Left to right, Upper Perk BPW President Nancy Panza, 2013 Woman of the Year Donna Falk and Chair for Woman of the Year Marilyn Moshiem.
The Upper Perkiomen Business and Professional Women’s Club honored Donna Falk as the club’s Woman of the Year for 2013 at its monthly meeting on Nov. 11. Falk is a co-owner/funeral director of Falk Funeral Home and Crematory with locations in Pennsburg and Hellertown.
At the presentation honoring Falk, she was recognized for her broad array of participation in the community, dedication to continued education, her successful business accomplishments, sharing her knowledge of issues with others, her responsible and dedicated participation within the BPW club and her wholesome family life qualities.
Falk is currently serving as the first vice president of the Upper Perk BPW. She has served as president of the Saucon Valley Women’s Club, as well as on the Upper Perkiomen Senior Center Board of Directors, Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Upper Perkiomen Valley Library Board of Directors. In addition, she is a past member of Upper Perk Jaycees Women’s Club, a member of Eastern Star and the chair of fine arts for the Perkiomen Valley Women’s Club.
She is also a member of the Pennsburg United Church of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher.
Along with her husband, Frank, Donna was a recipient of the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award in 2001. She has appeared in the PBS film documentary, “The Facts of Death,” and was quoted in the "American Funeral Director," "The Wall Street Journal" and local newspapers on topics related to cremation.
Falk graduated from Moravian College with a B.A. in social work, followed by employment at Good Shepherd Home as a long-term care caseworker. She continued her education at Northampton Community College, receiving a certificate in the funeral service program.
She enjoys travel, tennis, running (having completed her first marathon at age 52); she earned a first degree Black Belt in TangScodo at age 45. Among Donna’s goals are to be a better cook, to be more efficient in business and to serve families better.
Donna and her husband, Frank, reside on Main Street in Pennsburg and are parents of two grown daughters, Sandra Marie and Kristen Maribeth.