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MEGAN BESTE

Megan Beste is a connector; her passion is forging partnerships and linking problems with solutions. She works with clients that want to increase their impact in the Lehigh Valley by serving as a community relations liaison and corporate philanthropy consultant. For her corporate philanthropy clients, you'll find her creating corporate citizenship programs; building strategic community partnerships; developing employee volunteer programs; matching employees with nonprofit board leadership opportunities; facilitating the repurposing and donation of unwanted furniture, office supplies and other items to community nonprofits; helping nonprofits find the perfect development professional; and advising on corporate social responsibility best practices. For her community liaison clients, she serves as a field organizer for statewide advocacy campaigns that focus on issues that affect communities across Pennsylvania.

Megan serves as a member of the board of directors of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and its executive committee, and also is the chairperson of the board recruitment committee. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley; a Leadership Lehigh Valley graduate; a member of the Muhlenberg College Board of Associates; a member of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Board of Associates; and a founding member of Circle 31, a group of next generation leaders dedicated to sustaining the Allentown Art Museum.

She earned a B.A. in communications from American University in Washington, D.C., and subsequently worked for the Smithsonian Institution and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since returning to the Lehigh Valley, Megan’s professional experience includes work for Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., and Olympus. In 2013, Megan was among Lehigh Valley Business’ inaugural “Forty Under 40."

Megan, her husband, and their two children, reside in the City of Bethlehem.