Jason LeeVice President of Philanthropy and Church Relations
Jason Lee is LSI’s vice president of philanthropy and church relations, overseeing efforts to raise nearly $3 million every year for LSI’s mission of responding to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service. Jason has served in this role since April of 2015.
LSI’s philanthropy and church relations team partners with the three Iowa synods of the ELCA and thousands of individuals, churches, foundations and corporations across Iowa who care deeply about Iowa children, families and adults.
“It is a great joy and blessing to share LSI’s mission with donors who have the heart for helping others and the capacity to make a difference through their financial support and ministry partnership,” Jason says. “We have the honor of building upon a legacy of faith-driven generosity and compassionate services across Iowa for more than 150 years.”
Jason joined LSI in 2013 as an advancement officer, later transitioning to the role of director of planned giving and major gifts. Prior to LSI, he served as executive director of the ALS Association’s Iowa Chapter for seven years.
He is an alumnus of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, where he is active on the Alumni Committee. He serves as a member of the Mid-Iowa Planned Giving Council Board of Directors, the Rotary Club of Ames and the Story County Alliance for Philanthropy.
Jason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and human performance from Iowa State University. Prior to college and his career in non-profit leadership and fundraising, he played professional baseball at four levels of the minor league system for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Residents of Ames, Jason and his wife, Jen, have six children. They are adoptive and foster parents and active in supporting adoptive families in their church and community. Outside of his work with LSI, Jason enjoys spending time with Jen and the kids, reading, and living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Jason can be reached at:
Lutheran Services in Iowa
1323 Northwestern Avenue
Ames, IA 50010