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LSS Foundation, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI

Cynthia Halverson is the President of the LLS Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. For the past 34 years, Cindy has worked in fund development for nonprofit organizations in a variety of field and leadership positions where she has gained extensive experience in comprehensive program management and major and planned gift development.

Prior to her work with the LSS Foundation, Halverson served as Executive Director for Advancement for the Evangelical Covenant Church (2011 - 2015); President of the ELCA Foundation (2007 - 2011); Director of the ELCA Fund for Leaders in Mission (1999 – 2007); Vice President for Resource Development for Lutheran Social Service of Illinois (1989 – 1997); and Director of Development for Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (1982 - 1989).

Halverson served as Vice President of The Alford Group (1997 – 1999), a national consulting firm, working with a variety of clients in campaign management, major gift cultivation and solicitation, and fundraising planning and management.

Cindy is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Gift Annuities and Concordia Place; a multi-generational community based nonprofit organization in Chicago.  She is a member of the Association of Lutheran Development Professionals.  

Halverson is a graduate of Valparaiso University.