to LSC. Below are LSC's Elliott Williams and Shannon Wasmer and David York, representing Grove Medical.