Center Valley, Pa., November 15, 2022— The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter during the National Philanthropy Awards Breakfast on November 15, 2023, at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa.
“The outstanding Foundation award recognizes a foundation that demonstrates outstanding commitment to philanthropy through their charitable support and their leadership in our community,” said Laurie Hacket, Director of Global Community Relations at Air Products, who served as master of ceremonies for the event. “For more than 50 years Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has been the philanthropic hub for the Lehigh Valley connecting people who care with the causes that matter most to them.”
“This past year, LVCF launched their CORE Fellowship Program, which is a two-year capacity building process designed to bring together leaders from different Lehigh Valley nonprofits to help individuals, organizations and networks focus their collective power to make equitable change in the nonprofit sector right here in the Lehigh Valley,” Hacket explained. “On behalf of AFP, we are so happy to present the 2023 outstanding Foundation award to Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.”
About the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
Founded in 1986, the AFP Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter is a regional professional association whose membership is comprised of persons involved in development, public relations, nonprofit management and fundraising consulting. It is a chapter of the international organization, Association of Fundraising Professionals. The majority of chapter members represent organizations in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The chapter currently has a membership of approximately 150 fundraising professionals.
Congratulations to the 2023 National Philanthropy Day Honorees!
|Lifetime Achievement Award: Barry & Marcy Dobil
Outstanding Philanthropists: The Haight Family
Outstanding Foundation: Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
Outstanding Business: Golden Pepper Productions
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Wenda Boyer
Outstanding Fundraising Group: Emmaus Rotary
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Alexis Valentin
Rising Star: Shaun Marakovits
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) Champion: Murtaza Jaffer