Lenape Valley Foundation (LVF), a nonprofit provider of behavioral health services, held its Community Care Celebration awards dinner on Oct. 20 at Hotel du Village in New Hope.
The event, which raised over $30,000, 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 (BCHIP), a leader in health services in Bucks County, recipient of the Health and Wellness Champion Award; and 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 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.
In addition to the awards presentation, 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.