Charles Haddad Remembered for Lifetime of Service

Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation joins the community in mourning the loss of Charles Haddad, who passed away Dec. 23 at the age of 87. Charles was a dedicated member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, where he served as an integral part of the Development Committee.

Charles Haddad shared information about Boyertown projects and initiatives during a PAHWF Board of Directors site visit to Boyertown Community Park in August.

With a demonstrated energy and enthusiasm for helping others and continually improving the Boyertown community, Charles’ lifetime of service included work with Building a Better Boyertown, Boyertown Rotary Club, the State Theatre Preservation Society, and the General Carl Spaatz National USAAF Museum. These and many other organizations and initiatives benefited from his tireless drive to make a difference in his community.

After joining the PAHWF board in March of 2022, Charles contributed to an article sharing his thoughts on giving back and building community connections published in the Foundation’s newsletter. The full article is available at this link. The excerpt below shares his perspective in his own words.

From the Summer 2022 Community Benefit Report:

“It’s been a worthwhile experience for me to support the community that has supported me so much,” Haddad said. “In a way, it’s a rewarding experience to be able to connect people to where they have to go with their projects and programs. I feel that I have the ability and the reputation to knock on some doors and get people to listen to programs that are being generated by community groups. I find that I can get people to work together rather than every community group going their own way. It’s a matter of synergy. We can do so much together as opposed to doing things separately.”

Bringing folks together to serve the community has been a common thread throughout his life, and forging stronger bonds across county lines is part of the reason Haddad was excited to join the Foundation’s board.

“I think I can connect the Berks County side of Boyertown with the Montgomery County side of Boyertown,” he said. “There’s so much that Pottstown and Montgomery County can offer that we in Boyertown can participate in a way that’s constructive.”

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