NMIH Receives Community Partnership Grants from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation



Bethlehem, PA — NMIH recently received a 2017-18 Community Partnership Grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation (LVCF).  The $5,000 grant will help fund the Museum’s Rosie the Riveter Day on March 17th, 2018.

“Congratulations to the National Museum of Industrial History,” said Bernie J. Story, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation. “Grants are reviewed on a competitive basis and approved by the Foundation’s Board of Governors. We are pleased to help support the National Museum of Industrial History’s Rosie the Riveter Day and are pleased to help support this important project this year.”

For the women who left the comfort of their homes for the rough conditions of the factory in service of their country during WWII, Rosie the Riveter Day is a time to recognize and celebrate the 16 million women dubbed “Rosies” who took on the work of building planes, packing munitions, and more. “We are so grateful to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation for supporting this day of free programming that will educate and engage the community,” said Kara Cenni, NMIH President & CEO. Event highlights will include a panel discussion with female workers, “Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” film screening and commemorative “rosie” bush planting.

About the LVCF Community Partnership Grants
LVCF awards Community Partnership grants on an annual, competitive basis to publicly supported organizations with 501(c)(3) exempt status located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties for programs provided in those counties. Community Partnership Grants support programs that provide a service to the entire Lehigh Valley, are collaborative in nature, demonstrate the ability to leverage additional resources, and fulfill unmet community gaps in service.  To learn more, please contact Bernie Story, President and CEO, at 610 351-5353 or bernie@lvcfoundation.org.

About Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
For five decades, the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation has helped donors with their charitable contributions with a simple, powerful, and highly personalized approach. LVCF is a philanthropic hub for the Lehigh Valley—and knows and navigates the landscape of the Lehigh Valley’s community’s needs to connect people who care to causes that matter. It is our mission to improve the quality of life in our region, to encourage collaboration among area philanthropists, and to serve as a source of information and expertise regarding charitable giving. Learn more, visit www.lvcfoundation.org

About the National Museum of Industrial History
The mission of the National Museum of Industrial History, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, is to forge a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. House in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility, NMIH tells the story of America’s industrial achievements and the accomplishments of its workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs through unique exhibits and engaging programming. For more information on NMIH visit www.nmih.org.

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