Kevin J. McAleese Foundation
Colonel Kevin J. McAleese (US Army, ret.), who passed away on February 15, 2013 at the age of 55 after a two year battle with brain cancer, positively impacted the lives of thousands, not only in Philadelphia, but around the world.
Kevin was a successful businessman with a storied thirty-year career in the Army reserves. He retired in 2009 at the rank of Colonel after serving meaningful tours of duty in Iraq and Bosnia working with local governments to improve the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of displaced citizens. However, his greatest passion in life was helping young people grow into accomplished, caring citizens. The longtime Executive Director of the Miss Philadelphia Scholarship Organization, Kevin tirelessly championed support for the college education of the Philadelphia area’s best and brightest. In his last years, as he battled brain cancer, Kevin served the Navy’s Wounded Warrior Project, helping injured service men and women re-enter the workforce.
Kevin is dearly missed by all of his friends and family. Though, physically he cannot be there walking with us this year, we intend to keep his spirit and energy alive in continuing to unite for a cure. Please join our team or consider making a donation in his honor.
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