Faith-Based Nonprofit and Ministry News – August 2016

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National Lutheran’s President & CEO Larry Bradshaw Joins Lutheran Services in America’s Board of Directors

President and chief executive officer for National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) Larry Bradshaw has been elected to Lutheran Services in America’s Board of Directors for a three year term, effective July 1. According to the press release, Bradshaw holds more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit senior living industry, having served as the president and CEO for NLCS for six years. He’s an active part of LSA’s CEO Academy since 2010 and has also served as a CCAS (now CARF) Commissioner and Chair of CCAC’s Financial Advisory Panel.

Bankers Healthcare Group Partners with Food For The Poor to Build Water Systems for Haitian Orphanages

Bankers Healthcare Group is helping Food for the Poor give two orphanages in Haiti access to clean water by launching its own fundraising campaign specifically for the cause. According to a press release, the campaign, which runs through August, will consist not only of employee contributions but a $25 donation from the company for each funded loan up to $10,000. BHG, which provides financial solutions for healthcare professionals, also recently donated backpacks filled with school supplies for 500 children in Haiti, who often cannot attend school without those necessary items. 

Catholic Charities Announce New Executive Director

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana has chosen Meg Goorley as its new executive director, effective July 1. She has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofits in Northwest Louisiana, most recently serving as the director of development for the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Catholic Charities provides aid to those in need through emergency assistance, financial education, immigration integration services, healthy eating initiatives and services and learning programs for low-income families, according to the Shreveport Times.

Bob Rodgers Named New President and CEO of Street Grace

Street Grace, a faith-based organization which seeks to end domestic minor sex trafficking in Metro Atlanta and throughout the U.S., has named Bob Rodgers its new president and CEO. Rodgers, who will be the organization’s second president thus far, most recently served as president of Richmont Graduate University since 2012, the press release reports. Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson has been CEO since the organization’s inception in 2009.

Catholic Church Explores Impact Investing

Catholic Relief Services and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace held a three-day Vatican conference June 26-28, 2016 surrounding impact investing, including a three-day workshop beforehand for speakers to discuss among themselves concepts related to faith-based social enterprise and impact investing. Carolyn Woo, President of CRS, says though the Catholic Church’s social mission ad missionary zeal has not wavered, it typically lacks capital. Now that there are more funds available as a result of a mindset change from the private sector, she asked if some of CRS’ ministries could be sustained by a larger pool of capital. Some of the money coming in from capital investing funds is actually Catholic money, she explained, but it’s not being invested in Catholic ministries “because they haven’t organized themselves to be able to use investment capital,” reports Nonprofit Quarterly.

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