United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Raised Over $25 Million

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley raised a record-breaking $25,002,145 during its annual fundraising campaign, marking 14 consecutive years of growth for the nonprofit. The campaign was chaired by Tony and Adrienne DaRe of BSI Corporate Benefits, with a specific emphasis on the region’s rising mental health needs. The campaign was led by BSI Corporate Benefits CEO Tony DaRe, who saw the need and heard it personally as they visited United Way Community Schools and Healthy Aging Community Hubs.

United Way announced the results during Celebration of Caring, presented by Crayola, which celebrated the collaborative spirit and profound impact achieved through the dedication of organizations, United Way donors, volunteers, and partners positively impacting the lives of over 175,000 people this year. Over 120,000 people were connected to food, housing, and mental health services, and quality of life was improved for nearly 10,000 older adults and caregivers. Over 40,000 students were supported so they could thrive in school.

Throughout the annual campaign, BSI Corporate Benefits pledged to make an additional gift in honor of every new or increased donation to support our neighbors’ mental health needs. A strong network of partners and donors increased their contributions to the annual campaign, which ran from April 2023 to March 2024. PPL Corp.’s employees, retirees, and corporate foundation contributed more than $6,000,000 for the second year in a row, Air Products raised more than $5,000,000 for the third consecutive year, City Center Group and Crayola each raised more than $1,000,000.

United Way Board Chair Dorota Gasienica-Kozak, Partner, King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC Law Firm, said that United Way invested record-breaking funding into the community at a time when neighbors need it most.

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