20th Annual PICPA Thanksgiving 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 have included Jim Craig, 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, Chinese, silent and live auction events.

Thank you for making 2017 filled with love and laughter!

This year's luncheon, held on November 22nd at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Breinigsville, had an attendance of almost 600 people.

The talented Brittany Garzillo of PBS39 and the Focus, emceed the event as we enjoyed an entire afternoon of entertainment. The event started off with networking hour that included Chinese and silent auction items, an open bar sponsored by The Holiday Inn and Conference Center, a special knock-knock joke from our own consumer, Adam L. (who stole the show!), and a live performance by the LifePath choir who sang, "This Little Light of Mine."  Senators Pat Browne and Lisa Boscola read proclamations for The Christopher Limpar family and Mr. Craig Reynolds. Then there was a live auction event that included "Groceries for a Year," from Wegmans, and an IronPigs Dugout Suite for 30 from BSI Corporate Benefits. Finally, funny-man Bobby Collins took the stage and made us laugh till our sides hurt!

In all, the luncheon was a huge success, grossing over $160,000! Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers for your support this year! We couldn't have done it without you!

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Read about Bobby
Bobby Collins has worked with Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Drew Carey and many other comic legends and brings his observational comedy and hilarious storytelling talents to the LifePath family


2017 Community Service Award Recipient
Craig Reynolds, President-Cigars International 

 Read about Craig
“I have empathy for people that have no voice or do not get enough help from the government” Craig Reynolds

2017 Family of the Year
The Christopher Limpar

Read about the family
"He is our sunshine" Alice E. Mudge

Great Live Auction Prizes!
52 $50 Gift Cards to Wegmans
Groceries for a Year
 -- Winners Barry and Marcy Dobil
Use one each week for a year or use them in any combination at any Wegmans Store! Good for wine and beer too!
Sponsored by Wegmans

Tickets for 30! Private Suite! Open Bar! Open food buffet! Parking! June 16, 2018!
Sponsored by BSI Corporate Benefits

Great Silent Auction Prizes!
Martin Guitar! Franklin Hill Vineyards tour and tasting for 10! Social Still tour and tasting for 10! Louis Vuitton bracelet! Box seats for 8 to see Bobby Collins on January 12th! More!


Great Chinese Auction Prizes!
Bose headphones! Wegmans gift baskets! Framed art! Gift cards to restaurants! Tool basket from Lowes! Much more!

Favors for all attendees were sponsored by Josh Early Candies


Presenting Sponsor ($12,000)

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

Outstanding Family Award Sponsor ($8500) – PNC Bank

Reception Sponsor ($7,000) – Holiday Inn & Conference Center

Diamond Sponsor ($5500) – multiple sponsors at this level - Brown & Brown of the Lehigh Valley

Titanium Sponsor ($4500) – multiple sponsors at this level - BB&T Retirement & Institutional Services, M&T Bank

Platinum Sponsor ($3500) – multiple sponsors at this level - Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

Media Sponsor ($3000) - PBS39, The Morning Call

                  Gold Sponsor ($3000) – multiple sponsors at this level - GBB & Company / One Financial Svcs. /                                  American Bank

Silver Sponsor ($2500) – multiple sponsors at this level - MillerSearles / PICPA / U.S. Medical

Bronze Sponsor ($2000) – multiple sponsors at this level - Gross McGinley, LLP / RLB Accountants /
Campbell Rappold & Yurasits, LLP / Computer Aid / First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union /
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLP / Hospital Central Services (HCSC)

Volunteer Sponsor - PDC Pharmacy, Hartzell's Pharmacy, Shoprite of Hunterton County

Photography Sponsor - Sherry Clewell Photography

Program Book Ads (purchased separately)

Back Outside Cover (color) SAGE Design-Build, Inc.
Back Inside Cover (color)  Vistage Chair
Front Inside Cover (color)  Gillespie / Allegra Printing

For more information about the 2017 PICPA/LifePath Luncheon, please contact Annette Kaiser,
Communications and Development Director at 484-893-5539 or akaiser@lifepath.org.