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David Kahle of LSS Receives ALDE’s Virgil Anderson Award


DavidcolorwebDavid Kahle, LSS Senior Vice President for Advancement, was recently awarded the prestigious Virgil Anderson Award at the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE) annual conference in Reno, Nevada.

The Virgil Anderson Award is presented annually to an ALDE member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership, shows extraordinary service to the development profession, participation in and service to ALDE, exhibits a positive influence among his peers and serves the church and community at large.

ALDE is an international organization and resource for fundraising and communication professionals that is rooted in the Lutheran tradition of the Christian faith and dedicated to serving God’s people in the church and the world.

Kahle, who has been with LSS since September 1992, oversees the endowment and deferred giving programs. He served a two-year term as the National President of ALDE.

Kahle was nominated by his peers, who acknowledged, “David has a deep commitment to the mission of Lutheran Social Services and making sure the wishes of the donor always come first.  He is gifted at matching donors with opportunity and helping them create meaningful legacies. David has given peace of mind to many as he matches their passions with their philanthropic goals.”

Kahle is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University, and prior to joining LSS, was a development director for a national organization serving people with developmental disabilities and spent more than seven years as a vice president in commercial banking. Currently, he serves on boards for the Bethesda Lutheran Home Foundation and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cedar Park. Kahle resides in Austin with his wife Kim.

Join us in congratulating David Kahle on this esteemed, and well-deserved, award!

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