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Annual Report 2017-18 | Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

Message from the Board Chair and President & CEO

The 2017-18 fiscal year was filled with new accomplishments, new ideas, and a memorable conclusion of our 50th anniversary year. We thank you for your tremendous support of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.  

As the hugely successful yearlong celebration of our 50th anniversary and our “Be the Spark” grantmaking campaign came to an end, the community foundation began an important transition to a new grantmaking platform.  This new platform will result from a two to three-year pilot of new grantmaking methods aimed directly at improving nonprofit effectiveness (see page 4 of the report for more).   

The pilot will feature the Nonprofit Effectiveness Fund, an investment in the future of the nonprofit sector by targeting support to strengthen governance, management, and operations of nonprofit organizations so they can prosper and be impactful for years to come.

LVCF and other funders rely on healthy, resilient organizations for achieving progress in solving the Lehigh Valley’s most pressing issues. Yet, many nonprofits routinely face organizational challenges, from major staff transitions to capacity gaps.
We recognize the need for funding to build more effective organizations and we have made it the centerpiece of our discretionary grantmaking.

In addition to this important grantmaking initiative, the community foundation also prepared for change in leadership on the board of governors.  At the end of 2018, we thanked Cindy Lambert Durham and Bill Murphy for completing their terms of service on the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation’s Board of Governors.  Both Cindy and Bill had a major impact on the work of the foundation as each served a second multiple-year term on the board of governors.  

On behalf of the Community Foundation, as president and CEO, I would like to recognize the superb leadership of Beall Fowler as his term as chair of the board of governors came to an end and he passed the gavel to Tom Campbell.  Beall’s wise counsel and strong support helped the Foundation staff and board focus on meaningful and impactful initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley.

Once again, thank you—our donors, professional advisors, and friends of the Foundation—for your continued support of philanthropy in our community.  We look forward to working with you in the future.  


Lehigh Valley Community Foundation's 2017-18 Annual Philanthropic Report:

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LVCF Annual Report 2016-17

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