2020 Community Champions

The 2020 Community Champions Awards event is over. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Thank-you to our award recipients and our volunteers who made the 2020 Community Champions Awards program possible during these trying times.

We don't need superheroes.
We have ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Saturday, October 3rd, presentation at 1 pm
(Invitation only)
Berks Community Foundation, 237 Court Street, Reading, Pa

All are invited to a car-parade at 2 pm 

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Instructions: The car-parade around the downtown Reading area (Reading PD restrictions). The Reading PD will be there with instructions on how and where to proceed. Individuals and car clubs are welcome to participate. If you plan on participating in the car parade, we will be staging at RACC lot, on 2nd street, under the Penn Street bridge area at 1:30 pm. The car parade will begin at 2 pm. Cheri Dotterer will be coordinating the parade. Please invite your family and friends to attend with you. Signs, cheers, air-high fives, and laughter is required (and masks)!

Route: Left out of RACC lot (under the Penn Street bridge), Rt onto Washington, Rt onto 2nd, Left onto Court, Left onto 3rd, Left onto Washington. 

The Camel Project is proud to announce the three winners of its Community Champion Award for 2020. They are Dr. Yamil Sanchez, Chief Administrative Officer for the Reading School District; Michael Toledo, CEO of the Hispanic Center in Reading; and Chris Winters, President, and CEO of the Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading and Berks County.

The Community Champion Award is presented annually by The Camel Project to individuals, community youth organizations, or companies to recognize, honor, and celebrate those who have impacted students in the community in new and innovative ways.

Dr. Yamil Sanchez

Dr. Yamil Sanchez, Chief Administrative Officer for the Reading School District.


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Experienced Senior Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Strong community and social services professional skilled in Philanthropy, Management, Strategic Leadership, Organizational Development, and Social Media. 

Michael Toledo

Michael Toledo, CEO of the Hispanic Center in Reading

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Performance-driven results-oriented business professional with twenty-five years of management, financial, and community service experience. Committed to the community where I live, work, and raise my family. Love working with individuals who seek to make their community better and an organization that embraces diversity has hope for the future and is committed to the community that it serves.

Chris Winters

Chris Winters, President and CEO of the Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading and Berks County.

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Husband to Heather Winters and Father of 5 Great Children, 4 Awesome Grandchildren
CEO and President, Olivet Boys and Girls Club
Former Chief of Staff, State Repesentive's Office, PA House of Representatives
President/Co-founder, National Children's Cancer Consortium (NC3)
President/Co-founder, #RunningForTheKids
Vice President, Berks County Monument Preservation Fund
Board Member, Pennsylvania Utility Commission Consumer Advisory Committee
State Committeeman, PA Democratic Party

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