Lutheran Services in America (LSA) has announced the establishment of the LSA Disaster Network to build partnerships and obtain additional resources for Lutheran social ministry organizations active in disaster services. The LSA Disaster Network will leverage the experience, expertise, and national footprint of LSA member organizations to increase members’ ability to help local communities prepare, respond and recover from declared and undeclared disasters. LSA organizations are actively involved in disasters large and small; from recovery efforts in Super Storm Sandy to flooding in the rural communities of North Dakota.
April 20, 2015 (Washington, D.C.) – Lutheran Services in America (LSA), one of the largest health and human services networks in the country, is hosting its 2015 Annual Conference, ‘Farther Together: Stronger Tomorrow,’ in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is held at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk from Monday, April 20 to Thursday, April 23 and is bringing together over 300 organizations to discuss new opportunities and challenges affecting the nonprofit world in the United States.
Attention continues to be given to the influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) crossing the borders into the United States. This year, more than 60,000 refugee minors are expected to enter the U.S. from Central America and other regions, and that number is expected to double in 2015.
We are thrilled to announce that our longstanding Affinity Partnership with the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) has reached a milestone year! Providing exclusive unemployment and HR resources to our members for 15 years, UST has been and will continue to be an invaluable program benefit—dedicated to the education and advancement of nonprofits nationwide.
The charitable and philanthropic sector achieved a victory today with the House approving legislation (H.R. 4719) that would significantly increase charitable giving in the United States.
The Lutheran Services in America Disability Network (LSA-DN) held its 2014 Summer Meeting in Columbus, OH from August 5-8. They gathered the LSA-DN Policy Advisory Team (PAT) and Housing Forum.
LSA would like to thank all who participated in our #ThanksBob campaign. We received dozens of messages and well wishes through our Facebook and Twitter pages for Bob Francis, LSA’s outgoing Public Policy and Advocacy Director. LSA joins you in thanking Bob for his services and wishing him well in his next chapter!
Join LSA at our 2015 events hosted in Safety Harbor, FL and San Antonio, TX!
Join your fellow Lutheran Services in America colleagues from across the nation at the LSA Member Reception hosted at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Nashville, TN. RSVP today and don’t miss this special opportunity to connect and share with other LSA members. Plan to attend the reception with your friends, family, and staff members – all are welcome. You will also be joined by LSA's President and CEO, Charlotte Haberaecker, and VP, Member Engagement, Shannon Steene, at the event.
Lutheran Services in America would like to acknowledge Pastor David Keller, who is retiring from the position of President and CEO of Luther Manor Senior Living Community in Wisconsin, one of LSA’s member organizations. A reception was planned for September 24 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, to celebrate his retirement.