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UGI Energy Services LLC of Wyomissing, the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corp., and UGI Storage Co. made a joint contribution of $400,000 this year to support student scholarships at schools and scholarship organizations across Pennsylvania. The contribution was facilitated through the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program. The scholarships provide tuition assistance for students living in low-achieving school districts to attend local, private and parochial schools. Pictured from left are Kevin K. Murphy, president, Berks County Community Foundation; Brad Hall, president, UGI Energy Services; and state Sen. Judy Schwank.
UGI Energy Services LLC of Wyomissing, the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corp., and UGI Storage Co. made a joint contribution of $400,000 this year to support student scholarships at schools and scholarship organizations across Pennsylvania. The contribution was facilitated through the state’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program. The scholarships provide tuition assistance for students living in low-achieving school districts to attend local, private and parochial schools. Pictured from left are Kevin K. Murphy, president, Berks County Community Foundation; Brad Hall, president, UGI Energy Services; and state Sen. Judy Schwank. Moyer Indoor Outdoor, a home-service company in Souderton, hosted the Moyer 22nd Annual 5K Run/Walk at Souderton Community Park, which had more than 500 participants from Souderton and surrounding areas. Prizes were awarded to top finishers, and each participant received a T-shirt, while Moyer Indoor Outdoor also gave a cross country scholarship funded by proceeds of the race. Two Souderton Area High School students who are members of the school’s cross country team received the scholarships. Pictured are runners who participated in the 5K. Wells Fargo, a nationwide bank, presented a $25,000 gift to Building 21-Allentown, an organization that partners with communities, families, students, teachers, educational leaders and school districts to design, open and operate new high schools. Pictured from left: Russ Mayo, Allentown School District superintendent; Chip Linehan, Building 21 co-founder; and Laura Haffner, Lehigh Valley Area president, Wells Fargo. The Easton Hospital information technology team donated a bicycle to Safe Harbor’s new Bridge Buddy program, which partners members of the community with people who are starting recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. The bike will serve as a positive distraction for recovery participants who await admittance to a treatment program. Pictured from left are Easton Hospital and Safe Harbor members Don Lutz, Steven Laureano, Sarah Woodruff, Anita Mitchell and Dan Massaro. Everence Financial in Souderton sponsored the Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania’s eighth annual Whack & Roll Nonprofit Invitational Croquet Tournament last month. Everence sponsored the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place winning croquet teams, with $500 donations each going to three nonprofit organizations. Winners included Penn View Christian School of Souderton (fourth); Bridge of Hope BuxMont of Lansdale (fifth) and Frederick Living of Frederick (sixth). Pictured are Everence office manager Patti Freed (left) and Team of Hope representative Rina Rampogu. ATAS International Inc. of Upper Macungie Township celebrated employees graduating from the Manufacturers Resource Center’s Manufacturing Leadership Institute on June 9. The class included 18 other area manufacturing professionals. MLI educates the region’s professionals in strategic leadership to strengthen their company’s competitiveness, drive growth and create sustainable business models. Pictured from left are ATAS graduates Gary Miller, Mark Bus, Dave Smith, Anne Hicks, Shirlann Wilkinson, Joseph Dominguez, Dick Bus, Jim Bus and Glenn Hechler. The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation of Allentown, a foundation that administers more than 200 charitable funds annually to nonprofits, presented Charles and Ruth Marcon with the 2016 Vision in Philanthropy Award during a celebration at the soon-to-be-opened National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem. Marcon is president of Duggan & Marcon, a carpentry contractor that does business from the Greater Lehigh Valley to the New York state border. Marcon has served on the boards of multiple Lehigh Valley nonprofits. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new office complex in Hanover Township, Northampton Township. Guardian consolidated its Greater Lehigh Valley offices at the new location; employees started moving into the new facility in June and will continue through the end of the year. Pictured from left are Dong Ahn, executive vice president of group and worksite markets; Michael Ferik, executive vice president of individual markets; John A. Somers, Guardian board of directors; Deanna Mulligan, president and CEO; Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack; Scott Dolfi, chief operating officer; Dean DelVecchio chief information officer; and Andrew Schwartzberg, vice president of enterprise shared services. Tony Salvaggio, president and CEO of Computer Aid Inc., an information technology firm in South Whitehall Township, presented this year’s check from the proceeds of the Mary Ellen Golf Tournament to Nancy Knoebel, CEO of Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania of Allentown. As the oldest continuously running golf tournament in the Lehigh Valley, the 47th annual event this year broke the $2 million mark for lifetime money raised. During the 22 years Salvaggio has chaired the tournament, it has raised more than $1.6 million to provide services to people with disabilities and other special needs and their families. The tournament was hosted last month at Willow Brook Golf Club in Catasauqua. Pictured are Salvaggio and Knoebel.

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