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Starting in June 2023, Lehigh Valley Public Media, in the spirit of Fred Rogers and in collaboration with Lehigh Valley organizations, will recognize “Good Helpers” in our community.

The Good Helper Award celebrates the great work of individual contributors, organizations, and businesses who are being recognized by other community organizations. We are delighted to have an opportunity to amplify both the accomplishments of the honorees and the work of the organization through our public media and social media platforms.

If your organization is recognizing an individual, organization, or business for their service at an event individual(s), please let us know. We’ll make sure to raise awareness for your organization while offering our congratulations to the “Good Helpers” in our community.


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Ellen Millard-Kern - - 610.739.1519
Vice President, Community Engagement, Lehigh Valley Public Media


Susan Worobec was honored by the BW NICE LV Chapter.

Rob Vaughn was honored with the Community Service Award and the Deutsch Family were honored with the Family of the Year Award at the annual LifePath event.

Rich & Eileen Wuerthele were honored by  Valley Youth House at the Setting the Stage Lehigh Valley event.

Mike and Jean Grabarits were recently honored with a Good Helper Award by our very own Tim Fallon, CEO, and Ellen Kern,  VP of Community Engagement at LVPM. This award was provided the Grabarits’ service and positive contribution to St Lukes and their generous support of St Lukes Children’s Hospital .

Bob & Sandy Lovett were honored with the 2023 Lifetime Champion of Education Award during the Communities in Schools NE PA Building Bright Futures 40th Anniversary held at Olympus Americas.

Honored by the YWCA Bethlehem

Jaime Miranda and Vincent Kidd  were honored by the Allentown Fire Department

Buddy Lesavoy was honored by Lehigh Carbon Community College

Congratulations to Heather and Pat Browne for being honored by the City Center Group during the dedication of the Pat and Heather Browne Center for Education and Health.

Congratulations to Nacho Abia for receiving the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Congratulations to Anne Baum for receiving the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Julie Intrepido-Kmetz receives the Great Allentown Fair "Friend of the Fair Award." Pictured with Ellen Kern, VP of Community Engagement, LVPM ~ August 30, 2023

The Deutsch Family were honored with the Family of the Year Award at the annual LifePath event.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Lehigh Valley ChapterHonored these individuals and organizations for embodying theSpirit of philanthropy in the Lehigh Valley - Alexis Valentin, Haight Family, Shaun Marakovits, Golden Pepper Productions, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Murtaza Jaffer, Emmaus Rotary, Barry & Marcy Dobil, and Wenda Boyer.

Laura Black, Dolly Butz, Lolly Siegel, Sy Traub were honored by The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth on Nov 2 at Lehigh Country Club. Thirty-three years ago they came together to establish The Fund out of their vision and empathy for at-risk youth.

Carol & Barry Halper were honored by Lehigh Valley Health Network for their generous work establishing the “Lauren 
Pearl Halper Hospice Fund: Bringing Everyday Joys” The fund, Named in honor of their daughter, helps hospice workers grant “everyday joys” to their patients. Since the spring of 2014 they have raised over $100,000.

Honored by the YWCA Bethlehem

Honored by the YWCA Bethlehem 

Ercole Spinosa was honored by Mercy School for Special Learning

Laurie Gostley Hackett, Honorary Chair, was recognized by  Miller Symphony Hall at the Night on Broadway 2023 Symphony Ball. 

Congratulations to Joe Posh who was recognized by the Allentown Boys & Girls Club during their Great Futures celebration for all his contributions to the organization.

Congratulations to Christine Isabelle Oaklander who was recognized by the West Park Civic Association.

Congrats to our very first Good Helper Award winner Lona M. Farr, Ph.D. who was recognized by the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for her expertise in fundraising and a comprehensive generosity in sharing her time, talent, and treasure.