United Way of Berks County
Birdsboro Community Center
Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley
Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lehigh Valley
Jewish Family Services York County
Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley
Area of Expertise: All things legal
Education: Temple University, J.D. (cum laude), 1988; Haverford College, B.A., 1982
Admitted to Practice in Pennsylvania State Courts
Mark has practiced law in the Lehigh Valley for almost 30 years. He has assisted non-profit organizations in all kinds of legal matters, including by way of example with respect to their formation, in obtaining state and federal tax-exempt status, in board governance matters, and in reorganizations and mergers, and has served as borrower’s counsel in connection with several tax-exempt, bond and New Markets Tax Credit financings.
Mark has counseled numerous small businesses in the formation and start-up phase (including the preparation of creation documents and shareholder and limited liability operating agreements), as well as with respect to ongoing legal matters.
Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown, the Board of Directors of Lehigh Valley Social Impact Center, and as President of the Board of Directors of the Community Music School, Allentown, as well as on the Ethics Committee of Phoebe Home.
Mark has been an adjunct professor in the M.B.A. program at Moravian College and has conducted numerous seminars regarding non-profit issues and health law. He is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Rotary Club of Nazareth. Mark enjoys exercise and being outdoors. He is married to Teresa Aurand, and has two grown sons, Ben and Josh. His family also includes four adopted shelter cats, Zoe, Lea, DaVinci, and Diego.
Greater Good has been a dream of Mark’s for many years. Tom Petty’s unexpected passing in fall 2017 was another reminder that one should not continually put off one’s dreams. So in case you need further inspiration to “run down your dream”, please enjoy this Tom Petty classic.
Area of Expertise: Fundraising Event Management
Area of Expertise: Grant Writing
Oliver is an innovative, detail-oriented, and thorough researcher that understands the big picture of nonprofit financials, can build relationships with funders, and has a knack for writing and the art of subtle persuasion. As the sole development personnel for a small but rapidly growing non-profit, his success in grant writing is linked to the philosophy that a successful proposal balances a logical argument and a compelling case that evokes empathy.
Oliver has demonstrated success in the realms of foundation, government, and corporate grants and has received awards from both local, state, and national funders such as Pennsylvania Department of Family Health, Open Society Foundations, Elton John AIDS Foundation, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and Puffin Foundation West.
Oliver is the Development Manager at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and teaches Research and Composition at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Keystone and the Center for Humanistic Change, as well as the Marketing Committee for the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance, the Nominating and Governance Committee for the Allentown Arts Commission, and the Pennsylvania Community Alliance Summit Planning Committee.
Area of Expertise: Building and evolving brands
With over a decade of experience in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, Imagevolution takes brands to the next level using digital and real-world marketing techniques and design.
A Women-Owned Business, Imagevolution works closely with their clients to develop, design, and manage emerging and established brands.
The team uses creative and forward-thinking strategies to communicate their clients' unique assets clearly and uniquely to the world.
THE CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE
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THE GLASBERN INN
The Glasbern Inn is Lehigh Valley’s premier event venue for hosting meetings and events in Pennsylvania. Perfect for hosting groups of up to 150 people, they offer six different meeting rooms, as well as a number of helpful services and on-site catering options. Escape to this 150-acre property, which will provide your team with a refined, secluded, and productive environment that can be easily customized for your multi-day meeting.