Mary Himmelberger, Isett’s Grants Manager, was recently recognized by Lehigh Valley Business as one of the region’s top young professionals at its Forty Under 40 awards. The awards recognize Lehigh Valley’s leaders who are under the age of 40 based on their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. Not only has she achieved success in her career, but she gives back in meaningful ways and is invested in the betterment of the community.
Mary is a true advocate for her home community and all the communities that Barry Isett & Associates represents. She has a passion for helping others and has established herself as a grant expert who utilizes her professional writing skills for the benefit of others. She is driven by her ability to create a positive difference in peoples’ lives and inspire true, actionable change.
Mary started at Barry Isett & Associates in 2015 to work on grants as a member of the marketing team, and eventually went on to form and lead the Grantsmanship department, as well as serve as the office manager for Isett’s Greater Berks office in Wyomissing. Since Mary has been with Isett, she has helped to secure a total of 285 grants valued at nearly $48 million for clients. These funds have resulted in new parks, trails, open space, and recreation facilities; infrastructure, walkability, and safety improvements in downtowns; municipal facilities and emergency response vehicles; ADA improvements; and so much more.
Mary serves as a member of the Habitat for Humanity of Berks County Board of Directors and the Berks County Center for Excellence in Local Government – Berks Municipal Partnership Committee. She has previously held positions as Vice President of Bernville’s Borough Council and has actively participated in the Berks Nature Tulpehocken Creek Watershed Association Committee. Mary’s passion for helping communities thrive is evident through her extensive volunteer work.
In addition, she has been recognized as a Top 20 Young Professional – Visionary Leader by the Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce, an alumna of Leadership Berks from the Greater Reading Area Chamber of Commerce, and a PA Community Revitalization Academy graduate from the PA Downtown Center.
Mary’s portfolio of work, her many professional accomplishments that directly benefit local communities, and a commitment to service and inspiring change, make her a deserving recipient of this award. Congratulations Mary!