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Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley
Nonprofit landscape and the value of volunteers, with Karen Smith
"You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give."
Karen came to the Volunteer Center with passion as a board member, and over time grew into the role of Executive Director. Her most favorite thing to do is showing up and giving back to the community.
Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has been around for 30 years, with 5 staff members located in Bethlehem. They are the premier resource to the nonprofit community, working with over 450 nonprofits annually. Their funding comes from corporate sponsorships, grants, fundraisers, United Way contracts for service, and membership fees. They mobilize masses of volunteers to help with projects in the area. The volunteer center coordinates, educates, and motivates on a regular basis and is highly involved in every community.
Get involved by going to their new community calendar portal at Eventfully.org!
Looking for a list of where you can donate time or monetary items? Go to GuideStar.org, which lists 1,700 nonprofits in the Lehigh Valley. Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley currently hosts 375+ nonprofits on their site. Any volunteer can post on their website.
Get started today and join Karen in this mission to make a change!
The Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley congratulates member Netizen for landing at number 47 on the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing companies. Netizen is a cybersecurity firm based in Allentown. Read the full story here.
On July 25, 2019, Denise Grothouse of Perfect Six presented her business to the Executive Forum. Denise has extensive experience in artistry work and taking companies to their next level of profitability.
She has broken barriers locally and nationally overseeing up to 80 million in products. Follow her brief story and watch how perfect six was born!
Previously In her ten years at the Lehigh Group, she accomplished bidding out and shopping the best prices for the companies products which helped profits at the end of the day. She helped save the company $8 million dollars over her employment there. Learning currency exchange was a huge part of this position.