As any good accountant would tell you, this time of year is your last chance to rack up some tax deductions. Luckily, there are plenty of worthwhile Lehigh Valley non-profit organizations that I like to support through membership. Here are some of my favorites:
Allentown Art Museum - I love the free admission I get with my membership. And the 10% member discount at their gift shop comes in handy as well!
Godfrey Daniels - I have to say I've enjoyed every show I've attended there. It is the quintessential listening room in our area. Admission prices are low, and members receive additional discounts and perks.
Historic Bethlehem Partnership - Knowing I'm supporting the organization that preserves Bethlehem's rich history should be reward enough, but they too offer their members free admission to their various sites and discounts in their museum store.
Lehigh County Historical Society - Not only can I go to the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum as often as I like, I can visit their six other sites as well, all because I joined their organization.
WDIY 88.1 FM - Our very own community-supported National Public Radio station. I'm an avid listener of the station so it only makes sense to support all they do.
Each of these non-profits offer various levels of membership. I wish I could support them more than I already do. Maybe I'll be able to when I can no longer declare my most expensive tax deduction: my son in college!
What other Lehigh Valley non-profit organizations should be on my "when-I-win-the-lottery" list?