Thomas Groves Named to Community Foundation’s Board of Governors

Thomas Groves Named to Community Foundation’s Board of Governors

Thomas Groves

Allentown, Pa., October 1, 2020—Lehigh Valley Community Foundation recently named Thomas Groves, founder, president, and partner at Equinox Benefits Consulting in Emmaus, Pa., to its Board of Governors. Groves will serve on the Community Foundation’s Finance Committee. 

Groves has over twenty years of industry experience, including working for the large insurance carrier, Highmark Blue Shield. He started Equinox Benefits Consulting (The Equinox Agency), in 2004, and is an expert in negotiation, self-funding, and employee engagement. As the founder and principal partner, Groves has led Equinox to be one of the fastest growing companies in the region year over year.

Groves participates on various community boards. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he serves as Vice Chair of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Lehigh Valley). Groves has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Saint Joseph’s University.  He is licensed in Accident and Health, Life & Fixed Annuities, Casualty & Allied Lines, Personal Lines, Property & Allied Lines as a Resident Producer for Pennsylvania, and ten other states.  He can be found on the National Producer Registry. 

The Board of Governors at Lehigh Valley Community Foundation provide administrative, programmatic, and fiscal oversight in support of the organization’s mission. Members of the Board serve as ambassadors, promoting the Community Foundation as a vehicle for philanthropy and a leader of community improvement.

About Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

For more than five decades, 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. To learn more, visit: