Cynthia Halverson joins the PW Advisory Board

We are pleased to welcome Cynthia Halverson to the Advisory Board

Cynthia is the Executive Director for Mission Advancement at the Evangelical Covenant Church, were she has served as the chief development officer since 2011. For the past 32 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 ECC, Halverson served as director for development services for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and as 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.

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