About Us

For the past 13 years, supporters of the Lehigh Valley Wine Auction & Gala have raised more than three 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.

As a result of the financial support from the events, The Children’s Home of Easton is able to provide 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 and Genealogical Society (NCHGS) provided community, educational, and special events for 2,000 families at its Sigal Museum, 1753 Bachmann Publick House, Mixsell-Illick House, and Jacob Nicholas House.

1,048 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.

Junior historians enjoy summer history camp, Night at the Museum, and other unique interactive, immersive programs.

Event Committee & Supporters
This premier event is the result of the hard work and year-round planning of an event committee comprised of community leaders committed to the mission of serving children in the Lehigh Valley.

Event Committee

Paul Farr and Andy Daub, Committee Co-Chairs

Brandon Benner
Garrett Benner
Carey Birgel
Eileen Budd
Marc Devlin
John Donofrio
Chrissy Hixson
Maria Kastrinakis
Bob McCormick
Dan McMahon
Anita Jo Paukovits
Edward Shaughnessy
Denise Spence
Jenny Ryan
Mark Binning
Paula Young
Megan van Ravenswaay

Jessica Edris, Event Director

 

 

Gala Ambassadors

Steve & Sheliah Agentis
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
Dr. Yasin Khan & Dr. Elizabeth Khan
Dr. Carlos & Ardeth Hodges
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