Allentown, Pa., August 1, 2023—The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) has recently promoted three staff members in recognition of their professional growth, increasing expertise, and demonstrated commitment and leadership in advancing the Foundation’s work.
Trisha Higgins, CPA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Trisha Higgins, CPA, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, elevating her from her previous role as Vice President and CFO. With over 20 years of dedicated service since joining in 2002, Trisha oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s financial and operational administration. When announcing the promotion, Erika Riddle Petrozelli, CPA, CAP®, President and CEO at LVCF, said, “This title change acknowledges Trisha’s long tenure, unwavering commitment, and valued leadership in many critical functions at the Foundation.”
Megan Briggs, Vice President of Community Investments
Megan Briggs has been named Vice President of Community Investments, a promotion from her previous role as Director of Community Investments. Megan joined the LVCF staff in 2017, and in her new role, she is responsible for overseeing grantmaking administration and strategy as well as the organization’s community leadership work, a key initiative of the organization’s strategic plan. She collaborates with volunteer advisory committees to implement the Foundation’s high-impact grantmaking programs and analyzes data from the nonprofit community to maximize and promote community impact. Petrozelli noted, “With this promotion, the Foundation recognizes Megan’s impactful contributions to our community leadership work and her trusted partnerships in the community.”
Holly Fitzpatrick, Grants Manager
Holly Fitzpatrick, who joined the LVCF staff in March of 2022, has been promoted to the position of Grants Manager from her previous role as Grants Administrator. “This promotion acknowledges her elevated role in the grants process and all that she has done to take ownership of these processes and earn the trust of fundholders, nonprofits, and fellow staff members,” Petrozelli explained. As Grants Manager, Holly collaborates with the Finance, Community Investments, and Donor Services teams to steward grants through the process, from initial input to preparation for payment.
The promotions were announced at the spring LVCF Board of Governors meeting and became effective in July 2023. To learn more about the staff at the Community Foundation, visit The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation Staff (lehighvalleyfoundation.org).