Who are we?
Give Back Lehigh Valley was created by husband and wife team Joe and Aurora Brunovsky. The organization was formed in 2013 as an idea to give our friends and family a chance to give back to their local community and make a small difference in someone else’s life. We don’t support just one cause but changes the benefiting non-profit every year. We support giving, volunteering and helping those in need. This idea has blossomed to organization that we have today raising over $100,000 right here in our very back yard.
The GBLV organization has been recognized by many in our local community including the politicians, business owners, community leaders and we even received recognition by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for our fight against opioid addiction in 2019. Joe and Aurora believe that it’s everyone’s duty to give a little to those in need and this is their way to Give Back. This small idea has blossomed into something much bigger! We have many different events throughout the year with our two capstone events being the Give Back LV Softball and Cornhole Tournament and The Holiday Hope Chest Campaign!
The tournament has turned into a $20,000+ day event and has donated over $80,000 to organizations throughout our community. On a yearly basis we have around 200 players plus an additional 100+ friends and family in attendance along with food, drinks, games and raffle prizes.
The Holiday Hope Chest campaign is something Give Back LV has also been involved with since 2013. It’s the building and collecting of shoe boxes filled with necessities and toys/trinkets for children in our community who may not get many holiday gifts. Since 2013, Give Back LV has donated almost 800 Hope Chests to brighten the holiday of a child here in the Lehigh Valley!
Aurora Brunovsky – Chief Charitable Officer
Aurora is well known in the Lehigh Valley serving as a board member on multiple non-profits in the local area as well as the chair member of the United Way’s Emerging Leader board. Aurora has spent her life giving back to her community. This need to help others was instilled in her through her family and while becoming a third degree blackbelt. Aurora was the Lehigh Valley’s Finest Professional Under 40 in 2013. Aurora is a community counselor by education and a professional HR by trade. This combination of empathy, organization and people skills make her well suited for GBLV and an excellent community member.
Joe Brunovsky – President of Charitable Operations
Joe has spent his career working in Pharmaceutical operations. Joe’s dream with GBLV is that if he can motivate just one individual to Give Back that he met his goal with our organization. Joe has a strong attention to detail and leads GBLV in charitable Operations, Marketing, Communication, Finances and serves on the GBLV board along with his wife Aurora.