Lehigh County Medical Society
The Lehigh County Medical Society (LCMS) established an area-of-interest fund at LVCF through a generous donation from Dr. & Mrs. Howard Hudson. The fund provides grants to support the health education programs of the Society, such as the expansion or establishment of Health Careers Clubs at schools in the Allentown School District.
A 2012 grant from the Pennsylvania Medical Society first helped LCMS to partner with Raub Middle School on this effort. LCMS has grown the Health Careers Club program from eight meetings to twenty meetings through the school year. Meetings include hospital tours, CPR training, Cedar Beach fitness walks, and demonstrations from local physicians.
For the 2014-15 school year, the Society was glad to add a Health Careers Club to William Allen High School.
LCMS is not a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, so it was important for the continuation of the Society’s health education program to partner with LVCF as a place for donors to give their charitable dollars in support of the program. LVCF provides donors with a tax deduction while ensuring that their dollars are being used in support of the programs for which the donors are so passionate.
Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Lehigh County Medical Society Education Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 W. 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.