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Fleetwood Bank award an $8,000 scholarship to Kutztown Area High School student Abigaile R. Fenerty to continue her education in the nursing program at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. The scholarship opportunity is offered to students in the Brandywine, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Kutztown and Oley school districts. The bank has awarded more than $162,000 in scholarships the past 16 years. Pictured from left: Edward Myers, assistant principal, Kutztown Area High School; Timothy P. Snyder, president, Fleetwood Bank; Fenerty; Richard L. Meares, CEO, Fleetwood Bank; and Abigaile’s parents, Thomas and Roslyn Fenerty.
Fleetwood Bank award an $8,000 scholarship to Kutztown Area High School student Abigaile R. Fenerty to continue her education in the nursing program at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. The scholarship opportunity is offered to students in the Brandywine, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Kutztown and Oley school districts. The bank has awarded more than $162,000 in scholarships the past 16 years. Pictured from left: Edward Myers, assistant principal, Kutztown Area High School; Timothy P. Snyder, president, Fleetwood Bank; Fenerty; Richard L. Meares, CEO, Fleetwood Bank; and Abigaile’s parents, Thomas and Roslyn Fenerty. Valley National Financial Advisors, a financial advisory firm based in Hanover Township, Northampton County, won top medium-sized company project at the 2016 Volunteer Challenge for creating welcome baskets for new residents at Easton’s Third Street Alliance for Women & Children. Valley National’s team, which is pictured, organized donations of living essentials and food, put together into totes and gift bags. Each welcome basket is presented to new residents at the Simon Mansion in Easton, where Third Street Alliance houses homeless families in transition. Highmark Blue Shield gave $5,000 to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County to subsidize meal costs for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. The grant will subsidize 1,182 meals. Pictured from left: Michele Grasso, development director, Meals on Wheels; Jane Stone, community affairs, Highmark; and Pam Bechtel, executive director, Meals on Wheels. Thomas Williams Jr. of Cityline Construction of Allentown and Lisa Pektor of PennCap Properties of Bethlehem were the winners of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2016 Man and Woman of the Year competition in the Lehigh Valley. Williams Jr. and Pektor raised $115,804 and $73,515, respectively, to support LLS’s mission to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. During a 10-week campaign, candidates across the Valley competed to raise funds in honor of a local boy and girl who are blood cancer survivors. Each dollar raised counted as one vote. Held on May 12 at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, the American Heart Association raised $80,000 during the 2015 Lehigh Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon in support of research and awareness for heart disease. Pictured from left are event participants Vivian Davis, Melissa Fink and Kayla Smith, certified nurse practitioners of event sponsor Reproductive Medical Associates of Pennsylvania in South Whitehall Township. The Landis Family Foundation, funded in part by three auto Star Dealerships, donated a 10-passenger van to Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley during a ceremonial key exchange at the Star Dealership in Easton. The van will be used to take students to field trips, family engagement events and outreach efforts of the Allentown Re Engagement Center. Picture: (back row from left) Carol Landis, Landis Family Foundation; Wesner Gutierrez, Whitehall High School student; Anthony Corado, Whitehall High School student; C.J. Landis, Landis Family Foundation; Jennifer Danese, vice president of operations, Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley; (front row from left) Tim Mulligan, president and CEO, Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley; Logan Kuehner, Whitehall High School student; and Jon Fenner, program manager, Allentown Re Engagement Center. First Niagara, a bank with several Greater Lehigh Valley locations, donated $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to support its A-Block Program as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Allentown. The money will help support a community homebuilding project and home preservation/repair projects for low-income families. Pictured from left at the Habitat offices in Allentown: Deb Cummins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, and Renee Murdock, community development officer of Eastern Pennsylvania, First Niagara. The Provident Bank Foundation presented $5,000 to Allentown Symphony Association in support of its educational and social initiative, El Sistema Lehigh Valley, at Roosevelt Elementary School in Allentown on May 24. The initiative provides youth development to about 90 students through a daily after-school program that teaches students how to play a stringed instrument. Pictured are students of El Sistema Lehigh Valley Mozart Orchestra with members of Provident Bank and Allentown Symphony Association. On May 3, Visit Bucks County celebrated National Tourism and Travel Week at Washington Crossing Historic Park and recognized people and organizations who make an impact in the travel and tourism industry in Bucks County. Naomi Naylor (left), executive director and main street manager of Quakertown Alive!, received the Hospitality Leadership Award, and Natalie Blumberg, general manager of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Quakertown, received the Guest Excellence Award. A crowd of more than 300 turned out for the Madison Farms Block Party on May 14 in Bethlehem Township, featuring food, games and live music. KRE Group of Bridgewater, N.J., and The Silverman Group of Short Hills, N.J., developed the $140 million project in Bethlehem Township with a mix of retail tenants and upscale apartments.

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