American Lung Association: Lung Association in Wisconsin Leadership Board awarded Gold Standard distinction

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Honor recognizes the highest level of volunteer engagement in Lung Association fundraising, awareness building and mission delivery in support of the organization’s life-saving mission.

MILWAUKEE (October 24, 2022) – The American Lung Association is proud to announce the naming of the Lung Association in Wisconsin Local Leadership Board as recipient of the organization’s highest distinction, reaching the Gold Standard level of service.

This designation recognizes the all-volunteer Wisconsin Leadership Board’s nation-leading achievements in fundraising, mission execution, awareness building and advocacy efforts in support of the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

“I am thrilled to accept this honor on behalf of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin’s Leadership Board whose singular vision always has been to make our state a healthier and better place to live,” said Aaron Lispki, Chair, Lung Association in Wisconsin Local Leadership Board. “Until lung disease is eliminated, we continue to welcome leaders from across Wisconsin to join us in this important mission.”

To achieve the “Gold Standard” distinction, Local Leadership Boards must reach aggressive benchmarks of Board Operations, including ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and participation, Fundraising and Mission Engagement in their regions. To date, only a total of ten Leadership Boards have reached this level of distinction, with many others attaining Silver or Bronze status on their way to Gold.

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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: