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Seminar for Professional Advisors to Focus on Politics and Philanthropy

Bruce A. Palmer, CPA, Buckno Lisicky & Company, to receive LVCF Service to Philanthropy Award

Allentown, Pa., April 10, 2017—The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation will hold a seminar for professional advisors, "Washington Update: An Inside Look at Politics and Philanthropy," on Wednesday, June 7, at the Saucon Valley Country Club.  Hadar Susskind, senior vice president of Government Relations, Council on Foundations, will present the latest discussions in the nation's capital affecting the philanthropic community.  The Community Foundation will use the occasion to present its prestigious Service to Philanthropy Award to Bruce A. Palmer, CPA, Buckno Lisicky & Company.

Hadar SusskindSusskind will address the opportunities and challenges associated with tax reform and the Johnson Amendment, among other issues, and other recent developments/news.  He will outline the Council  on Foundation's position on a variety of important issues in philanthropy. With two decades of experience in public policy, philanthropy and social movements, Susskind has been widely acknowledged as one of the leading advocacy voices working in Washington D.C. on both domestic and foreign policy. He has built strong relationships with members of Congress, administration officials, and partners and allies from across the spectrum of American political life. For more, visit the http://www.cof.org/person/hadar-susskind.

Bruce PalmerPalmer is being honored with the 2017 Service to Philanthropy Award.   He is the managing shareholder in Buckno Lisicky & Company's Bethlehem office. He joined the firm in 1980, qualified as a CPA in 1984, and became a Shareholder/Director of the firm in 1989.  A member of the Community Foundation's Board of Governors, Palmer is involved with a long list of both professional and community organizations. For a complete Bio, visit http://www.bucknolisicky.com/palmer.htm.  The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Service to Philanthropy Award recognizes a professional advisor that understands and appreciates the importance of philanthropy in the community, the diverse advantages of charitable giving for his clients, and the value of philanthropy in estate, retirement, and wealth management planning.

Serving the business community of  New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is the 2017 Service to Philanthropy Award Sponsor. Certified Public Accountants and business consultants, Buchno Lisicky & Company are the Community Sponsors for the event. 

Attendance at the seminary is by invitation. For information, contact Erika Riddle Petrozelli, Director of Donor Services, by calling 610-351-5353 or via email: erika@lvcfoundation.org.

Celebrating 50 Years of Service | The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation is pleased to work with professional advisors---attorneys, accountants, financial planners, and others---to help their clients achieve their charitable and estate planning goals. As a professional advisor, you know your clients and their needs. By integrating philanthropy with financial and estate planning, you can help ensure that your clients are receiving the maximum benefits for their contributions while also creating the charitable gift programs that best match their short-term and long-term goals.

The Foundation values the guidance of its Professional Advisors Council and is pleased to provide seminars as well as receptions for professional advisors. Each year, the Foundation recognizes professional advisors who have advanced philanthropy in the Lehigh Valley by linking their clients to the services of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

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