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Kerry Wrobel Named to Community Foundation’s Board of Governors

Allentown, Pa., January 10, 2019—The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) recently named Kerry A. Wrobel to its Board of Governors. Wrobel is president of Lehigh Valley Industrial Park Inc. (LVIP), a private non-profit economic development corporation. He will serve on LVCF’s Community Investments Committee and Finance Committee.

Wrobel currently manages the redevelopment of LVIP VII at the Bethlehem Commerce Center which encompasses 1,000 acres of the former Bethlehem Steel.   He has responsibility for LVIP’s entire 2,500-acre industrial park system where he has expanded LVIP’s services to include the construction and management of strategic assets.

Prior to joining LVIP, Wrobel held several management positions with Crayola. As government affairs manager, Wrobel was responsible for international, federal, state, and local government issues impacting Crayola with specific emphasis on education reform at the national and state level.  Wrobel completed his career at Crayola as a marketing professional in its institutional products division.

Wrobel served as the first executive vice president of the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation in Bethlehem, and began his career as an economic development specialist in the Office of Community and Economic Development with the City of Reading, Pa.

He received his B.A. in economics and psychology from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Public Policy & Management from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.  Wrobel received an honorary degree from DeSales University in 2008.  He is a certified economic development finance professional.

Involved in the community, Wrobel is a board member of New Bethany Ministries, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the St. Francis Retreat House, and the Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District and serves as an advisory board member of Originate Ventures, a Bethlehem-based venture capital firm.  He is past president of the Bethlehem Rotary Club. 

The Board of Governors at the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation provide administrative, programmatic, and fiscal oversight in support of the organization's mission. Members of the Board serve as ambassadors, promoting the Community Foundation as a vehicle for philanthropy and a leader of community improvement.

About the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

For five decades, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has helped donors with their charitable contributions with a simple, powerful, and highly personalized approach. LVCF is a philanthropic hub for the Lehigh Valley—who knows and navigates the landscape of the Lehigh Valley’s community needs to connect people who care to causes that matter.

With a diverse and respected Board of Governors, the Community Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The Foundation is cause-neutral and supports all areas of community needs in the Lehigh Valley and beyond in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. To learn more, visit: www.lehighvalleyfoundation.org.

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