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Did You Know? LSA Members Receive a 25% discount with the Council on Accreditation (COA)

If you're considering accreditation for your organization or would like to learn more about the process and benefits of accreditation, the Council on Accreditation (COA) is the place to start. Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is a sponsoring agency of COA, which means that organizations that are members of LSA are eligible for a 25% discount from COA.

Two New Directors Called to Serve on Lutheran Services in America Board

Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA) has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Reverend John Barton Day, executive director of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Office of National Mission, and Reverend Donald J. Fondow, district president of the Minnesota North District of The LCMS, joined as Class B Board Directors as of August 10, 2015.

Lutheran Services in America Successfully Meets Thrivent Financial Foundation’s $50,000 Challenge Grant

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is thrilled to announce that it has met the Thrivent Financial Foundation's (Thrivent) Challenge Grant for the LSA 20-500 Fund, a three-year fundraising campaign commemorating and building towards LSA's 20th anniversary and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Thrivent's Challenge Grant matched $1 for every $1 raised from individual donors up to $25,000. Upon successful completion of the Challenge, Thrivent generously made a second grant of $25,000 to the LSA 20-500 Fund.

Nonprofit Times Magazine Recognizes Lutheran Services in America in Annual Power & Influence Top 50 List

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) President and CEO, Charlotte Haberaecker, has been honored as one of this year's recipients of The NonProfit Times magazine's "Power & Influence Top 50" listing for her impact on behalf of the LSA network and Lutheran social ministry. LSA is one of the nation's largest health and human services networks, touching the lives of one in 50 people in the U.S. every year. The network spans the spectrum of care, providing critical services in communities across the country, from health care to disaster relief, senior care, refugee resettlement, disability support, housing, veterans' services and more.

Lutheran Services in America represented the LSA network at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

On July 13, Lutheran Services in America (LSA) President and CEO Charlotte Haberaecker represented the LSA network at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA). This invitation only, once-a-decade forum took place at the White House, and brought together nearly 200 aging policy experts, thought leaders, Administration officials, and Members of Congress to discuss the issues that will help shape the landscape for older Americans over the next ten years. LSA is the largest faith-based group serving older adults in the United States, representing close to 200 Lutheran social ministry organizations that provide care for seniors.

Lutheran Services in America Elects New Board Members & Officers

Lutheran Services in America, Inc. (LSA) has elected to its Board of Directors Jodi Harpstead, president and CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, and Christie Hinrichs, president and CEO of Nebraska-based organization Tabitha. Dr. Bruce Kintz, president and CEO of Concordia Publishing House, has been appointed to the Board as a Class B Board Director.

LSA Convenes the Children, Youth and Family Working Group in Washington, DC

Are we measuring the right things? Are we asking the right questions? How do we use data to improve our programs? These and more were the questions 15 members of the LSA Children, Youth and Family Community of Practice asked as they came together in partnership on June 25 at the LSA headquarters in Washington, DC. The group convened with the purpose of achieving positive outcomes for the children and families they support.

Kimberly Roque Joins LSA Member Engagement Team

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) welcomes Kim Roque to our network. Effective June 15, Kim serves as the new Director of Member Engagement, based at the LSA national headquarters office in Washington, D.C. In this role, Kim is a key member of the team responsible for supporting and connecting our membership. Her responsibilities include leading the development and implementation of LSA’s signature events – the Lutheran Leadership Summit and the LSA Annual Conference – as well as leading several peer networks and communities of practice.

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