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The Edward & Inez Donley Fund

The Edward and Inez Donley Fund was established in 2018 with a $2 million dollar endowment from the Donley Foundation, a private grant-making foundation that was founded in 1987 through the generosity of Edward and Inez Donley and has a long history of providing grants to organizations who share their mission throughout the Allentown-Bethlehem area of the Lehigh Valley. See the original news release announcing the fund. For more information about the Foundation, visit http://www.donleyfoundation.org

Grants from the Fund

Grants from the fund will support programs that promote self-sufficiency and achievement for disadvantaged children, individuals, and families through the support of education and literacy. To inquire about grants from this fund, please contact Megan Briggs: meganb@lvcfoundation.org

About the Donley’s

Edward Donley was president and CEO at Air Products from 1966-1978, CEO from 1973-1986 and chairman from 1978-1986. He retired in 1986 but continued to serve on Air Products' Executive Committee until 1992 following his term as chairman and CEO. With his wife, Edward Donley maintained a strong philanthropic presence in the Lehigh Valley. The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, presented the couple with its distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy in October 2011. See the full biography.

Gifts to the Fund

Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to The Edward & Inez Donley Fund 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.