26th Annual Awards Dinner

There’s A SuperHero in All of Us!

We all have special qualities and gifts to give to others.  Some people are athletic; others are musically talented; a handful of individuals have an IQ of over 140; or perhaps one is kind and considerate to their fellow man.  Whatever your super power may be that makes you a SuperHero, we celebrated that power at the 26th Annual Awards Dinner held on Sunday, March 25, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading. 


Receiving a Recognition Award in Adult Training is Sherry Mueller accompanied by Heather Grasso, Adult Training Associate Director, left; and Lisa Keller-Johnson, LifeSharing Provider, right.

With almost 200 guests in attendance, we began the program after our meal by recognizing the spectacular SuperHeroes with their awards. The first set of awards is bestowed upon our community friends and supporters in recognition of their super terrific support.

This year’s Community Award Winners are as follows:

Community Partner: Russell P. Mogel of Mogel Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service

Partner in Success: Dan Gring of Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg

Partner in Business: UGI Utilities, Inc. Represented by Yvette Belfort, Customer Outreach Supervisor, and Gabrielle Watts, Senior Customer Outreach Coordinator

Partner in Caring: Frank Masino, PA-C, MHS of Berkshire Psychiatric & Behavioral Health Services

Outstanding Volunteer: Rich Ketter

Evelyn Purcell, Vocational Program Specialist, bestows the Achievement Award to Ashley Villanueva for her exemplary work.

Recognition Awards in the Adult Training Program were presented to the following program participants: Larry Angstadt, John Bjorkbom, Timothy Borcher, Larry Kuser, Laura Mohn, Sherry Mueller, Lydia Muniz, Dennis Reitnauer, Randy Row, Heather Troutman, Manuel Velez, and William Zeiber.

Vocational Program Awards were granted to the following program participants: Production Worker of the Year to Kim Stamm; Achievement Award to Ashley Villanueva; and Recognition Awards to Felicia Shurmard and Betty Hill.

Sincere thanks to Cheryl Tumolo and Frank Lorah, Jr., of Berks Photographic Society for capturing all the special moments.  And thanks to the following businesses for their generous contributions to the raffle baskets: Tuscan Sun Salon & Spa, Crayola Experience, Espenshade’s Garden Center, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading.

Everyone is thrilled for Keith Bauman who won a Personal Accomplishment Award in the Residential Program after overcoming many medical obstacles. From left to right: Joanna Castillo, Program Manager; Keith; Melissa Heckart, Residential Director; and Debbie Dallago, Residential Administrator.

POW!  BOOM! BANG! WHAM!  Spiderman DJ Evelyn came to the rescue and started the music after the awards so all the SuperHeroes could show off their moves.  Another great day in the life of the Prospectus Berco SuperHeroes in making sure that life is good and valued!


Dressed as Super Girl and Wonder Woman, Gabrielle Watts and Yvette Belfort of UGI Utilities, Inc. accept their Partners In Business Award from Jody Wagner, Executive Director/CEO.