Valley Youth House, where Allentown Mayor candidate Cecelia Gerlach is employed, has a mission of empowering and strengthening the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming. Based on Gerlach's decision to drop a 16 yo boy off at a tent city and the nonprofit's failure to address this matter, I'd say it's a mission failure. But its President and CEO, Thomas Harrington, is certainly collecting a nice salary. According to this nonprofit's 2019 tax return, Harrington's compensation in 2019 was $335,036. His salary was $302,069. CFO Thomas Brown was paid $170,745 in salary and benefits. This compensation package is approved by a rather unwieldy board consisting of 17 members.
The bulk of Valley Youth House's funding comes from government contracts.
Harrington is married to Kathy Harrington, Queen of Lehigh Valley For
All Some, a far-left Democratic organization. Interestingly, Lehigh Valley For All Some endorsed employee Gerlach for Allentown Mayor after an endorsement meeting in which Gerlach was the only Mayoral candidate invited.
Harrington's son David is a Lehigh County Commissioner.