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01/28/2021

New Executive Director to Lead Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation

Mike George Executive Director of Genacross Lutheran Services FoundationTOLEDO, Ohio, January 27, 2021 – Genacross Lutheran Services has announced the appointment of Michael A. George, CFRE, as Executive Director for the Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation.

As a member of the senior leadership team of Genacross, Mr. George will be responsible for leading and strengthening a comprehensive fundraising program in support of the organization’s mission and goals.

“Mike joins Genacross after an extensive search to ensure we found the perfect person to fill this valuable role,” said Rick Marshall, President/CEO.  “He comes to us with many years of philanthropic experience with mission-focused organizations.”

Most recently, Mr. George served as Vice President for Philanthropic Services & Advancement at the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, where he led the fundraising department and was a member of the executive leadership team. Prior to his work with the Toledo Community Foundation, he was Director of Development & Annual Fund at Lourdes University.

“I look forward to working with our current supporters and also sharing the incredible work the Genacross ministries accomplish with those who may not know what we do,” said Mr. George, who resides in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Mr. George is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration. He obtained his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2016. The CFRE certification program is an internationally recognized course of study for fundraisers dedicated to setting professional standards in philanthropy.

In addition, he is past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Northwest Ohio Chapter and is a member of the Toledo Estate Planning Council and the Society of Financial Services Professionals.

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