Category: General News

Prestigious 2021 Philanthropic Award Winners Announced

  •  April 06, 2021

LCFS President and CEO Mike Bertrand named Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year by Executive Service Corps CHICAGO, April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Executive Service Corps is the premier nonprofit consultancy with the mission of making nonprofits successful. To achieve our mission, we provide consulting, coaching, and professional services to over 150 nonprofit organizations […]

Hope in the Face of Adversity

  •  March 11, 2021

“Hope itself is like a star — not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity.” – 18th Century preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon Over the past year, we’ve all experienced much adversity as a result of the pandemic: as a nation, an agency, and in […]

Urgent Nonprofit Policy Priorities in Reforms to CARES Act

  •  July 17, 2020

  Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois was one of nearly 4,000 nonprofit organizations from all 50 states that signed onto a recent broad coalition letter to Congressional leaders, urging lawmakers to include four essential policy proposals in the next COVID-19 relief legislation. Continue Emergency Funding Programs that provide nonprofits with financial support enabling […]

LCFS Statement: We’re committed to dismantling systemic racism

  •  June 01, 2020

  The last several weeks and months in the United States have been deeply saddening. As a nation, we’ve witnessed the institutionalized violence against our African American brothers and sisters that occurs every day and has for centuries. With that we’re also seeing justifiable anger, rage and grief being expressed. Lutheran Child and Family Services […]

Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty

  •  April 17, 2020

  By: Brent Diers, LCSW, LCFS Director of Clinical Services If you’re like me, you’ve been wandering through all of those zones in this graphic – back and forth – in the midst of these challenging times.  The feelings of fear, uncertainty and being out of control we all feel right now are familiar and omnipresent […]



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