Maureen Connolley Wendling recently joined the staff at Lehigh Valley Community Foundation as part-time Director of Donor Initiatives in July 2023. Maureen’s primary responsibilities include donor identification, cultivation and solicitation; relationship building with professional advisors; and strategy development for groups of donors such as planned giving donors.
An experienced leader in the Lehigh Valley’s nonprofit sector, Maureen has a background working in higher education, the arts and social services. She brings strategic insight and a hands-on approach to each donor/client relationship. Drawing upon her knowledge of best practices, she has helped many regional organizations develop and implement key strategies to advance their missions.
Maureen is a Lehigh Valley native and finds value in giving back to the community where she grew up. She has served on the Communications Committee of Resilient Lehigh Valley and the Northampton County Suicide Task Force and the serves on the Board of Associates of Muhlenberg College.
Maureen is a mindfulness mediation teacher; she completed her teaching training at the Mindfulness Institute at Thomas Jefferson University and the Center for Mindfulness at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Maureen graduated from DeSales University with a B.S. in Marketing and Sales.