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Berks County nonprofit CEO wins award from foundation

The Kevin John McAleese Memorial Foundation named Habitat For Humanity Berks County CEO Tim Daley the winner of the KJM Impact Award for success in the nonprofit sector for his work on the Buttonwood Gateway Project in Reading, the Berks Habitat organization announced.

The award is to be presented at a KJM Foundation gala Sept. 25 in Philadelphia.

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Tim Daley, executive director Habitat for Humanity

“Tim Daley personifies the values and ideals of the Kevin John McAleese Memorial Foundation in his efforts to help others,” foundation CEO Dr. Kiplee Bell-Morris said in the announcement. “His commitment and determination to create affordable housing in the city of Reading with the Buttonwood Gateway Project makes him a deserving recipient of our Impact Award for a nonprofit,” .

The KJM Foundation was created in 2013 to honor the legacy of Col. McAleese, who worked in the military and private sector and dedicated his life to helping and serving others. He reinvigorated the Miss Philadelphia Scholarship Program in 1997 and was its longtime executive director. He provided mentoring and over $150,000 in scholarship funds to worthy candidates.

McAleese died in 2013 after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, a form of cancer. He experienced firsthand the emotional and financial struggles that patients and families endure. According to officials at his foundation, its mission is to offer hope through advocacy, scholarship and service, helping patients and families battling glioblastoma and empowering women through scholarships. More information is available at

Habitat for Humanity of Berks County is a nonprofit group that creates 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 providing the unskilled labor needed to build the homes. The goal is to provide families a hand up rather than a hand out while providing a way for people to assist hardworking families. Learn more at


Source: Berkshire mont

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