Lutheran Services in America brings together over 300 health and human services providers in their 2015 Annual Conference “Farther Together: Stronger Tomorrow” in San Antonio, Texas

Monday, April 20, 2015

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Liliana Pettenkofer

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.

“The theme ‘Farther Together: Stronger Tomorrow’ envisions a network of connected, strong and thriving Lutheran social ministries that transform the lives of people and communities.  By working together, we are deepening the value and leveraging the strength of our incredibly diverse network so we may bring hope to more lives both today and in the future,” said Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America. “The conference program is based on those collective efforts, focusing on topics like innovative partnerships, business models, navigating change, measuring success and funding.”

The Conference program includes thought-leaders from multiple industries, including four foundations, The Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and Andy Roddick Foundation; plenary speakers from Communities in Schools, Inc., LaPiana Consulting, and FSG; over thirty LSA member organizations, including the host member Upbring (The New Lutheran Social Services of the South) and organizations such as Stanford Youth Solutions, The Mach 1 Group, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Administration for Community Living, the Center for the Study of Social Policy;  and experts like Jennifer McCrea, Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard. To learn more about the LSA 2015 Annual Conference, visit


About Lutheran Services in America: Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is one of the largest health and human services networks in the country with more than 300 members that provide a broad range of critical services from health care to children and family services, senior services, disaster relief, refugee services, disability support, housing, and employment support, among others. Collectively, LSA members serve 1 in 50 Americans each year in thousands of communities across the United States and are open to all regardless of their religious affiliation or social or economic background. LSA is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, please visit  

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