2020 Life Improvement Awards Breakfast

Celebrating 45 years of service to our community

September 9, 2020


DoubleTree by Hilton- Reading

Our thoughts remain with everyone as we go through this challenging time together.    Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to gathering together at this later time.  



Join us in honoring the following for their dedication to improving the lives of our community members and families. 

 2020 Life Improvement Ambassador

Dr. Ann T. Gundry

Professor Emerita and Former Director of Kutztown University Women's Center and Women's Studies

Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award Recipients

Robert P. Fritz

Wilson High School Leo Club

Reading Bucket Service LLC

Rev. Wayne and Tanya Goodman

 Life Improvement Achievement Awards

Become a Sponsor

Please click below for information on sponsorship opportunities.

In celebration of our 45th Anniversary, we will be sharing the successes of former BCPS clients who are now making a difference in our community. 

Join us to celebrate their achievements!

                Reserve your seat - $45/ person                    Reserve your Table - $400/table of 10

Sponsor a table - $400

Donation to cover the cost for our clients and their family members to attend

Thank you to our Sponsors

Our Life Improvement Sponsor

Build HOPE Sponsor


Provide SECOND CHANCES Sponsors

Emerald Advisers, LLC 

UGI Energy Services 

Council on Chemical Abuse

Strengthen CONNECTIONS Sponsors

Humane Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph 

Penske Transportation Solutions 

Weik Capital Management

Spark Solutions & Support

Weaver Associates, Inc. 

Friend of BCPS Sponsors

Tompkins VIST Bank

Fox Rothschild LLP


Morgan Stanley

Champion Personnel

East Penn Manufacturing Co. 

Queen City Family Restaurant 

PrimeCare Medical, Inc.

SHRM Berks Chapter #179

Spring Township Lions Club

University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute 

Complete HeathCare Resources-Eastern, Inc. 

2019 Life Improvement Awards Breakfast

More than 300 community members joined us for our Life Improvement Awards Breakfast held at the DoubleTree Reading on April 24th. Together we celebrated the power of hope, opportunity and second chances. Congratulations to our 2019 Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award recipients: Linda A. Bell, Mary Thomas, Richard Durina, Walter R. Gensemer, Boscov’s, Champion Personnel, Empire Group of Reading, PA, Magisterial District Judges of Berks County, and University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. 

Special congratulations to our 2019 Life Improvement Ambassador, Megan Huesgen. Your inspiring message challenges all of us to find and see the good in others, lend a helping hand and strive to make a difference. Together we can go further….

 Paul J. Hoh

Life Improvement Award Recipients


Linda A. Bell

Mary Thomas

Richard Durina

Walter R. Gensemer


Champion Personnel

Empire Group of Reading PA

Magisterial District Judges of Berks County

University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute


Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation

BIG Vision Foundation, Inc. 

Millwod, Inc. 

Marc J. Goldstein

George J. Vogel, Jr. 

Sydney Malick

Mary Lee Davis


City Light Ministries 

Linda S. McCrea

S&S Structures, Inc. 

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc, -- Temple, PA


Cheri Burkert 

Gary Hawkins 

Hope Rescue Mission 

YMCA of Reading of Berks County 

PA Family Support Alliance 

Cougle's Recycling, Inc. 

BCPS Mentors


Life Improvement Ambassador

Megan Huesgen

Pastor, Immanuel United Church of Christ

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 N. 6th St, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601


Life Improvement Sponsor