Posts tagged ‘Advancement’

Martellaro Joins Board of Council of Charitable Gift Planners

Joe Martellaro, director of gift planning, has been appointed to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Susquehanna Valley Council of Charitable Gift Planners. The organization, a local chapter of the National Council of Charitable Gift Planners, is a professional association for people whose work includes developing, marketing, and administering charitable planned gifts. Members include fundraisers for nonprofit organizations and donor advisors, such as attorneys and financial advisors, who work to promote philanthropy.


Joe continues a strong LVC tradition with the local chapter. It was founded in 1990 by the late Paul Brubaker, who was then the College’s director of planned giving. Joe joins former LVC staffers Jessica Ritchie ’99, M’06 and Jeffrey Zufelt as members of the current board of directors.

LVC Receives Another Stabler Grant

Lebanon Valley College has received a $540,000 grant from The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to enhance the College’s Stabler Scholarship Fund. The foundation has now contributed a total of $3.49 million to benefit LVC students from 35 counties in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Frank Tavani ’76 Returns to Lebanon Catholic

Frank Tavani ’76, psychology, returned to the Lebanon Valley after retiring as head football coach of Lafayette College last fall. A graduate of Lebanon Catholic School, Tavani announced that he had accepted a new position as executive director of strategic planning for athletics and advancement at his high school alma mater in June.


Tavani spent more than 40 years coaching college football after starring in the sport at LVC. He spent the past 17 years as head coach at Lafayette, winning more than 80 games.