VNFA NEWS

Voting is open for the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley Volunteer Challenge. #TeamVNFA partnered with Pleasure of Your Company Therapy Dogs (POYC) for the 2024 Volunteer Challenge! Pleasure of Your Company (POYC) Therapy Dogs is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the benefits of pet therapy by visiting community members who are unable to own dogs themselves. Their certified therapy dog teams regularly visit senior living communities, nursing homes, hospice facilities, schools, universities, hospitals, and beyond.

Click the link to see more details of our project and vote: https://www.volunteerlv.org/poll-organizations

VNFA NEWS

Valley National Financial Advisors is pleased to partner with WDIY 88.1 FM Lehigh Valley Public Radio for their annual Spring Membership Drive to provide food relief to those in need. VNFA is matching a portion of each donation WDIY receives so that every $100 raised will provide 15 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley.

VNFA has partnered with WDIY each year since 2017 to benefit Second Harvest, and in that time, has helped provide a total of over 100,000 meals!

To support WDIY and Second Harvest with one donation, you can make a contribution to the Spring Membership Drive by calling 610-758-8810 or giving online at wdiy.org.

VNFA NEWS

Join us in welcoming Christopher Holland to the newly created Director of Research & Investments position!

Chris brings an extensive wealth of experience to our team, showcasing a remarkable career spanning over 25 years. Most recently, he dedicated his expertise to private market investing as a Senior Investment Professional with the Public-School Employee Retirement System. Chris has held distinguished roles, including Managing Director at Galt’s Gate and Senior Equity Analyst/Portfolio Manager at Delaware Funds by Macquarie. His contributions also extend to his time as a Municipal Credit Analyst at BlackRock. His impressive background reflects a consistent track record of successfully steering research and investment initiatives to fruition.

“Chris’s role will be instrumental in shaping our research initiatives and driving investment strategies, contributing significantly to the success and growth of VNFA.  His strategic acumen and proven accomplishments make him a valuable and timely addition to our investment team as we continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the financial markets,” said William Henderson, Chief Investment Officer.

Anchored in the Lehigh Valley, Chris is a true Bethlehem native, born and raised. Beyond research and investments, he finds joy in skiing and working in his backyard vegetable garden. Chris is based out of our Bethlehem headquarters, and he can be reached at 610-868-9000 ext. 123 or cholland@valleynationalgroup.com.

VNFA in the COMMUNITY

What a great evening of community connection and culinary delights! Thank you, LINC & Butterhead Kitchen, for allowing #TeamVNFA to collaborate on this exceptional community cooking class. LINC’s mission, centered around fostering a sense of welcome and building a supportive community for newcomers, aligns seamlessly with VNFA’s values. We take immense pride in contributing to this remarkable mission, which is dedicated to assisting individuals in settling into the community and flourishing.   

To learn more about LINC, visit Learning | Inclusion | Networking | Community.

VNFA NEWS

#TeamVNFA held its second Dip Bowl contest to celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl. The Jalapeno Popper Dip came in first place!! Congratulations to our winner, Ashley Santiago! 🌶️🏆

This year’s contenders presented an array of phenomenal dips, including a Jalapeno Popper Dip, Broccoli Cheddar Dip, Vegetarian White Bean Spicy Buffalo Dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Street Corn and Chicken Dip, Cheesy Mashed Potato & Chorizo Dip, and an amazing Ranch Dip. For those with a sweet tooth, our spread also featured delightful treats like homemade Rice Krispies Treats, Brownies, Pumpkin Tres Leche, and Chocolate Cream Pie. The competition was fierce, and the flavors were unbeatable! #SuperBowlCelebration #DipBowlChampion

VNFA NEWS 

The VNFA Team is thrilled to participate in the 2023 Volunteer Center Holiday Hope Chests, marking a joyous occasion to deliver smiles and laughter within beautifully packed shoeboxes.

The Volunteer Center makes it easy for anyone that wants to participate and bring extra smiles to kids in our community. Team VNFA is happy to share a little joy this year. If you are interested in being part of this amazing cause visit the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.