Donley Award nominations accepted until Jan. 22

Inez and Edward DonleyCommunity Services for Children is seeking nominations for the 2019 Donley Awards.

This prestigious recognition, established in 1996, honors the legacy of Inez and Edward Donley, who worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for children in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Please fill out this nomination form, and attach extra sheets as needed.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 22, 2019, and criteria are:

  1. Nominee must be an individual, couple, group, nonprofit organization or for-profit company whose residence or offices are located in the 17 counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania;
  2. Contributions of time, talent and/or treasure or in-kind donations have directly improved the health, education or general welfare of children birth to age 18; or
  3. Efforts have substantially increased the awareness of needs of children.

Schools and child care/early education providers are not eligible for the award. The award is only presented once per individual or company, so please note past Donley Award recipients when considering your nomination:

Previous individual recipients:
Mrs. Beverly Bradley; Sen. Patrick M. Browne; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Butz; Mr. L. Jack Bradt; Dr. Deborah Campbell; Mr. Peter Carpino; Mr. Scott Fainor; Mrs. Marlene “Linny” Fowler; Mrs. Rebecca Gorton; Mr. Kostas Kalogeropolous; Mr. and Mrs. David Leber; Mrs. Patricia W. Levin; Dr. and Mrs. Peter Likins; Dr. J. Robert Lovett; Chief Roger MacLean; The Hon. Jeanette Reibman; The Hon. Edward G. Rendell; Mrs. Ardath Rodale; Ms. Marci Ronald; Dr. Arthur L. Scott; Dr. Diane Scott; Dr. John vanBrakle.

Previous organization recipients:

Agere Systems; Air Products & Chemicals, Inc; Bethlehem Steel Corporation; Computer Aid; CoreStates Bank; Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA); Crayola; DaVinci Science Center; Education 2020!; Just Born, Inc; Junior League of the Lehigh Valley; Lehigh Valley Health Network; Northampton County Medical Society Alliance; Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley; PNC Financial Services; PPL Corporation; St. Luke’s Hospital & Health Network; The Harry C. Trexler Trust; United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Women’s Leadership Council.

All nominations should be submitted to Stacy Perlaki, Community Services for Children, 1520 Hanover Ave., Allentown, PA 18109; or faxed to 610-437-6500.

Recipients will be announced in February. The Donley Awards recipients will be honored at CSC’s Children’s Ball on Oct. 4 at The Centennial Catering & Conference Center in Center Valley, Pa.