Brunch benefits programs of Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) is seeking sponsors, table hosts and volunteers for its South Puget Sound Fund-raising Brunch March 16 at Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma.

With the title “New Horizons,” the annual brunch is LCSNW’s largest fund-raiser for the Tacoma area. Proceeds benefit the organization’s programs such as Home Care, Senior Companion, Senior Media Services (Senior Scene, Where to Turn and, Meals on Wheels and Support U.

Bishop Rick Jaech of the Southwestern Washington Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will serve as serve as master of ceremonies for the event.

Roberta Nestaas, LCSNW president and CEO, will deliver her final presidential address at the brunch and outline the organization’s future. Nestaas will retire July 1 after holding the reins at LCSNW for more than 20 years.

Also during the brunch, Linda Dybwad of Zion Lutheran Church will be presented the John Briehl Award for her contributions to furthering LCSNW’s ission of health, justice and hope.

Information on serving as a sponsor, hosting a table or volunteering at the brunch is available from Julie Kissick Malloy, special events coordinator, at 253-298-9170 and