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Frailey Insurance and Financial Services of Stroudsburg memorialized Madyson Brendyl Law by supporting Mady’s Angels of East Stroudsburg through the collection of new teddy bears and plush toys. Mady’s Angels is a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to local students and provides contributions to local charities and causes that were supported by Madyson. Collected were 15 bags of donations supporting children’s bereavement programs.
Frailey Insurance and Financial Services of Stroudsburg memorialized Madyson Brendyl Law by supporting Mady’s Angels of East Stroudsburg through the collection of new teddy bears and plush toys. Mady’s Angels is a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to local students and provides contributions to local charities and causes that were supported by Madyson. Collected were 15 bags of donations supporting children’s bereavement programs. Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 of Schnecksville is a recipient of a Creating a Healthy School Environment grant from the Highmark Foundation of Camp Hill. Carbon-Lehigh IU 21 was selected for its efforts to promote fitness and nutrition to fight childhood obesity. Pictured from left are Alison Huddleston, client manager, Highmark Inc.; Donna Hibshman, educational consultant, Carbon-Lehigh; Deborah Popson, director of special programs and services, Carbon-Lehigh; Kim Talipan, assistant to the executive director, Carbon-Lehigh; Elaine Eib, executive director, Carbon-Lehigh; and Alicia Trotter and Connie Shultz, adapted physical education teachers, Carbon-Lehigh. Rita Guthrie, owner of Open Door Public Relations, presented Five Steps to Killer Marketing on July 8 at the Best Western in Bethlehem. The audience was the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Businesswomen Networking Involving Charity and Education. The chapter’s charitable focus is Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, which helps women facing crisis and abuse. Pictured from left are Diane Zanetti, executive director of Turning Point; Connie Challingsworth and Veronica Drake, past president and current president, respectively, of the networking chapter; and Guthrie, presenting a donation to Turning Point. Employees and families of the Allentown firm Zator Law took part in the third annual Great Ambulance Chase 5K Run and Walk at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Zator Law took home prizes for the fastest team and the most spirited team. The event benefits youth and community education programs offered by Cetronia Ambulance Corps of Allentown. In celebration National Cancer Survivors Month in June, the second annual Pink Ribbon Raffle was hosted at the Lounge in Bartonsville and raised money for the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund. The purpose of the fund is to minimize the financial and emotional impact of breast cancer diagnoses and treatment. More than 80 people attended the event that included many prizes donated by businesses. The fund was established in 2011 after Staci Ann Beers, the daughter of the co-founder of the event Carol Ann F. Bowyer, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Pictured from left are Bowyer, Beers and Marynell Strunk of the Pocono Health Foundation. The law firm of Gross McGinley in Allentown supported the 22nd annual Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County Golf Classic at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville. The annual fundraiser helps fund the organization’s goal to provide meals for homebound residents. Pictured from left are attorneys Graig Schultz, Loren Speziale, Samuel Cohen, Thomas Capehart and Michael Blum. Employees of Jerdon Construction Services in Allentown and their families raised $3,000 for Mercy Special Learning Center of Allentown at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Mercy Special Learning Center provides personalized education in a supportive, Christian environment for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Victaulic Co. in Forks Township hosted its fourth annual health fair for employees and their families. With a theme of “Be healthy: Be all you can be,” the fair showcased 60 local vendors who represented health insurance agencies, nutrition products, medical services and fitness centers and offered free health screenings. Additionally, 15 Victaulic employees volunteered to participate in a dunk tank, raising nearly $17,000 for the American Cancer Society. Seventy-five children attended Take Our Kids to Work Day at Victaulic Co. in Forks Township. The event included appearances from mascots Fretty from Martin Guitar, Ferrous from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Tipster from Crayola, the Penn State Nittany Lion and the Moravian Greyhound. The day gives Victaulic employees the opportunity to teach their children about their jobs through fun activities, a tour and prizes. Twelve people representing Lehigh Valley businesses and organizations raised $292,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year national campaign. Nadder Nejad earned the title of Man of the Year after raising $109,000. Linora Gula earned the title of Woman of the Year after raising $22,000. Pictured are some of the Lehigh Valley participants. Back row from left: David Ellowitch, Glenn Faust, Robert Singley, Tony Cioffi, Sean Gallagher and Nejad. Front row from left: Gula and Terry Brady Hind. With support from area business people, the Mary Ellen Golf Tournament hosted by Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania in Allentown raised a record-breaking $92,055 to fund programs and services. The money will be used for services such as early intervention, recreation, camp and respite opportunities, pre-school for children with special needs, physical, occupation and speech therapy services. The tournament was held at Willow Brook Golf Course in North Catasauqua. Tony Salvaggio of Computer Aid Inc. was chairman of the tournament executive committee. Pictured from left are Nancy Knoebel, president and CEO, Easter Seals Eastern PA, and Tony Salvaggio, president and CEO, Computer Aid Inc., and Chair of the Mary Ellen Golf Tournament executive committee. Univest Corp. in Souderton awarded $1,000 to Penn View Christian School of Souderton in its second annual Caring for Community Giveaway. The contest, which ran May 27-June 13, asked community members to nominate local, educational nonprofits that deserve financial assistance by posting to the Univest Facebook page. Penn View earned the most votes among 33 organizations. The award will go to Penn View’s financial scholarship program to assist families whose financial resources are limited. Pictured from left are Robert Rutt, executive director, Penn View Christian School; Kathy Gordon, director of advancement, Penn View Christian School; and John Duerksen, executive vice president, Univest Bank and Trust Co. The Pocono Health Foundation awarded more than $70,000 to community organizations and students. The presentation of the awards was part of the foundation’s 22nd annual grant reception at the Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. Thirteen Monroe County community organizations were honored through the Dr. Alberta Finch Children’s Health Endowment Fund and the Dr. Claus G. Jordan Endowment Fund. Liberty Property Trust employees in the Lehigh Valley office teamed with the Historic Bethlehem Partnership to clean and restore the outside of the 1869 Luckenbach Mill and tend to the grounds of the adjacent ruins in the Colonial Industrial Quarter on the 11th Annual Bill Rouse Day of Caring. For more than a decade, Liberty employees have honored the memory of the company founder, Willard “Bill” G. Rouse III, with a national day of community service. Pictured are Liberty Property Trust employees who worked at the mill. Palm Bancorp. Inc., parent holding company of First Northern Bank and Trust Co. of Palmerton, presented First Northern Financial Scholars Certificates at the graduation ceremonies of Roberto Clemente Charter School in Allentown. The certificates were presented to seven graduating students of Roberto Clemente. Catholic Charities of Allentown, with funding from PPL Corp. and the Rider Pool Foundation, partnered with Central Community School, one of the schools in the Allentown Promise Neighborhood, to holistically serve the needs of economically disadvantaged students and families in Allentown. The objective is to strengthen the family and move it to greater self-sufficiency. Pictured from left are Yvonne Ramos, community support case manager, Catholic Charities; Pamela Russo, executive director, Catholic Charities; Melinda Stumpf, regional affairs director, PPL Corp.; Rob Nicolella, community support supervisor, Catholic Charities; and Teri Dakuginow, counseling supervisor, Catholic Charities. The law firm of Gross McGinley in Allentown supported the 22nd Annual Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County Golf Classic at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville. The annual fundraiser helps fund the organization’s goal to provide meals for homebound residents. Pictured from left are attorneys Graig Schultz, Loren Speziale, Samuel Cohen, Thomas Capehart and Michael Blum. Employees of Jerdon Construction Services in Allentown and their families raised $3,000 for Mercy Special Learning Center of Allentown at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Mercy Special Learning Center provides personalized education in a supportive, Christian environment for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Victaulic Co. in Forks Township hosted its fourth annual health fair for employees and their families. With a theme of “Be healthy: Be all you can be,” the fair showcased 60 local vendors who represented health insurance agencies, nutrition products, medical services and fitness centers and offered free health screenings. Additionally, 15 Victaulic employees volunteered to participate in a dunk tank, raising nearly $17,000 for the American Cancer Society. Seventy-five children attended Take Our Kids to Work Day at Victaulic Co. in Forks Township. The event included appearances from mascots Fretty from Martin Guitar, Ferrous from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Tipster from Crayola, the Penn State Nittany Lion and the Moravian Greyhound. The day gives Victaulic employees the opportunity to teach their children about their jobs through fun activities, a tour and prizes. Twelve people representing Lehigh Valley businesses and organizations raised $292,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year national campaign. Nadder Nejad earned the title of Man of the Year after raising $109,000. Linora Gula earned the title of Woman of the Year after raising $22,000. Pictured are some of the Lehigh Valley participants. Back row from left: David Ellowitch, Glenn Faust, Robert Singley, Tony Cioffi, Sean Gallagher and Nejad. Front row from left: Gula and Terry Brady Hind.

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