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Networking and Information Forum to Focus on Upper Bucks Community

Allentown, Pa., May 8, 2019—The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF) will hold a special networking and information forum to share information about organizations working to improve the quality of life in Upper Bucks County.  “Improving the Quality of Life in Upper Bucks County” will be held on Thursday, May 9, at the Bucks County Free Library—Quakertown Branch.

The event provides an opportunity for invited guests to network with community leaders and learn about the activities of the Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund and its parent organization, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.  Guests will meet the Fund’s advisory board and celebrate with area nonprofits receiving grants from the Fund.

The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome and update on the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation by Bernie Story, resident & CEO, LVCF.  Doug Hutchinson, hair of the UBCF Advisory Board, will discuss the mission and funds that are benefiting nonprofits in Upper Bucks.  Special guest Jeffrey Marshall, president of Heritage Conservancy, will provide insight into his organization's work to serve and protect the natural and historic heritage in Bucks County.

The event will serve to celebrate with the Upper Bucks Nonprofit organizations which recently received grants from the Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund. They include:

ERWIN J. & GERTRUDE K. NEUSCH FUND GRANTS 2019

  • Riegelsville Public Library 
  • Quakertown Alive!
  • Upper Bucks County Technical School
  • Pipersville Free Library
  • Phoebe Ministries 
  • Lenape Chamber Ensemble 
  • Heritage Conservancy
  • Upper Bucks YMCA
  • Valley Choral Society 
  • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
  • Bucks County Opportunity Council 
  • River Valley Waldorf School
  • Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

RICHARD E. GASSER FUND GRANT 2019

  • National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.

About the Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund
The Upper Bucks Community Foundation Fund is a great way for philanthropically-minded people to give back to their community.  The fund is directed by the Upper Bucks Advisory Board which is composed of local community leaders focused on growing local giving, issuing grants to local nonprofit organizations, and organizing resources to meet local needs.

The Upper Bucks Advisory Board is an important philanthropic arm of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF). Their intimate knowledge of the people and organizations which serve the community is extremely valuable and results in careful and thoughtful grantmaking in Upper Bucks County. Learn more…

About the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

For five decades, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has helped donors with their charitable contributions with a simple, powerful, and highly personalized approach. LVCF is a philanthropic hub for the Lehigh Valley—who knows and navigates the landscape of the Lehigh Valley’s community needs to connect people who care to causes that matter.

With a diverse and respected Board of Governors, the Community Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The Foundation is cause-neutral and supports all areas of community needs in the Lehigh Valley and beyond in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

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