VNFA NEWS – Celebrating 37 Years!

This weekend marked 37 years of business for VNFA. On August 28, 1985, Tom Riddle founded the company with a mission to help clients make the right financial choices in pursuit of their lifelong goals and dreams. Today, all of us working with our founder, continue to focus on that mission, putting clients first in all we do. Over the years, the world has changed and so too VNFA has evolved and continues to emerge stronger. We come to work every day with a purpose deliver a great experience for our clients who find value in the combination of financial planning and wealth management. We all look forward to a prosperous future, and we thank you all for your continued confidence in our team, our service, and our mission.

VNFA In the Community

Team VNFA is honoring and remembering our loved ones touched by cancer by decorating our curtain for the Wings of Hope event. 

Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley will host the butterfly release at noon on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Cedar Crest College.

Admission is free and donations can be made online at


Team VNFA is so excited to be participating again in the Community Bike Works Cycle Challenge fundraiser. We are getting our riders ready to compete Sept. 22 to Oct. 3. Learn more about this community event and support our VNFA Riders!

Community Bike Works renamed the annual Spin-a-thon to the Cycle Challenge. Individuals can participate as well as teams with up to eight members. The goal is to raise $100,000 for the Allentown and Easton programs.

Learn more and sign up for the challenge at


Join us in congratulating Amanda Pugliese, CPA on her promotion to Director of Tax Services.

Mandy has been part of Team VNFA for more than 14 years in several capacities, most recently as Senior Tax Manager. In addition to continuing to work on tax preparation and planning, Mandy will manage the VNFA Tax Department moving forward.

Tim Richmond, CPA has been given the title of Senior Tax Accountant. Tim joined the team in 2020, bringing 15 years of experience in tax and accounting.

Team VNFA is still searching for CPA professionals to join our Tax Department and work with Tim and Mandy. Learn more about this and other opportunities at join-our-team


Welcome Solana Berrio and Lauren Kelly to Team VNFA!

Solana has joined the team in our Investment Department. She will be working with our Chief Investment Officer and other Associates on research and technology support. Solana already has experience working at VNFA as a tax and investment intern. She has a degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University.

Lauren is joining us at the front desk of our Bethlehem headquarters. She will be welcoming guests and answering your phone calls. As Front Office Coordinator, Lauren will be in the office managing the day-to-day for our hybrid team members who are working onsite and remotely throughout the week. She has more than 20 years of experience in client service, account support and office administration.