The Kevin John McAleese Memorial Foundation named Habitat For Humanity Berks County CEO Tim Daley the winner of their KJM IMPACT AWARD-SUCCESS IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR in recognition for his work on the Buttonwood Gateway Project in the City of Reading. The award will be presented at the KJM Foundation’s 3rd Annual Believe Gala on Saturday, September 25 in Philadelphia.
“Tim Daley personifies the values and ideals of the Kevin John McAleese Memorial Foundation in his efforts to help others. His commitment and determination to create affordable housing in the City of Reading with the Buttonwood Gateway Project make him a deserving recipient of our Impact Award for a Non-Profit,” stated Dr. Kiplee Bell-Morris, CEO of the KJM Memorial Foundation.
The Foundation was created in 2013 to honor the legacy of Colonel Kevin John McAleese, a man who, both in the military and in the private sector, dedicated his life to helping and serving others. Through his efforts, Colonel McAleese reinvigorated the Miss Philadelphia Scholarship Program in 1997 and serving as its long-time Executive Director, provided mentoring and over $150,000 in scholarship funds to worthy candidates. In 2013, Colonel McAleese passed away from Glioblastoma after a three-year battle. He experienced firsthand the struggles, both emotionally and financially, that patients and families endure. The Kevin John McAleese Foundation mantra is GIFTING HOPE through advocacy, scholarship and service. Its mission is to help patients and families battling Glioblastoma and empower women through scholarships. The Believe Gala, held annually, raises money for the Foundation’s philanthropic endeavors. Learn more at www.KevinJohnMcAleeseFoundation.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County (Habitat) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that believes all people deserve a decent life and the power to build their own futures. Habitat exists to create affordable homeownership opportunities for moderate-income families. Families who purchase Habitat for Humanity homes must contribute 200 hours of sweat equity. Habitat relies on volunteers and families contributing sweat equity for the unskilled labor needed to build the homes. Working in this way, they believe they provide families a hand up rather than a handout, while also providing a way for people to assist hard-working families in our community. Learn more at www.HabitatBerks.org