Member Recognition

Lutheran Services in America honors members for their exceptional work and leadership, and for exemplifying our core values.

The Awards

Annual Membership Awards

The Innovator Award recognizes a member organization that is pioneering new solutions, technology or business practices to solve complex issues. This member is forward-thinking and extending beyond its own mission to strengthen the Lutheran social ministry network across the country. Ultimately, their breakthrough solutions are designed to lift up the nation’s most vulnerable people and help ensure that all Americans can live abundant lives.

The Micah Award recognizes a member organization that is leading the way in its work in addressing justice, mercy and equity. This member’s leadership in race equity, inclusion and diversity is truly inspirational and best exemplifies the spirit of Micah 6:8, “Act justly, and love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.”

Results Innovation Lab Awards

The Beacon Award recognizes peer coaches from the Results Innovation Lab for advancing transformative change for children, youth and families through exceptional leadership across the Lutheran Services in America network. Recipients of this award use data-driven approaches to address underlying racial disparities that stack the deck against children and families of color.

The Scion Award recognizes leaders for their commitment to learning and development in the Results Innovation Lab and dedication to improving outcomes for children, youth and families. The award recipients were selected by the Results Network facilitators, peer leaders, and Lutheran Services in America staff based on the leadership they demonstrated on their team and their understanding and application of the results-based leadership tools and concepts.