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

Washington, DC, August 03, 2015 --( 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.

Now in its eighteenth year, The NonProfit Times annually highlights 50 of the nonprofit sector’s leaders for innovation, influence on the sector and for developing organizational models that can be replicated. Power & Influence Top 50 honorees are chosen based upon their current influence and the novel plans they have created for the future of the service sector.

Honorees were selected from a group of approximately 300 nonprofit leaders by a committee of NPT staff, contributors and a select group of executives. Haberaecker is one of 19 new honorees on the 2015 list. Honorees will be recognized at the annual NPT Power & Influence top 50 Gala at the National Press Club in September. Diana Aviv of Independent Sector, Kathy Calvin of the United Nations Foundation, Bill Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, JoAnn Jenkins of AARP and Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation are among the other leaders included on this year’s list.

According to the NonProfit Times, “Haberaecker is a great consensus builder and has stepped up LSA’s presence in Washington, D.C. since she took over in July 2012. LSA’s 300 member agencies touch 1 in 50 Americans annually.”

“I’m extremely honored to be named to The NonProfit Times’ ‘Power & Influence Top 50 list,’ but this recognition is really a reflection of our amazing network of Lutheran social ministry organizations. I’m humbled to serve on behalf of our members who work every day to help transform lives. The LSA network is an incredible group of organizations with a shared history of purpose rooted in the principles of collective responsibility to 'walk alongside our neighbor' and strengthen vulnerable, low-income communities,” said Haberaecker.

“I’d also like to recognize our dedicated team and our Board of Directors who support our members in this legacy of service innovation, which has enabled Lutheran health and human services organizations to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of communities in need for over a century."

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About Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated: 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 people 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. The LSA network is ranked at #20 on the Philanthropy 400, an annual listing of top charitable groups, and has a combined revenue of $21 billion. 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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