Lupus Butterfly

Our Story

The Lupus Foundation of Southern California (LFSC) originated as a small support group for local lupus patients, growing to become the Lupus Foundation of Southern California, an independent, patient-oriented 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are made up primarily of volunteers, providing service and support for the lupus community in San Diego and beyond.


The LFSC is a member of the Combined Health Agencies commonly referred to as the United Way/Chad Campaign (designation number 5533). We are also a member of the Community Health Charities, and participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (designation number 8027).

Executive Director and Board Members

Elizabeth Savage, Executive Director
Gerardo Becerra, President
Daniel Womack, Vice President and President-Elect
Neda Gappy-Cortez, Vice President and Secretary
Matthew Fitz, Vice President, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary
Janet Silva, Director of Community Outreach
Kim Sharp, Director of Communications

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Your donation of any amount helps us provide valuable services and support to the lupus community in San Diego and beyond. With a minimum donation of $35, you will become a member of the Lupus Foundation of Southern California.