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PPL Corp. of Allentown made an $8,000 donation to Communities in Schools Lehigh Valley, an organization that provides services that increase students’ chances of remaining in school, graduating and achieving success beyond school. Pictured are Timothy Mulligan, president and CEO, Communities in Schools Lehigh Valley, and Melinda Stumpf, regional affairs director, PPL Corp.
PPL Corp. of Allentown made an $8,000 donation to Communities in Schools Lehigh Valley, an organization that provides services that increase students’ chances of remaining in school, graduating and achieving success beyond school. Pictured are Timothy Mulligan, president and CEO, Communities in Schools Lehigh Valley, and Melinda Stumpf, regional affairs director, PPL Corp. Univest Bank and Trust Co. of Souderton presented Community Music School of Allentown with a $2,500 check through the Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ ‘Double Plays Pay’ sponsorship, which provided a $25 donation to CMS each time the IronPigs made a double play this year at home games. Pictured from left: FeFe, an IronPigs mascot; Larry Johnson, senior relationship manager of Univest and board president of CMS; Jeff Reed, director of CMS; Phil Jackson, president of Univest Corporate Banking; and FeRROUS, an IronPigs mascot. The Nazareth Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Angel 34 Foundation, a national organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer, hosted a mixer Aug. 13 at the Angel Field Bed & Breakfast in Nazareth as part of the chamber’s “2nd Thursday” networking event, which showcases businesses in Nazareth. The evening included refreshments and a tour of the 5,300-square-foot property by Doug and Linda Sheriff, president and vice president of the foundation. Pictured from left: Sheriff; and Tina Luettgen and Sue Matthews, board members of the Angel 34 Foundation. The Grand View Auxiliary of Sellersville, the fundraising division of Grand View Health, hosted its 42nd Annual Golf Tournament at Indian Valley Country Club in Telford, which included 130 players. More than $30,000 were raised to benefit Grand View Health Foundation’s ‘Well into the Future’ campaign. Pictured from left are golfers Andy Barsky, Steve Yurasits, Paul Fite and Dave Ortega. On Aug. 20, Bob-B-Q Sliders & Sides, a food truck serving the Greater Lehigh Valley, was the first food truck to join a group of 60 Lehigh Valley restaurants with a weekly donation of fresh lunches for 30 family members and loved ones at St. Luke’s VNA Hospice in Bethlehem. September will mark 5,000 meals donated to loved ones holding vigil at St. Luke’s VNA Hospice on behalf of the nonprofit the Judith Adele Agentis Charitable Foundation. From left: Bob Gates and daughter Alexis of Bob-B-Q Sliders & Slides food truck join hospice staffers Jill Gumhold and Maureen Petro. On Aug. 15, the North Penn Chapter of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Basketball Officials in Lansdale made its annual visit to St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. The officials bought and prepared dinner for the families of children who are patients at the hospital and live in the Ronald McDonald House for an extended period of time while the children are in rehab and recovery. The officials also are business people and educators in the area. Sitting from left: Rick Fertig, Upper Perkiomen School District; and Paul C. Kozeniewski, Certified Public Accountant, Baum, Smith & Clemens. Standing from left: Paul Collins, Siemens; Tom Blackwell, North Penn School District; and Bill Reilly, Merck & Co. The First Niagara Foundation of First Niagara Bank, which has Lehigh Valley locations, gave Moravian Village of Bethlehem $5,000 for an expansion that includes a new commercial health care kitchen and upper deck dining room. The project brings Moravian Village one step closer to building its Memory Support Center. Pictured from left: Al Galanti, vice president, First Niagara Bank; Tracy Patton, executive vice president, Moravian Village Bethlehem; Walter Unangst, senior vice president health care, First Niagara Bank; Stacey Scholl, director of development, Moravian Village; Dan Soos, chief financial officer, Moravian Village; and Brandi Nobles, director of dining services, Moravian Village. Lehigh Valley Business 2015 Women of Influence winner Elizabeth Ortiz models at Main Gate in Allentown on Aug. 22 at the Glamour Addict fashion show. It was Ortiz’s first time in a fashion show, and she said she did it to help fellow women entrepreneurs and Glamour Addict owners Lauren and Gabrielle Tomasino to promote their newly opened salon and to advocate that women models can be any shape, size, color and ethnicity. Ortiz is co-owner of Cactus Blue Mexican Restaurant in Bethlehem and is assistant professor of communication at Cedar Crest College. Highmark was the presenting sponsor at LifePath’s 29th Annual Golf Outing at Silver Creek Country Club in Hellertown. Melinda Beck, director of client management at Highmark, along with Jane Brooks and Chad R. Houck of Highmark, presented a $10,000 check to LifePath’s executive director, Paul Coleman, and board member, Kathy Schreiner. LifePath, based in Bethlehem, provides homes and services to more than 1,200 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Pictured from left are Brooks, Houck, Schreiner, Coleman and Beck. Representatives from Miller-Keystone Blood Center of Hanover Township, Northampton County, presented Air Products of Trexlertown with its Local Leaders award to show appreciation for hosting and coordinating blood drives. The program recognizes and rewards groups for meeting recruitment and collection benchmarks based on the number of units collected in a year. Air Products collected more than 500 units in 2014, the highest total in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Pictured from left: Steve Gerger, chief financial officer, Miller-Keystone; Paula Riola, manager of health unit and nurse practitioner, Air Products; Diane Shoemaker, health and wellness technician, Air Products; and Tom Matthews, donor resources representative, Miller-Keystone. Woodmont Place at Palmer, an apartment complex in Palmer Township, hosted a summer barbecue for residents at the complex’s community clubhouse. The event featured food from Fat Daddy’s Southern Bar-B-Q of Easton, music and games. Pictured from left are Carolyn Marino, leasing professional; Dawyne Stecker, leasing professional; John Santavicca Jr., community manager; Rebecca Weick, leasing professional; and Eddie Belen, maintenance supervisor.

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