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; 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.
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 also a board member of the Nonprofit and Business Partners Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; an active member of the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley; a committee member and past chair of the Volunteer Center's Volunteer Challenge; 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 received her B.A. in communications from American University in Washington, D.C., and subsequently worked in membership and fundraising for the Smithsonian Institution and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since she returned to the Lehigh Valley, Megan’s marketing experience includes work for Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., and Olympus. In 2013, Megan was among Lehigh Valley Business’ inaugural “Forty Under 40."