HomeBensalem TimesLenape Valley Foundation’s Community Care Celebration raises over $30,000

Lenape Valley Foundation’s Community Care Celebration raises over $30,000

A number of individuals and organizations were recognized for their community advocacy

From L: Sharon Curran, LVF CEO; Kimberly Everett, awardee/BCHIP; Alan Hartl, awardee; Ed Hudson, awardee/Good Stuff Thrift; Helene Mathern, awardee; Lisa Policare, LVF board president

Lenape Valley Foundation, a nonprofit provider of behavioral health services, recently held its Community Care Celebration at Hotel du Village in New Hope. The event raised over $30,000 and recognized several individuals and organizations for their community advocacy.

Honorees included:

– Alan Hartl, former LVF CEO, recipient of the Ed Knopf, M.D. Award
– Helene Mathern, a Doylestown resident and former LVF board member, recipient of the Community Champion Award
– Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, a leader in health services in Bucks County, recipient of the Health and Wellness Champion Award
– Good Stuff Thrift, a nonprofit organization benefiting children in the community, recipient of the Stakeholder Champion Award

More than 130 people attended the event, including Pennsylvania state Rep. Frank Farry, who donated a Pennsylvania State and U.S. flag, as well as a tour of the capitol building in Harrisburg, and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero, who provided state flags and proclamations recognizing the outstanding contributions of each of the awardees to the community.

The event also featured a cocktail hour with musical entertainment by the Eric Mintel Trio, a wine pull fundraiser, and dinner with entertainment by the East Coast Entertainment Group. Top sponsors included Penn Wealth Planning, Good Stuff Thrift, and Helene and Gary Mathern.

For more than 60 years, LVF has served people of all ages in Bucks County and the surrounding community through its more than 35 programs aimed at addressing challenges related to mental health, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays. Operating two outpatient locations in Bristol and Doylestown, the organization provides an array of treatment options that help more than 14,000 people each year. Services include outpatient therapy, crisis services, case management, supports coordination, children’s services and residential programs. Visit lenapevf.org or call 215-345-5300 for more information.

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