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Thomas & Jo Anne Riddle Fund for a Greater Lehigh Valley

The Thomas & Jo Anne Riddle Fund for a Greater Lehigh Valley was established in 2016 as a donor-advised fund that will contribute to the community now and in the future.

The Riddle family has been active in the community since the beginning with Thomas’s great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Henry Antes, signing the deed to establish the Bethlehem area.  Thomas discovered his important ancestry after moving back to the region in the 1970s as a football recruit for Lafayette College, where he received a BA in Mathematics and Economics. He later obtained his MBA from Lehigh University and met his wife and started his family. 

Thomas went on to establish Valley National Financial Advisors in 1985.Thomas is active in the Bethlehem community, serving as a member of the boards of the Historic Bethlehem Partnership, the Boy Scouts of America-Minsi Trails Council, and the ArtsQuest Foundation.  Jo Anne is equally committed to community endeavors with a focus on supporting programs dedicated to the betterment of women and children.

The Riddle family’s deep roots in the area encouraged them to establish this fund for generational philanthropy to continue to preserve the history of the region.


Gifts in the form of a check can be made payable to the Thomas & Jo Anne Riddle Fund for a Greater Lehigh Valley and mailed to The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. 

Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below.  A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.