2019 BCPS Life Improvement Awards Breakfast


Life Improvement Ambassador

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….

Megan Huesgen

Pastor, Immanuel United Church of Christ

 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

Thank you to our Sponsors

2019 Life Improvement Sponsor

Build HOPE Sponsor

Provide SECOND CHANCES Sponsors


Customers Bank

Emerald Advisers, LLC

UGI Energy Services


Strengthen CONNECTIONS Sponsors

Queen City Family Restaurant

Penn State Health St. Joseph

Weik Capital Management

BIG Vision Foundation, Inc.

East Penn Manufacturing Co.

Weaver Associates, Inc.

PrimeCare Medical, Inc.

Tompkins VIST Bank

University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute

Complete HealthCare Resources-Eastern, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County

VA Productions, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Omega Systems

Fox Rothschild LLP

Berks County Bar Association


Friend of BCPS Sponsors

Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

19 N. 6th St, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601