The Lehigh Valley

I’m active in three Lehigh Valley nonprofits, and a big fan of many more.

Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation is affiliated with C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., of Nazareth, PA, maker of fine guitars.  I have been a Foundation Board member since 2017, helping to oversee grantmaking to dozens of organizations in the Lehigh Valley and across the U.S.

New Bethany Ministries delivers food, shelter, housing, and care in Bethlehem, Allentown, and Coplay.  I am a Board member since 2013, Vice President in 2015, President 2016-2019, and Immediate Past President, 2019 – ?.

Sing Out Magazine was founded as People’s Songs by Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie in New York in 1950.  Since 1983, Sing Out has been located in the Lehigh Valley.  I helped the Sing Out Corporation get established in Pennsylvania then, and have remained a supporter and Board member since.  Since 2008, I have been Board Secretary.

There are dozens of local nonprofits that I admire … here are some that I support.

Godfrey Daniels

Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Lehigh Gap Nature Center


I also thank the many local nonprofits that have hosted Muhlenberg students learning about their management, including Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Band, Allentown Symphony Association,The ARC of Lehigh Valley, Baum School of Arts, Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Center, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Civic Theatre,  Community Bike Works, Community Music Lehigh CoSchool, Jewish Family Services of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Mainstreet Brass, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County, Pinebrook Family Answers, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Wildlands Conservancy, YMCA of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and Youth Engagement in the Arts