Our Mission

IN2013, Gail Hoover got some friends together to celebrate her birthday, and while planning the celebration, she decided that she wanted to do some good for the Lehigh Valley. It was then that “Gail Hoover’s Charity Birthday Bash” was born, and it’s been an annual event ever since. “It takes a village to put on this event,” says Hoover, who recruits her friends and family to help get everything in place for the event. Half of the money goes to FACT, which stands for Fighting AIDS Continuously Together. The other half of the money goes to an animal or pet charity in need of emergency equipment for when first responders arrive on scene to rescue them. Hoover says that in 2017 she had the idea to outfit local first responders with animal oxygen kits.

“Having served as a City of Allentown Councilwoman, I know there is no line item for these supplies,” she says. “There’s just a bigger picture to be a part of—the ripple effect of one person’s energy can be phenomenal. Part of all of these events is to create awareness of the problem and create awareness of how to help. There are so many worthy causes in the Lehigh Valley. Find the one that speaks to your heart and help however you feel you can,” she says.

HEATING UP

We are happy to support causes big and small! Since our launch, we have a goal of plugging the holes around the Lehigh Valley. We started with Pet Oxygen masks, and are ready to take on other needs!

PLANNING TO GROW

We started with one event, and are ready for more! Gail Hoover's Charity Birthday Bash has grown, and we are so excited to where we can go.

ENDLESS IDEAS

Residents of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton can submit an event idea or cause they feel is in need of attention.

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GET TO KNOW

OUR FOUNDER

When an idea springs from an open heart, the Universe conspires to support it!

Gail Hoover attended Kutztown University and is a realtor with ReMax Central; licensed since 1988. In 2002, Gail was elected to Allentown’s City Council where she served on Council’s Community Economic Development, Public Works, Legal and Legislative, and Rules and Chambers Committees. She has also served on the Allentown Downtown Improvement District Authority, Vacant Property Review Board, and Human Relations Commission. She has served on the Hamilton Park Neighborhood Crime Watch, President and the Historical Architectural Review Board, is a member of Old Allentown Preservation Association, & the Lehigh County and the Allentown City Democratic Committees. She is also an active volunteer and supporter of the Lehigh Valley Pride Festival and FACT (Fighting Aids Continuously Together).

Board Members make up the core of who we are, and what we stand for. Without the commitment of these fine men and women, our Foundation would not have the backbone it does today. We thank our Board Members every day for their service.

If you are interested in joining our Board, please email gailhooverfoundation@gmail.com or contact us today!

PRESIDENT: Gail Hoover

SECRETARY: Marisol Sosnowski

TREASURER: Joan Walko

MEMBER: Lee Laubach w/ Judge

MEMBER: Jaccii Farris, WFMZ 69

MEMBER: Becca Lynn, Radio Personality