“Setting the Stage with Elton John” 2018 Raises Record Amount for VYH

Valley Youth House held our annual special event, “Setting the Stage with Elton John” on Saturday, September 8, 2018, raising a record breaking $330,450!  “Setting the Stage” is Valley Youth House’s premier special event and has raised over $820,000 to date to benefit the young people and their families served by Valley Youth House.

Valley Youth House proudly honored Steve and Jeanne Follett and Follett, LLC. as the 2018 Distinguished Honoree, while guests enjoyed Sir Elton John’s favorite foods and his favorite florals at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel. Tom Harrington, Valley Youth House President and CEO led attendees on a journey down the yellow brick road, the theme of Sir Elton John’s farewell tour, while sharing the experiences and hardships that Valley Youth House homeless young people are faced with in traumatic situations.  Harrington thanked supporters for their generosity, which positively affects many lives and helps youth discover their future lies beyond the yellow brick road.

Many thanks to event chairs Anne Baum, Capital BlueCross; Pennsylvania Senator Pat Browne, The Honorable Charlie Dent, DLA Piper & CNN Contributor, Greg Dudkin, PPL Electric Utilities, Scott Fainor, BB&T; John Malloy, Victaulic; and Corning Painter, Air Products and VYH Board Chair who spearheaded this exciting fundraising event in the Lehigh Valley.

Setting the Stage Executive Committee

Erich Bailey, Wells Fargo

Hank & Joanne Barnette

Kathryn M. Brown, Morton Brown Family Wealth

Greg L. Butz, Butz Family of Companies

William E. Carmody, First Generation

Jim Dietrich, Jim Dietrich Team at RE/MAX 440

Doug Downing, Lafayette Ambassador Bank

Fred Fenselau, Working Dog Press

Laurie Hackett, Air Products

Bruce Heugel, B. Braun Medical, Inc.

Eric Luftig, Victaulic

Drs. Tina & Brian Nester, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Michael Rice, Follett, LLC.

Bob & Becky Rupel

Matthew R. Sorrentino, Lehigh Valley Health Network

Mark J. Tervalon, Lutron Electronics Company

Maura Topper, Dunne Manning

Joe Topper, Dunne Manning

June Webre, ESSA Bank & Trust


2018 Distinguished Honorees

Steve and Jeanne Follett