2020 Life Improvement Awards Celebration
Celebrating 45 Years of Service to Our Community
With respect and concern for our community's safety, and given the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic,
we have canceled our Breakfast.
Alternatively, we will be recognizing and honoring our 2020 Life Improvement Ambassador, Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award recipients and client achievements in a different format.
2020 Life Improvement Ambassador
Dr. Ann T. Gundry
Professor Emerita and Former Director of
Kutztown University Women's Center and Women's Studies
BCPS is proud to recognize Dr. Ann T. Gundry as the 2020 Life Improvement Ambassador. Since our organization was founded, 45 years ago, Ann has been dedicated to improving the lives of incarcerated women.
In the early 1970’s Ann and Connie, Ann’s wife of many years, learned of the need for programming and support for women incarcerated at the Berks County Jail. They enlisted the help of their Women’s Action group at Kutztown University to visit the Women’s quarters at the Jail every Monday night for Volleyball and punch and cookies. The Women’s Action group later became FMLA – Feminists Majority Leadership Alliance which focuses on issues such as self-empowerment. At its conclusion, Ann began volunteering as a mentor for women at the Jail.
Ann has demonstrated a significant dedication and commitment to our organization, and has championed our cause and furthered our mission of inspiring hope and supporting second chances.
2020 Life Improvement Achievement Award Recipients
Paul J. Hoh Life Improvement Award Recipients
Rev. Wayne and Tanya Goodman
Robert P. Fritz
Wilson High School Leo Club
Reading Bucket Service LLC
Thank you to our Sponsors
Our Life Improvement Sponsor
Build HOPE Sponsor
Create OPPORTUNITIES Sponsors
Provide SECOND CHANCES Sponsors
Emerald Advisers, LLC
UGI Energy Services
Strengthen CONNECTIONS Sponsors
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, Inperium, Morgan Stanley, Champion Personnel, Council on Chemical Abuse, 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.
Life Improvement Ambassador
Paul J. Hoh
Life Improvement Award Recipients
Linda A. Bell
Walter R. Gensemer
Empire Group of Reading PA
Magisterial District Judges of Berks County
University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute
City Light Ministries
Linda S. McCrea
S&S Structures, Inc.
Monterey Mushrooms, Inc, -- Temple, PA
Pastor, Immanuel United Church of Christ
Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation
BIG Vision Foundation, Inc.
Marc J. Goldstein
George J. Vogel, Jr.
Mary Lee Davis
Hope Rescue Mission
YMCA of Reading of Berks County
PA Family Support Alliance
Cougle's Recycling, Inc.