For the past 12 years, supporters of the Lehigh Valley Wine Auction & Gala have raised more than two million dollars in support of The Children’s Home of Easton and the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society. These two unique fundraising events celebrate premier wines and the winemakers who craft them by bringing them to the Lehigh Valley community in support of the children served by these two organizations.
Committee Co-ChairsJessica Edris, Event Director
Anita Jo Paukovits
Megan van Ravenswaay
Steve & Sheliah
Hank & Joanne Barnette
Brad & Anne Baum
Matt Clark & Eileen Budd-Clark
Andy & Carolyn Daub
Marc Devlin & Maria Kastrinakis
Paul & Kym Farr
Len and MaryLou Fedora
Bill & Phyllis Grube
Dave & Pam Kennedy
Rich & Angela Knudson, Jr.
Gerry & Debra Nau
Stephen & Sabrina Olenchock
Rick & Megan Principato
Gene & Betsy Rockower
David and Laurie Scaff
Ed & Ellen Shaughnessy
Shelby and Graham Simmons
Bill & Denise Spence
John & Karen Stanley
Bobe Wade & Claire Sutherland
Jeff & Megan Veluz
The Children’s Home of Easton
The Children’s Home of Easton provided housing, education and care for over 100 children dealing with abuse, neglect and other traumatic experiences.
100% of the students at the Home were promoted to the next grade level.
100% of high school seniors graduated last year and are currently attending a college or trade school.
32 different organizations and businesses within the Lehigh Valley have collaborated with us to provide a well rounded curriculum to guide, support, and encourage children to believe in their own self-worth, reach their full potential and become contributing members of our society.
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society:
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society (NCHGS) provided community, educational, and special events for 2000 families at its Sigal Museum, 1753 Bachmann Publick House, Mixsell-Illick House, and Jacob Nicholas House.
1048 students received free field trips to experience their history hands-on.
The popular Traveling Trunks program continues to be offered to all Lehigh Valley teachers for use in their classrooms. Students enjoy touching, exploring, and wearing elements of Lenape, Colonial, and Victorian-era history.
500 youth participated in Historic Art Sidewalk Series, Heritage Day, and Fourth Friday activities for free crafts, games, movies, and more.
A new 2018 program offers free Sigal Museum admission to EBT SNAP benefit cardholders, making history accessible to underserved families in our community.
Junior historians enjoy summer history camp, Night at the Museum, and other unique interactive, immersive programs.
Coming spring 2019: Destination Northampton County, a family-friendly permanent exhibition celebrating heritage, ethnic diversity, and immigrant contributions to Northampton County.