2020 Life Improvement Awards Breakfast

Celebrating 45 years of service to our community

Dear Friends...

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.

While we will miss the opportunity to be together in person, we look forward to celebrating the achievements of these individuals and organizations with you virtually this fall... 

 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

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


Provide SECOND CHANCES Sponsors

Emerald Advisers, LLC 

UGI Energy Services 

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

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. 

2019 Life Improvement Awards Breakfast

 Paul J. Hoh

Life Improvement Award Recipients

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….


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


Freedom logo.png

Life Improvement Sponsor