50th Anniversary: 1972-2022

50 years ago, Carl Herbein (1946-2018) founded our firm from his home in Fleetwood, PA.

This visionary leader believed that Herbein would help our team, our clients, and our community succeed with confidence. Indeed, we are dedicated to creating a better future.

Since 1972, we have met the challenges of business and economic disruption by staying focused on what’s ahead. We constantly strive to earn the trust of our clients with exceptional results and innovative solutions.

As we begin our next half century, we will continue to operate the way we began, with a bold, entrepreneurial spirit.

We are holding five events to help celebrate our 50th with our clients, community leaders, and friends.  Click here for info on the event closest to you.

50 years in business: Herbein Today. Herbein Tomorrow.

Herbein 50 for 50 Project

For the past five decades, Herbein has invested in our communities – and to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we created the Herbein 50 for 50 Program: a “golden opportunity” to donate $50,000 to 5 community organizations.

Herbein is humbled and inspired by the work every applicant organization does to make our communities stronger, better, and more inclusive. We received an overwhelming response, with more than 90 submissions across our geographic footprint.

Approximately ¾ of the organizations had a prior connection to our firm, and we received numerous submissions from those who did not.

Herbein team members voted for their individual Top 5 choices – a happy challenge for everyone at our firm. While every applicant organization positively impacts countless people within our communities, our team members are passionate about specific causes.

After each team member reviewed the submissions and voted, our team, including Managing Partner Dave Stonesifer, compiled all votes, and worked together to finalize the program’s grants. At the conclusion of firmwide team member voting, we knew limiting our awards to the Top 5 vote getters would not properly show our appreciation for the accomplishments of these organizations. As a result, in addition to the Top 5 grants, we added five additional $1,000 awards, and will make a smaller donation to every other applicant organization.

50 for 50 Top 10

“In honor of our 50th anniversary, Herbein is thrilled to donate to so many deserving local organizations,” says Stonesifer. “Each organization deserves to be recognized for all their incredible work. At Herbein, we are pleased to support them as they continue to leave a positive impact on the communities that our team members call home.”

Here is a small sample of the feedback we heard from community organization leaders:

“We are so excited and honored to be chosen as worthy of this gift, especially because of the huge number of applications you received.”

“This was a lovely way to celebrate Herbein’s 50th anniversary.  Grants like this change lives – no matter the size!”

“We are grateful for any award that helps us move our mission forward and hope to work with Herbein again in the future.”

Grant Recipient List

Organization Name Website
Abilities in Motion abilitiesinmotion.org
Adalyn Rose Foundation adalynrose.org
ADVOZ advoz.org
Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, Inc. avaoc.org
Allies for Health + Wellbeing alliespgh.org
Alvernia University O'Pake Institute opake.alvernia.edu
Antietam Valley Community Partnership antietamvalley.org
Attack Theatre attacktheatre.com
Berks Community Television (BCTV) bctv.org
Berks Connections/Pretrial Services berksconnections.org
Berks Counseling Center berkscounselingcenter.org
Berks County Association for the Blind dba Vision Resource Center of Berks County (VRC) vrcberks.org
Berks County Walk to End Alzheimer's act.alz.org/berks
Berks Encore berksencore.org
Berks Nature berksnature.org
Bethany Children's Home bethanyhome.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA BigsInBerks.org
Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art brandywine.org
Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County bcssberks.org
Camphill Soltane camphillsoltane.org
CASA of Berks County casaberks.org
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown, Inc. CatholicCharitiesAD.org
Center for VIctims centerforvictims.org
Christian Concern Management and Development Corporation christianconcernmgmt.org
Clare of Assisi House clareofassisihouse.org
Community Prevention Partnership communitypreventionpartnership.org
Cribs for Kids cribsforkids.org
Dayspring Homes dayspringhomes.org
Dress for Success Pittsburgh pittsburgh.dressforsuccess.org
Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania easterseals.com/esep
Exeter Library Association berkslibraries.org/exeter
Family Promise of Berks County familypromiseofberks.org
Friends of Bache-Martin friendsofbachemartin.org
GETincluded Inc. getincluded.org
Girls on the Run Berks County gotrberks.org
Grow Pittsburgh growpittsburgh.org
Growing Wildflowers growingwildflowerspa.com
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County habitatberks.org
Hannah's Hope Ministries hannahshopeministriesreading.org
Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America hmc-bsa.org
HCSC Blood Center DBA Miller-Keystone Blood Center giveapint.org
Helping Harvest Food Bank helpingharvest.org
Historical Society of Berks County berkshistory.org
Holy Cross Preparatory Academy hcprep.org
Hope Rescue Mission HopeForReading.org
IM ABLE Foundation imablefoundation.org
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley jfslv.org
John Paul II Center for Special Learning johnpauliicenter.org
Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity lancasterlebanonhabitat.org
Laurel House laurel-house.org
Lehigh Valley Girls Rock lvgirlsrock.org
LEO Only LEO-Only.org
LGBT Center of Greater Reading lgbtcenterofreading.com
Literacy Council of Reading-Berks, Inc. lcrb.org
Mary's Shelter marysshelter.org
New Journey Community Outreach, Inc njcoinc.org
Northampton Community College Foundation northampton.edu
Olivet Boys & Girls Club olivetbgc.org
Opportunity House opphouse.org
Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center pennstatehealth.org
Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation patf.us
Pennsylvania SPCA pspca.org/
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, dba PULSE pulsepittsburgh.org
Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities pottstowncluster.org
Reading Area Firefighters Museum Inc. readingareafirefightersmuseum.com
Reading Company Technical and Historical Society readingrailroad.org
Reading Science Center readingsciencecenter.org
Reading Symphony Orchestra, RSO, Reading Symphony, readingsymphony.org
Rock Hollow Woods Environmental Learning Center rockhollowwoods.org
Safe Berks SafeBerks.org
Saint Teressa of Calcutta Prison stteresacalcutta.com
Spring Ridge Home & School Association (HSA) wilsonsd.org
Spring Township Library Association berkslibraries.org/branch/spring-township
Steel River Playhouse steelriver.org
Strasburg Community Parks Foundation strasburgpark.org
The Arts + Business Council for Greater Philadelphia artsbusinessphl.org
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem bach.org
The Camel Project TheCamelProject.org
The Learning Disabilities Association of America ldaamerica.org
The Rudden Family Foundation, Inc. TRFfoundation.org
The Society Of St Vincent de Paul Central Council of Pittsburgh svdppitt.org
The Tamburitzans thetamburitzans.org
United Way of Berks County uwberks.org
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley unitedwayglv.org
Valley Youth House valleyyouthhouse.org
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard veteransplaceusa.org
Victory House of Lehigh Valley victoryhouselv.org
VOiCEup Berks Fund of Berks County Community Foundation voiceupberks.org
Western Berks Free Medical Clinic wbfmc.net
YMCA of Reading & Berks County ymcarbc.org
Yocum Institute for Arts Education yocuminstitute.org
YWCA Tri-County Area ywcatricountyarea.org