Cornerstone Advisors is Named as the Title Sponsor for this Year’s Linny Awards

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Bethlehem, PA, August 22, 2023 – The ArtsQuest Foundation is thrilled to announce Cornerstone Advisors ( as this year’s Title Sponsor for this year’s Linny Awards. Cornerstone Advisors has been the event’s Title Sponsor since its inception in 2016.

“Cornerstone Advisors serves its community through building trusting and lasting relationships, and we are proud to continue our support of the Linny Awards and the ArtsQuest Foundation,” commented Rachel C. Lower, President and CEO of Cornerstone Advisors. “This year has special meaning to our organization as Barb and the late Jack Yaissle will be recognized at this special event. Jack, the founder of Cornerstone Advisors, had a long, lasting relationship with ArtsQuest which we are honored to continue.”

ArtsQuest thanks Cornerstone Advisors for their continued support of ArtsQuest and The ArtsQuest Foundation.

The 2023 Linny Awards will be held on Nov. 9 in the Musikfest Café in the ArtsQuest Center starting with a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony, dinner and festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for this event are currently available for purchase at and are priced at $225 per person.

Media are encouraged to attend.

The Full List of 2023 Linny Awardees is listed below: 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Barb and the late Jack Yaissle
Pottsville, PA

Lifetime Achievement Award – Volunteer 
Chuck and Cindy Yeoman
Williams Township, PA                                                             

Philanthropy in the Arts Award 
Brenda and John McGlade
Bethlehem, PA

Business Supporter of the Arts Award 
Boyle Construction
Lehigh Valley

Emerging Artist of the Year
Sean Cousland
Center Valley, PA

Student Artist Scholarship Award
Isabelle Morales
Visual Artist
Bethlehem, PA

Arts Educator of the Year
Beth McFadden
Bethlehem, PA – Liberty High School

Visual Artist of the Year 
Dr. Lee Riley
Visual Artist
Bethlehem, PA

Performing Artist of the Year 
Pablo Batista
Bala Cynwyd, PA


About the Linny Awards
Named after the late Marlene ‘Linny’ Fowler, a stained-glass artist and community leader who supported artists and arts organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than a quarter century, the Linny Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the region’s flourishing arts community. The Linny’s are open to individuals living or working in Lehigh, Northampton, upper Bucks and Upper Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Warren County in New Jersey.

Proceeds from the Linny Awards go to support the nonprofit ArtsQuest Foundation, which Fowler helped found in 2003. The foundation is focused on supporting and strengthening the long-term sustainability of ArtsQuest, the nonprofit that presents Musikfest and more than 4,000 other programs, events and educational classes annually for our region.

For complete information on the ArtsQuest Foundation and the Linny Awards, please visit .