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Douglass Bressner Fund

This donor-advised fund was established with the intention to support the initial and ongoing implementation of The Leader In Me program in elementary schools throughout the Lehigh Valley.  Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleThe Leader in Me program equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.

The Leader in Me process is now being implemented in over 2000 schools worldwide. Schools are consistently reporting:

  • Increases in students’ self-confidence, teamwork, initiative, creativity, leadership, problem solving, communication, diversity awareness, and self-directed learning.
  • Improved school culture.
  • Dramatic decreases in disciplinary issues.
  • Increased teacher pride and engagement.
  • Greater parent satisfaction and involvement.

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Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Douglass Bressner 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.