20th Annual Luncheon

LifePath is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for the Annual Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards Luncheon. Held traditionally on the day before Thanksgiving, this benefit luncheon brings the year to culmination with a celebration of Everyday Lives. LifePath and the PICPA are pleased to present keynote speakers that have appeal and character. Past speakers include Johnny Bench, Dick Vermeil, Jim Palmer, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose and others!
This event is a great way to support LifePath while joining with the rest of the Lehigh Valley in kicking off the holiday season. Attendance is 650 individuals strong and includes an open bar cocktail hour, sit-down luncheon, keynote speaker, raffle prizes, silent auction and live auction event.
This event is a great way to support LifePath and kick off the holiday season of giving!

LifePath and the PICPA Announce 2017 Speaker
Funny Man Bobby Collins!


November 22, 2017 - Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Breinigsville PA

The comedian and actor handpicked by Rosie O’Donnell to host the popular VH1 show “Stand-Up Spotlight” has been named the keynote speaker at LifePath’s 20th annual Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards Luncheon next fall.

Bobby Collins, who has worked with Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey and many other comic legends, brings his observational comedy and hilarious storytelling talents to the Holiday Inn and Conference Center on Nov. 22.

LifePath and host the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs are thrilled to welcome Collins to the annual event that honors the people and companies that make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

"Love has no disability,” Collins said. “I'm thrilled to be the keynote at the 20th anniversary.”

“I look forward to adding laughter and fun to this event.”

Collins has performed on nearly all of the late-night television shows, from David Letterman to Jimmy Fallon to Jay Leno. He has appeared in several movies and been nominated for CableACE and American Comedy Awards.

Making 200 live stand-up performances annually, Collins has released six comedy albums and made special appearances at U.S. embassies across the globe. He even performed at Chelsea Clinton’s birthday party at the White House.

“After our tremendous success with Pete Rose, people told us they wanted more entertainment," said Paul Coleman CEO and Executive Director of LifePath. “So we listened and are excited to bring in one of the best entertainers In the industry."

Adroitly dissecting everyday life, Collins energizes his stories with flair, charisma and themes that dismantle socioeconomic, race and age divides.

With a daughter with intellectual disabilities, he knows and understands the challenging realities that they bring to families. He is thrilled to be LifePath’s keynote speaker and looks forward to helping us to see that: “We're all in this together!”

2017 LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
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Photography Sponsor – Sherry Clewell Photography

Two seats, value: $250
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475

Bronze Sponsor ($2000) – multiple sponsors at this level
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
½-page ad in program booklet, value $350

Silver Sponsor ($2500) – multiple sponsors at this level
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475

Gold Sponsor ($3000) – multiple sponsors at this level
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
One silent auction item donated in their name, value: $150

Media Sponsor
One table of 10, value: $1250
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal following the event.

Platinum Sponsor ($3500) – multiple sponsors at this level
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal following the event

Titanium Sponsor ($4500) – multiple sponsors at this level
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal
Corporate banner displayed during luncheon

Diamond Sponsor ($5500) – multiple sponsors at this level
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call & Business Journal Corporate banner displayed during luncheon
Can place company items at each seat

Reception Sponsor – Holiday Inn
One table of 10, value: $1250
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full page ad in the program book, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on the cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal
Company recognition in all promotional materials
Can place company items at each seat

Outstanding Family Award Sponsor ($8500) – PNC Bank
Three tables of 10, value: $3750 (one table for honored family)
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal
Corporate banner displayed during luncheon
Opportunity to speak at event, present award to family
Company recognition in all promotional materials
Can place company items at each seat

Dinner Sponsor ($9,000) – exclusive
Two tables of 10, value: $2500
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal
Corporate banner displayed during luncheon
Company recognition in all promotional materials
Can place company items at each seat

Keynote Speaker Sponsor ($10,000) – exclusive
Two tables of 10, value: $2500
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Full-page ad in program booklet, value: $475
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal
Corporate banner displayed during luncheon
Opportunity to speak at event, introduce keynote speaker
Seating with keynote speaker
Company recognition in all promotional materials
Can place company items at each seat

Presenting Sponsor ($12,000) – exclusive
Two tables of 10, value: $2500
TWO full page ads in program booklet, value: $950
Corporate name and logo on cover of program
Corporate name and logo featured in “thank you” ad in The Morning Call and Business Journal
Listing in program booklet
Listing in PowerPoint presentation
Corporate banner displayed during luncheon
Plaque recognizing sponsorship of event
Opportunity to speak at event
Company recognition in all promotional materials
Can place company items at each seat

Program Book Ads (purchased separately)
Back Outside Cover (color) $600
Back Inside Cover (color) $600
Front Inside Cover (color)
Full Page (black & white only) $475
½ Page (black & white only) $350

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 2016 
Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards Luncheon with Jim Craig!



 On November 23, 2016, LifePath and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts hosted the 19th Annual Thanksgiving Benefits and Awards Luncheon at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Breinigsville, Pa.

In all, over 600 people attended the event to listen to a heartfelt message from the 1980 U. S. Olympic Ice Hockey gold medal goalie and hero, Jim Craig.  Craig’s skillfully mixed message about believing in yourself drew correlations between LifePath and the “Miracle on Ice” story.

In addition to Jim Craig, Barry and Marcy Dobil, owners of Josh Early Candies, were honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award in recognition of their dignified and dedicated service to the Lehigh Valley. Barry’s heartfelt speech about never forgetting your roots resonated deeply with attendees.

Tina and John Liu-Rehberg were also honored. The Liu-Rehberg family was honored with the Outstanding Family of the Year award in recognition of their devotion to the mission of LifePath. John shared the journey of his niece, Michelle and how LifePath met Michelle in every part of her amazing journey.LifePath also shared the amazing story of the Lius and how they met LifePath’s residents in every step of their way as well.

Also speaking at the event was guest speaker, Lisa Berlin, a resident of LifePath’s Supported Living program. Lisa was a gold medalist in the 2015 World Games Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Lisa delivered an earnest speech about her experiences as a Special Olympian. The audience followed up with questions; then ultimately a rousing standing ovation.

Over $184,000.00 was raised to benefit LifePath and the over 1400 individuals served.


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor ($12,000)
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA

Keynote Speaker Sponsor ($10,000)
BSI Corporate Benefits

Outstanding Family of the Year Sponsor ($8,500)
PNC Bank

Reception Sponsor
Holiday Inn & Conference Center

Titanium Sponsors ($4,500)
BB&T Retirement & Institutional Services

M&T Bank

Platinum Sponsor ($3,500)
ASR Media@PBS39

Brown & Brown of the Lehigh Valley
Univest Bank

Gold Sponsor ($3,000)
American Bank

GBB& company, LLP
American Bank

Silver Sponsor ($2,500)
Adams Outdoor

KPMG
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
PICPA
MillerSearles
US Medical Staffing

Bronze Sponsor ($2,000)
Campbell Rappold & Yurasits, LLP

Computer Aid
Firstrust Bank
Gross McGinley
HCSC Enterprises, Inc.
Janney Montgomery & Scott
Northstar Team Development
RLB Accountants
Santander Bank

Media Sponsor
The Morning Call

Volunteer Sponsor
PDC Pharmacy

Shop Rite
St. Luke’s
The Standard

Transportation Sponsor
Interstate Fleets

Photography Sponsor
Sherry Clewell Photography

For more information about the 2016 PICPA/LifePath Luncheon, please contact Annette Kaiser,
Communications and Development Director at 484-893-5539 or akaiser@lifepath.org.