About LFSC


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).

2024 Lupus SoCal Board of Directors


Elizabeth Savage, Executive Director
Neda Gappy-Cortez, President
Matthew Fitz, Secretary
Gerardo Becerra, Treasurer
Daniel Womack, Director of Operations
Emmitt Henderson III, Director of Communications
Adriana Gonzalez, Director of Fundraising
Carly Lemmon, Director of Social Media


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.

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