VCLV LogoThe 13th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards will be held Wednesday November 4th at the event center at blue from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This event coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, honors local businesses and employee volunteers who have demonstrated excellence in community service by giving generously of their time and talents to make life better for others and for the community in which we live. The Honorary Chair for this event is Bob Oster, CEO of Concannon, Miller & Co. and our emcee for the evening is Eve Tannery of WFMZ.

Spirit of Volunteerism Awards will be presented to: Just Born; Mark Pesavento of B. Braun Medical Inc.; Olympus Corporation of the Americas; Jeff Worman of Pro Compressor; Liberty Property Trust; Bryan Lobach of Embassy Bank; Potts Family of Potts’ Doggie Shop and The PEAK TV.

In addition, the following nominees will be recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a program created to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service: Lois Frey, Knoll Furniture; Christopher Sherry, Walmart Dotcom Fulfilment Center; and Molly Albano, student at Muhlenberg College.

Sponsors for this event include: Air Products, ASR Media Productions, B. Braun Medical Inc., Boyle Construction, Brown & Brown Insurance, Concannon, Miller & Co., Cozze Cakes, Crayola, CrossAmerica Partners, Eastern Engineered Wood Products, event center at blue, Highmark Blue Shield, HMK Insurance, Just Born, Klunk & Millan Advertising, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, National Penn Bank, National Penn Insurance, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, PPL, St. Luke’s University Health Network, The Express-Times, The Morning Call, THRIVE Media, and Wells Fargo Bank. Crayola, awards sponsor, will be making a donation in the winners name to the charity of their choice.

For reservations, visit the Volunteer Center website $55 per person including hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and cash bar. Deadline is October 30th.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is committed to educating, motivating and coordinating programs and services in promotion of engaging volunteers in our community. In 2014 alone, 20,000 volunteers were recruited to serve more than 300 agencies across the Greater Lehigh Valley, saving our community $57,382,673. Learn more at