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Bernie Story selected as a 2020 ICON Honoree

Lehigh Community Foundation President and CEO Bernie Story has been named one of seventeen outstanding leaders to receive a Lehigh Valley Business Icon Award.

Lehigh Valley Business’ ICON Honors recognizes Greater Lehigh Valley business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen fields. The winners will be featured in the November 9, 2020, edition of Lehigh Valley Business.

About Bernie Story, President and CEO

Bernie Story joined the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation as President and CEO in 2012 after a 32-year career in higher education administration. As President and CEO, Bernie oversees the operations of the Foundation and works closely with the Foundation’s Board of Governors in developing strategies to support the mission of the organization.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Bernie held a variety of positions at Moravian College including Director of Admissions, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Vice President for Enrollment. He was also a writer at Market Street Design Company, and lead singer and rhythm guitarist for The Midnight Sun, a local rock band.

Bernie had been a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem serving as President and Vice President and Bernie also served as Chair of the Middle States Regional Council of the College Board and as a higher education panelist for Leadership Lehigh Valley. Currently, he is also a Director of the Saucon Insurance Company and he serves on the Steering Committee of the Upside Allentown Neighborhood Partnership Program.

Bernie is a Bethlehem native and a graduate of Moravian College with a degree in English Literature. He currently resides in Emmaus with his wife Peg. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Congratulations to the 2020 ICON Honors Winners!

Shelley Brown, State Theatre of Easton
Nancy Dischnat, Workforce Board LV
Cindy Feinberg, Feinberg Real Estate Advisors
Thomas Fiorini, Westgate Global Logistics
Tom Garrity, Compass Point Consulting
Bruce Haines, Hotel Bethlehem
Douglas E. Hutchinson, Hutchinson, Gillahan and Freeh, P.C.
Ellen Kern, Pennsylvania Senate
R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE Pa.
Doug Pellitier, Trifecta Technologies
Richard Reppert Sr., R.L. Reppert, Inc.
Thomas Riddle, Valley National Financial Advisors
Bernard Story, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
Donna Taggart, Taggart Associates
Marsha Welsh, East Stroudsburg University (Retired)
Thomas Williams, Domani Wealth
Dick Yuengling, D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc.

The winners will be featured in the November 9, 2020, edition of Lehigh Valley Business. For more information, visit