Salvation Army Bestows Mike Cassling with Distinguished Service Award

Oct 30, 2023
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The Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service was given to Mike Cassling to mark the culmination of his three-year tenure as Chair of the National Advisory Board. The honor represents a fitting capstone to a dedicated record of service dating back more than 20 years.

Omaha, Nebraska (October 30, 2023) – The Salvation Army has honored Mike Cassling, Chairman of CQuence Health, with the highest mark of appreciation available to non-Salvationists.

Mike Cassling received the Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service in September 2023 at the organization’s National Advisory Board meeting. It came as Cassling closed out his three-year tenure as the Chair of the National Advisory Board and was given in recognition of the more than two decades Cassling has helped further the mission of The Salvation Army.

“Mike has been a true leader in every sense of the word on the National Advisory Board,” said Dale Bannon, DEL, National Community Relations & Development Secretary Director at The Salvation Army National Headquarters. “The systems he has put in place during his tenure have made the board more effective and will impact its contribution to The Salvation Army for years to come.”

Cassling began serving The Salvation Army in 2002. He was instrumental in the launch of the organization’s William Booth Society of high-dollar donors and, along with his wife Elizabeth, has been the chair of the D.J.’s Hero Awards program in Omaha. That program’s scholarships and support of community programs in Nebraska have helped hundreds of teenagers get the financial backing they need to thrive in college and become an integral part of their local communities.

Mike Cassling - DJ Heroes Luncheon


He took office as Chair of the National Advisory Board in 2021 during the pandemic. In that position, he led the organization through the challenge of working in and adapting to a virtual environment. “He also restructured meetings to enable more flexibility and strategic problem-solving, all while continuing to push forward The Salvation Army’s mission and increase its impact," said Bannon.

“It’s an honor to receive this award from an organization that I have the utmost respect and admiration for,” said Mike Cassling. “The Salvation Army is changing lives throughout the world, and I feel blessed to play a role in the good they do. Even though my three-year tenure as Chair is up, I look forward to continuing to support the organization in as many ways as possible, hoping to give to them the same dedication they give to so many others throughout the world.”

Cassling is Chairman of CQuence Health (CQ), which has spent decades supporting various Salvation Army initiatives. The Angel Tree, Adopt-A-Family program, Tree of Lights campaign and Red Kettle campaign are examples of things CQ and its employees have participated in over the years. In 2022, the company also provided donation matches up to $25,000 during The Salvation Army’s Corporate Red Kettle Challenge.




About the Salvation Army

In 2023, The Salvation Army helped nearly 24 million people overcome poverty, addiction, and spiritual and economic hardships by preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and meeting human needs in His name without discrimination in nearly every zip code. By providing food, shelter, eviction prevention assistance, emergency disaster relief, rehabilitation, after-school and summer youth programs, spiritual enrichment, and more, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at nearly 7,000 centers of operation around the country. For more information, visit Follow us on X @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

About CQuence Health

CQuence Health shapes the future of healthcare by providing strategic guidance, professional services, and investment capital to some of the industry’s most innovative companies. CQuence fosters and supports entrepreneurs from bold ideas to thriving business venture and everywhere along that sequence, maximizing their impact on patient lives and the community.

CQuence Health is selective in its funding approach — supporting strong business ideas that have real potential to reshape healthcare. In addition to capital, CQ’s strategic guidance ensures entrepreneurs have the business and financial resources to become long-lasting enterprises, leading the charge for a better world. Our portfolio companies also benefit from professional services, such as research, marketing, human resources, accounting, and IT support from experts with decades of experience in their respective fields.

To view CQuence’s full portfolio and see firsthand the impact CQuence is making in the healthcare space, visit