Connections. They are essential to every aspect of our lives - personal, spiritual and professional. While they tie us to our past and ground us in tradition and identity, connections are key to moving forward. As Christians, we value connections to our past, to the larger community and to each other. These connections tie us together in community and move us forward in faith for service in and to the world.

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2021 ALDE Virtual Awards Ceremony

Some of our 2021 award winners from Indiana.

Congratulations to all our award recipients, who we honored June 15 during the 2021 ALDE Virtual Awards Ceremony! Thank you to all who attended - over ONE HUNDRED viewers! We had so much fun, and it was a joy surprising the recipients:

Doug Mason, Gonser Gerber - Virgil Anderson Award for Excellence in Philanthropy
• Ashley Wiehe, Concordia Lutheran High School - Jay Bleeke Young Professional Award
• Mark and Georgia Ulmschneider - Spirit of Giving Award
 Linda Timmons, Mosaic - Outstanding Executive Award
• Jon Dize, CFRE, The Lutheran Schools - President’s Award
• Aaron Cooper, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois - Creativity Award
• Gay Gonnerman, The Food Group, and Tharan Leopold, ELCA Foundation - Northstar Chapter - Chapter and Chapter Leaders of the Year

If you couldn't attend live, watch the recording:

As so much has changed around the world since March 2020, much has changed in ALDE and philanthropy, too. Key people have shown inspirational leadership in the field of development, and 
we celebrate their impact. The award recipients will also be honored in person during the awards ceremony held at IGNITE: Milwaukee 2022.

Registration open for the ...
Faith & Fundraising Conference 2022
February 22-25, 2022
Hilton Milwaukee City Center

After more than a year of pivots and uncertainty, we are excited to announce a piece of good news… a new collaboration between ALDE and TNPA’s Catholic Development Council to co-present an in-person conference for fundraisers with a focus on faith. Learn more and register today.