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Vision in Philanthropy Award

The prestigious Vision in Philanthropy Award is given to those who have chosen to establish a Fund at the Community Foundation as a method of supporting charitable organizations, and in so doing, have demonstrated a deep and meaningful commitment to philanthropy in the Lehigh Valley.  

We have honored the following individuals, families, and organizations for their deep commitment to the community:

2021    Bernard J. Story

2020    Barry M. Kessler

2018     Special 50th Anniversary Award

Luther J. Hottle, Jr., in recognition of a grant from the Lotter Family Fund to support the Lotter Fellow Reflections Paper by Muhleberg College's Institute of Public Opinion

2016     Ruth & Charles Marcon

2014     Linda Sheftel

2012     Carol Henn

2011      Michael Caruso

2010     Bob* & Ilene Wood and Louise Moore Pine* (posthumously)

2008    Rolland Adams* (posthumously) and the Adams Family

2007     John* & Ruby* Updegrove and J.B. & Kathleen Reilly

2006     Lehigh Valley Helping Hand Fund

2005     Luther J. Hottle, Jr. and New Bethany Ministries

2004     Eleanor & Ben Boylston and William C. Rybak* (posthumously)

2003     Carole Brown and Father Dan Gambet*

2002     Debby Haight* and Ferd Thun

*ad astra...amongst the stars