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1/8/17 - Ken Lackner

   1/8/17 - Ken Lackner

1/8/17 - Ken Lackner

As a volunteer in Tyler, Ken Lackner feels inspired to serve with 89.5 KVNE/KGLY FM Christian Radio Station and The Mentoring Alliance because he is passionate about supporting the efforts of not-for-profit organizations as they build and strengthen the body of Christ in East Texas. 

Mr. Lackner became a member of the 89.5 KVNE/KGLY FM Christian Radio Station board of directors in 2010 and served the board until 2015. He rejoined the board in 2017. During his first term on the board, Mr. Lackner served two years as the chairman and was integral in leading the process of building the organization’s new radio studio. 

Mr. Lackner joined the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of East Texas in 2014 and served as chairman in 2015. During that time, the organization became a part of The Mentoring Alliance, an umbrella organization that also runs Gospel Village and Rose City Summer Camps. The Mentoring Alliance is a Christ-centered, intentionally multi-ethnic ministry, which mobilizes its volunteers to provide help and hope to kids and families. 

 “For me, volunteerism is an act of gratitude and obedience to God. I feel that He has put me in situations through my volunteer service where I was able to be a blessing to those organizations,” Mr. Lackner said. “There’s no better feeling than having courtside seats when God decides to do something great!”

Born in Hempstead, New York, Mr. Lackner has resided in Tyler for 32 years. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for 30 years and are the parents of two adult children. Mr. Lackner is a graduate of Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Lackners are members of First Baptist Church.

“My profession as a wealth management advisor has allowed me to manage the financial assets of about 20 not-for-profit organizations in our region, which has given me an excellent vantage point to see the generous culture of caring and giving that exists in the East Texas community. I can also say that a great number of charitable organizations in our area are as good at what they do as any organization of their kind in the country. We may live in a smaller urban area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t operate our non-profit organizations with excellence,” Mr. Lackner said.


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