Jim Jenson accepts the 2000 ALDE Virgil Anderson Award in Seattle.

Dick Engdahl receives the 2004 ALDE President's Award for Volunteer Service from President Michelle Janssen, CFRE, at the 25th ALDE conference in St. Louis.



ALDE 40th Anniversary Celebration 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Concordia University, St Paul 

Ries Tower Building
393 Dunlap Street N
St. Paul MN 55104

Dick Engdahl and Jim Jenson personally invite you to join us in St. Paul for a celebration of ALDE's 40th Anniversary. Being snowbirds, neither Jim nor Dick attended the 40th anniversary conference in Texas, so they thought there should be a celebration in the Twin Cities. We intend to have time to share ALDE memories and, for those retired, to learn about our retirement careers. 

We are pleased that Laurie Brill, ALDE’s new Executive Director, will be with us to provide an update on ALDE’s current landscape, leadership, and future opportunities. The intellectual capital of ALDE members (both current and retired) is of great value, and we hope you will join us on May 21 to help explore the future of ALDE so that it can continue to position itself as a community of fundraising and communication professionals that is rooted in the Lutheran tradition and dedicated to serving God’s people in the church and the world.

We will begin at 2:00 p.m. and conclude with a reception and then a dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of anyone, either retired or no longer active in ALDE, who might also be interested in attending, please forward this e-mail on to them.

Register today - the cost to attend is $35 per person, including dinner, sides, dessert, and beverages (beer and wine).

Tentative Schedule

2:00 p.m. - Welcome, Opening Devotion, ALDE Slideshow Celebrating 40 Years, and Reminiscing

3:00 p.m. - Using Our Skills and Talents In Retirement

3:30 p.m. - Current Landscape, ALDE Leadership, and Opportunities and Challenges

3:45 p.m. - Lori Anderson, Marketing Communications Manager, InFaith Community Foundation

4:00 p.m. - Feedback, Underlying Understandings, Value of ALDE, Other Topics

5:00 p.m. - Reception and Networking With Chapter Members

6:30 p.m. - Dinner