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Nonprofit Virtual Tour and Visits

The Community Foundation invites fundholders, donors, and others to join us as we visit a nonprofit organization in the Lehigh Valley. During each visit, we will meet with the organization’s leaders and learn more about their mission, successes, and challenges. In recent years we have conducted a number of virtual visits online via Zoom. 

Below is information and videos from the virtual visits conducted during 2023

Federally Qualifed Health Centers (FQHC)

Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)An FQHC is an outpatient clinic that qualifies for specific reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid. FQHCs include Health Center Program award recipients and look-alikes as well as certain outpatient clinics associated with tribal organizations. We heard from three of them in the Lehigh Valley:

Veronica Gonzalez, MBA, Chief Executive Officer | Valley Health Partners, Allentown, Pa. | Visit Website: Valley Health Partners

Mark Roberts, Executive Director, Star Community Health, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Pa. | Visit Website: Star Community Health

Melissa Miranda, R.N., Chief Executive Officer | Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Pa. | Visit Website: Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley

Below is information and videos from the virtual visits conducted during 2022

December 2022

LVCF held a virtual nonprofit tour of Yoni Greenbaum, Chief Operating Officer, and Sil Scaglione, Chief Development Officer, from Lehigh Valley Public Media, provided an inside look at, the new nonprofit local digital news and information platform committed to serving the communities in which we live and work. The Zoom program was held on December 15, 2022

Visit LehighValleyNews.Com

Resurrected Community Development Corporation

November 2022

Rev. Dr. Gregory James Edwards, Founder and Senior Pastor of the Resurrected Life Community Church, United Church of Christ, and President and CEO of the Resurrected Community Development Corporation present their current educational initiatives with a focus on their expansion plans for early childhood learning. In conjunction with its community partners and volunteers, RCDC offers several programs to members of the Lehigh Valley to help people develop the skills they’ll need to become leaders and advocates for their family, for their community, and for themselves.

See the video | Visit their website

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley

September 2022

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley (PCFLV) is a local non-profit dedicated to providing free programs and services to local pediatric cancer families who have heard the devastating and life-changing words, “your child has cancer.” Michelle Zenie, Executive Director and Cancer Mom, and Tracy Stauffer, Marketing, Community Relations and Development Coordinator, discussed Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the prevalence of pediatric cancer in the community, their programming and services, and how people can help support the organization. For more information about PCFLV, please go to

See the Video | Visit their website

Cohesion Network

March 2022

Cohesion Network is a community-based nonprofit organization in Allentown’s 1st Ward. Darian Colbert, the founder of Cohesion Network, took LVCF fundholders on a virtual nonprofit tour of the organization.  A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley who believes that people are the greatest asset on the planet. He chooses to focus on those assets here in our community rather than the liabilities. Cohesion Network believes that the Lehigh Valley is rich in diversity, but they also recognize that there are many barriers for people in marginalized communities. Their work brings people together to build bridges that provide equal opportunity for all residents to thrive educationally, socially, and economically. 

See the video | Visit their website

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

February 24, 2022

LVCF received an inside look at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s state-of-the-art, 76-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital currently being built in Center Valley, Pa. Michael Spigel, President & CEO, will share his vision for the four-story, 123,000-square-foot facility that will revolutionize treatment and recovery options for people with complex medical conditions, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and other serious injuries or illnesses.

See the video | Visit their website

Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion

January 2022

We took an inside look at the plans for the Da Vinci Center at PPL Pavilion with MaryEllen Dickey, Chief Philanthropy Officer, and Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO, gave a sneak peek at the planned 67,000 sq. ft. facility and get a preview of the exhibit spaces that will include: Curiosity Hall; Science in the Making: Lehigh River Watershed: My Body: Immersive Body. The facility will feature state of the art workshops/labs for hands on learning and STEAM skills development. It will be outfitted in partnership with the Allentown School District to support in school and out of school learning experiences.

See the video | Visit their website