A Closer Look The Lehigh Valley is home to over 800 locally focused nonprofits, one of the highest concentrations in the United States. What do they do, who do they benefit, and how are they helping the Lehigh Valley community? Laurie Hackett invites area nonprofit leaders for insightful conversations about their programs, how residents can get involved, and their impact on the region.
A Closer Look

A Closer Look

From WDIY

The Lehigh Valley is home to over 800 locally focused nonprofits, one of the highest concentrations in the United States. What do they do, who do they benefit, and how are they helping the Lehigh Valley community? Laurie Hackett invites area nonprofit leaders for insightful conversations about their programs, how residents can get involved, and their impact on the region.

Most Recent Episodes

"Don't Undervalue Yourself and What You Can Bring" with Chris Bongo and Jessica Edris | A ...

Laurie Hackett welcomes Chris Bongo of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ+ Community Center and Jessica Edris of Good Collective to talk about their inspirations for giving back.

"Don't Undervalue Yourself and What You Can Bring" with Chris Bongo and Jessica Edris | A ...

Bringing Unique Skills to the Table with Doug Downing and Maggie Walters | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett is joined by Doug Downing of Fulton Bank and Maggie Walters of United Way to provide a closer look at someone years into volunteering and someone just emerging as a community leader.

Bringing Unique Skills to the Table with Doug Downing and Maggie Walters | A Closer Look

"Invite Yourself": Being a Person of Action with Nancy Dischinat, Diane Donaher, and Sal V...

Laurie Hackett sits down with Nancy Dischinat of Workforce Board LV and Diane Donaher and Sal Verrastro of Rotary International to talk about their dedication to improving the community and the world.

"Invite Yourself": Being a Person of Action with Nancy Dischinat, Diane Donaher, and Sal V...

"This Is What Makes Community" with Jason King Jones and Carol Obando-Derstine | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett welcomes Jason King Jones of the PA Shakespeare Festival and Carol Obando-Derstine, active community volunteer, to discuss their involvement in the community and the true meaning of service.

"This Is What Makes Community" with Jason King Jones and Carol Obando-Derstine | A Closer Look

Raising Your Hand with Mike Molewski, Anthony Onorata, and Anne Baum | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett talks to Mike Molewski and Anthony Onorata of the NCC 2024 Food and Wine Gala and Anne Baum of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital about the importance of saying yes to opportunities to give back.

Raising Your Hand with Mike Molewski, Anthony Onorata, and Anne Baum | A Closer Look

Giving Is a Life with Brittany Keal and John Dodds | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett sits down Brittany Keal of the Great Lehigh Valley Chamber and John Dodds of WDIY and so much more to discuss getting involved early and continuing throughout your life.

Giving Back Is a Family Affair with Laura McHugh and Mike Butz | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett welcomes Laura McHugh of the United Way and Mike Butz of Alvin H. Butz to talk about what inspires them to give back and their emphasis on being involved in the community as families.

Giving Back Is a Family Affair with Laura McHugh and Mike Butz | A Closer Look

Giving Back Is "Like a Warm Hug" with Kurt Landes and Tanya Tyler | A Closer Look

Laurie Hackett welcomes Kurt Landes, President and GM for Lehigh Valley IronPigs Charities, and Tanya Tyler, recent ATHENA Leadership Honoree, to talk about why they give back to the community and what inspires them.

Giving Back Is "Like a Warm Hug" with Kurt Landes and Tanya Tyler | A Closer Look

'Setting the Stage' for Community Support with Crayola's Rich Wuerthele and VYH's Emily Co...

Laurie Hackett welcomes Rich Wuerthele from Crayola for a conversation about community engagement, collaboration, and applying professional skills, and the duo are joined by Emily Conners Henry from Valley Youth House to talk about the nonprofit's upcoming "Setting the Stage" fundraiser.

'Setting the Stage' for Community Support with Crayola's Rich Wuerthele and VYH's Emily Co...

Reaching Your Full Potential, In Business and Life: Nakia Flowers, Yusuf Dahl, and Ignacio...

Laurie Hackett welcomes Nakia Flowers, a volunteer board member with Via of the Lehigh Valley, then welcomes Yusuf Dahl and Ignacio Patricio from the Real Estate Lab.

Reaching Your Full Potential, In Business and Life: Nakia Flowers, Yusuf Dahl, and Ignacio...