CMS Spring Brunch & Silent Auction 
 
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Lehigh Country Club
 
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Honorary Chairs... Lona Farr & David Voellinger
Committee Chair... Linda Gardner 
 

Thank you to our sponsors!


Lona Farr and David Voellinger Honorary Chairs of Community Music School Annual Spring Brunch Fundraiser on April 28
Allentown, PA (April 1, 2019) – Community Music School Lehigh Valley & Berks (CMS) presents an after-noon of reflection, inspiration, and music at the non-profit’s annual Spring Brunch & Silent Auction fundraiser to be held Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Lehigh Country Club. This year’s Brunch will reflect on the transforma-tional move to CMS’s new home at 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, as well as honor the inspirational Founding Director of CMS, Martha Maletz, who passed away on March 22. Honorary Chairs are long-time CMS support-ers and Lehigh Valley philanthropic leaders, Dr. Lona Farr and Mr. David Voellinger:
 
Lona Farr, Ph.D., ACFRE is the founder of Farr Associates Consulting, LLC, and has more than 45 years of nonprofit management experience. She has been nationally recognized for her accomplishments in capital and an-nual campaigns, planned giving programs, volunteer management, public relations, and marketing. She served in senior leadership positions at Muhlenberg College, DeSales University, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Diakon and on the adjunct faculties of Moravian and Alvernia Colleges and Villanova University.  Farr’s current volunteer activities include The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Allentown Symphony, Muhlenberg College and Wildlands Conservancy. She is a member of the Boards of Associates of the Lehigh Valley Health Network and Cedar Crest College. Farr was one of the first 14 individuals in the United States to earn the designation Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE). She holds a doctorate from Union In-stitute and Graduate School, a masters from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College.
 
Mr. David Voellinger, MA, until his retirement in 2016, was Vice President for Communications and Human Resources at Farr Associates Consulting, LLC, a language trainer for Global Arena, and a Commissioned Minister, Federation of Christian Ministries. Voellinger served on the Community Music School Board of Directors and as a past Board President. In addition to CMS, his non-profit and management experience also includes Develop-ment Director of Lehigh County Historical Society, Human Resources for Holiday Hair Companies, VP Market-ing and Church Relations for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Admissions Director for DeSales Universi-ty, and Trilingual Simultaneous Interpreter. He also served as chaplain to the palace of Monaco, in personal ser-vice to Their Serene Highnesses, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco and family.
 
The family-friendly event runs from 12:00 – 3:00 pm and includes a fine dining brunch buffet presented by Lehigh Country Club, a silent auction featuring local artisans, and musical performances by CMS students and faculty on piano, violin, flute, guitar, ukulele, and more. Featured faculty members slated to perform include Dr. David Saturen, piano; Dr. Tzu-Hwa Ho, piano; Elaine Martin, flute; Linda Kistler, violin; Carolyn Gaul, violin. The main musical program features the new CMS Big Band, directed by Clifford Haltzman Tracy, performing hits such as “Rainy Day” by Jimmy Van Heusen, “Tuxedo Junction” by Glenn Miller, and “April in Paris” by Vernon Duke, as played by Count Basie.
 
Headlining Brunch Sponsors are C. F. Martin & Co., BB&T, Klunk & Millan Advertising, Inc., Norris McLaughlin, PA, and New Tripoli Bank, with additional support from Allen Organ Company, LLC, Scoblionko, Scoblionko, Muir & Melman, Arbor Insurance Group, Inc., Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, and DeSales University.
 
During the 2017-18 year, CMS provided over $69,000 in financial aid and scholarships for music study. The community’s support of this annual event allows CMS to continue to successfully provide the inspiration and op-portunity for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education. In September 2018, CMS completed a much-anticipated move to our new home at 1544 Hamilton Street in Allentown. In just a few months, this renovated space has allowed us to expand group programming, welcome many new students, and provide exciting musical opportunities for all members of the Lehigh Valley community.
 
Individual reservations are $85 for adults or $25 for children under 12 and must be made in advance before April 19. Named tables and sponsorship opportunities are also available. To make your reservation or for more infor-mation on sponsorships, call Lisa Hopstock, Assistant Director, at 610-435-7725, email brunch@cmslv.org, or stop by CMS at 1544 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, please visit http://cmslv.org/brunch.aspx.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 Watch Highlights from 2018's Spring Brunch here:
 
 
 
THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our 2018 Brunch a great success! 
 On April 29, CMS celebrated its upcoming move to 1544 W. Hamilton Street at the annual Spring Brunch at Lehigh Country Club. Over 220 guests enjoyed fine buffet dining, the silent auction, wine raffle, & musical performances by CMS students & faculty, & helped raise over $23,000 to support CMS programming. We sincerely thank our Brunch Sponsor - Joan Moran & her Amaranth Foundation, & Brunch Supporters - C.F. Martin & Co., Norris McLaughlin, The Morning Call, New Tripoli Bank, & Univest; as well as everyone who attended, performed, volunteered & donated/purchased auction items. To view the auction catalog, all our sponsors, & photos/videos from the event, please visit CMSLV.org, Events, Brunch. A another huge thank you goes out to our Brunch Committee & volunteers: Linda Gardner -Chair, Lisa Hopstock, Lawrence Johnson, Regina Luciano, Kayla Majaatvedt, Kat O’Connor, Jeff Reed, Mary Warfel, Julie Macomb, Dail Richie, Laura Kramer, Valerie Zeltzman, & Robert Kulp. We also thank our volunteer photographer Gabby Rhoads & volunteer videographer, Joshua Van Doren, & our friends from Music Therapy Associates - Kathy Purcell & Alain Versme. Your sponsorship & attendance at the CMS Spring Brunch help make all of our good work possible. Mark your calendar for next year's Brunch & Silent Auction - Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Lehigh Country Club!
 

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2018 CMS Brunch Committee 
Linda Gardner, chair
Laura Kramer
Lisa Hopstock
Lawrence Johnson
Regina Luciano
Julie Macomb
Kayla Mjaatvedt
Kat O’Connor 
Jeff Reed
Dail Richie
Mary Warfel
Valerie Zeltzman