About ACF


Formerly known as "The Association of Lutheran Development Executives," we now serve a broader audience:

ACF is an international community of 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.


ACF es una organización internacional de profesionales de recaudación de fondos y comunicaciones que tiene sus raíces en la tradición luterana de la fe cristiana y se dedica a servir a al pueblo de Dios en la iglesia y el mundo.

Members come from a wide variety of organizations: congregations, schools, outdoor ministries, retreat centers, youth ministries, higher education, seminaries, campus ministries, districts/synods, church bodies, financial services, charitable foundations, consulting firms, museums, arts/culture, social ministries/services, health care, and more.

Core Values

Vocation drives Faith-filled Service, which requires Rigorous, High Quality Education as well as Mentoring and Collaboration in the context of professional Collegiality lived out through, and spilling over into, Friendships, Connections and Relationships.

Mission Graphics

ALDE inspires, educates, and mentors the Christian fundraising community to spark generosity for mission.

Inspirar, educar, y guiar la comunidad cristiana de recaudación de fondos para despertar la generosidad para la misión.


ALDE will become the leading resource for Lutheran and other Christian fundraising and communication professionals.

Financial Statements

Annual Report

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