On May 4, 2016 Kristie L. Beitler attended the Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley 2016 Success event at the Allentown Renaissance Hotel. The mission of Communities in Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS LV honored Donald M. Bernhard as a Champion of Education, Giant Food Stores and the Landis Family Foundation as Outstanding Community Partners and awarded Sarim Saddal from Whitehall High School with the Joan Benner Fuller Scholarship. Attorney Beitler is currently serving on the Board of Directors of CIS LV and serves as Secretary and Chair of the Personnel Committee.