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LVCF Board of Associates

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) formed a Board of Associates in March of 2018 to engage a broad range of influential community members in a dialogue in order to better serve the Lehigh Valley. With more than 150 members, the LVCF Board of Associates is a non-incorporated association of individuals, that meet twice annually to discuss issues important to the Foundation and the Lehigh Valley. Members of the Board of Associates will serve as ambassadors and advocates for LVCF through dialogue and interaction in the community.

The Foundation believes it is critical that representatives from government, all have opportunity to provide input and serve on the BOA. The Foundation’s goal is to foster a wider community understanding of the Community Foundation, further develop relationships with key community leaders, and maintain ongoing relationships with former governors of the Community Foundation. 

The Board of Associates is led by an executive committee (see below)


LVCF Board of Associates | Executive Committee

Michael Stershic, Chair
etired (Discover Lehigh Valley)

Cynthia Lambert Durham, Vice Chair
Retired (Good Shepherd Rehabilitation)

Jared Mast, Secretary
Greater Easton Development Partnership

Dolores A. Laputka, Esq.
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Adrienne J. McNeil
Lehigh University

Linda Sheftel 

Donna G. Taggart
Taggart Associates


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News Release 04/27/2020
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Previous Board of Associates Meetings

Fall 2019

Census 2020 and its impact on Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley was the topic of the fall 2019 meeting of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) Board of Associates held on Tuesday, October 29.  Two distinguished speakers spoke on the importance for Census for Pennsylvanians and how the philanthropic community can help in the effort to ensure a complete count. Learn more...


Spring 2019

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation held its Spring 2019 Board of Associates meeting featuring a talk titled Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain Technology and Social Impact on April 30, 2019. Michael Stershic, chair, LVCF Board of Associates, welcomed the more than 100 members who were in attendance. He was followed by update from Bernie Story, president & CEO of LVCF, who welcomed Jennifer Hanania from PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Andrew Ward, Ph.D. from Lehigh University. Learn more...


Fall 2018

The financial health of nonprofits will be the topic of the fall 2018 meeting of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) Board of Associates on October 30. Nadya K. Shmavonian, director of the Nonprofit Repositioning Fund, and a partner at SeaChange Capital Partners, will present data from the January 2018 report, ;,The Financial Health of the US Nonprofit Sector and will detail approaches that investors can take to address these challenges. Learn more...

Spring 2018

The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) held it's inaugural Board of Associates meeting on June 6, 2018, to engage a broad range of influential community members in a dialogue in order to better serve the Lehigh Valley.

President of Discovery Lehigh Valley, Michael Stershic, immediate past chair of the LVCF Board of Governors, who serves as chair of the Board of Associates, welcomed the group and explained the roles and responsibilities of the board, a non-incorporated association of individuals, who will meet twice annually to discuss issues important to the Foundation and the Lehigh Valley.
 
The first meeting also included a CEO Update from Bernie Story, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, and a presentation of the Lotter Fellow Reflections Paper by Muhlenberg College Professor Christopher Borick who is serving as the LVCF Lötter Fellow, and presented research on the Community Foundation’s “Be the Spark Program” with a focus on assessing the impact of the grants made by the Foundation in celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Learn more...