LVHN’s Nite Lites Benefits Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute With Masquerade Gala

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Featured Image: Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) celebrated its annual black-tie fundraiser, Nite Lites, Oct. 14 at the brand-new Wind Creek Hotel Foundry Ballroom in Bethlehem. This year’s gala, with a masquerade theme, benefitted the Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute. (photo provided coutsey of LVHN)

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2023) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) celebrated its annual black-tie fundraiser, Nite Lites, this past weekend with another take on Halloween – a masquerade. For the first time, the event was held at the brand-new Wind Creek Hotel Foundry Ballroom in Bethlehem.

“While we have enjoyed many years celebrating Nite Lites under the tent at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, I have to say, I can’t disguise my delight in this new location,” said Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, LVHN’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I feel nothing but gratitude for your presence and support of LVHN.”

Over 700 guests enjoyed the masquerade-themed evening, complete with dining, dancing and a captivating performance by New York tenor and international classical-crossover vocalist Christopher Macchio. This year’s gala raised over $900,000, with proceeds benefiting Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute. As tragedy continued to unfold in the Middle East, guests were given the additional opportunity to give to a newly established Fund for Humanitarian Assistance.

“By attending this event, you make it possible for our highly skilled physicians, clinicians and support staff to provide the lifesaving care and partnership our community needs,” said Ronald A. Freudenberger, MD, MBA, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute Physician in Chief. “Your generosity not only allows us to improve what we are already doing so well, but pioneer the next innovations in heart and vascular care.”

Dr. Nester thanked more than 70 sponsors for their support, giving special recognition to lead sponsors Steve and Jeanne Follett, Gross McGinley, LLP, Lutron Electronics and Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Other sponsors included:


Crothall Healthcare

Medical Imaging of Lehigh Valley, P.C.


Post & Schell, P.C.

Service Electric Cable TV & Communications




HNL Lab Medicine Executive Team




B. Braun Medical Inc.

Bracy Construction Inc.

Interior Workplace Solutions

Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Valley Preferred

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 13 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Dickson City, and one in Lehighton, Pa.; 28 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children; burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center; and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute and Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

(MSK Cancer Alliance), an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the third busiest children’s hospital in Pennsylvania, offers the most comprehensive care for children in our community from primary care to pediatric specialties. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No. 1 hospital for 10 straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top 10 hospitals for 10 consecutive years and nationally ranked for Orthopedics in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the Lehigh Valley’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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Brian Downs
Public Information Officer
Marketing and Public Affairs
Lehigh Valley Health Network