Lutheran Social Services

Making A Difference One Life at a Time

Lutheran Social Services logo Strengthening Individuals, families and communities

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is one of many charitable organizations supported by First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard. Each year, the non-profit agency touches more than 52,000 South Dakota lives and provides a variety of services including: adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, kinship services, childcare and education, disaster response, mental health counseling and more.

While PREMIER supports LSS financially, perhaps our greatest gift is provided by our many dedicated and generous employees … the gift of time, dedication and compassion.

Since the program began in 2001, over 300 PREMIER employees have participated, giving more than 45,000 hours of time to local students. While the results of these actions cannot be calculated numerically, the work of our employees has played an essential role in helping individuals, families and communities find inner strength during difficult and challenging times.

In addition to encouraging volunteerism, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard support the mission of LSS with annual sponsorships including the Mentoring Services Recognition Breakfast, Doing Good on the Green golf tournament in Watertown and a recent leadership gift through the Sioux Falls Chamber Community Appeals Fund Drive which helped make the LSS Campus on East Bank in Sioux Falls a reality.

In 2017, PREMIER was honored to be the LSS Distinguished Corporate Partner of the Year. Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and our work with Lutheran Social Services is just one way PREMIER supports organizations dedicated to helping others.

To learn more about Lutheran Social Services and its mission, visit:


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Lutheran Social Services