As a local financial firm, Client 1st Financial (C1F) heavily emphasizes charitable giving and community service. The firm’s leadership team shares the same values. Michael J. Fischer, C1F president and CEO, has recently been appointed vice president to New Bethany’s board of directors. This is his second board position at New Bethany; he previously served as board treasurer.
As vice president, Michael will participate and advocate for New Bethany executive, finance, and development committees. In each of these groups, he and his committee members will strategize how to increase public awareness, empower donors, tackle root problems, and rally around New Bethany’s cause. He steps into the new role alongside five other board members, comprising a fresh executive committee. The entire board is responsible for working with New Bethany staff to facilitate its planned expansion in 2023 and to ensure they continue to abide by its mission statement.
“It is a joy to step into this new leadership role at New Bethany, an organization that does so much for the Lehigh Valley community,” says Fischer. “This is my sixth year on their board, and seeing their dedication and impact up close has been so inspiring. I have been passionate about community service from a young age, and it is gratifying to make this a part of my business and to exemplify it for my clients.”
New Bethany is a local nonprofit committed to removing barriers and providing support to those experiencing poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity in the Lehigh Valley. Its staff provides food support, clothing, referral services, showers, financial management, housing, wellness services, and more to locals. The organization believes that all people, regardless of circumstances, should be treated with dignity and care without judgment.
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