Leo Delaney, CEO of the Ellis Memorial settlement house, will be honored by the Ellis South End Neighborhood Association.
Delaney has been named the recipient of the 2013 Arthur Howe Award, named after the association’s founder. The award recognizes those who have made, “enduring contributions toward improving and preserving Boston’s unique and historic South End,” said a statement from Ellis Memorial.
The statement cited the renovation of a vacant building at 58 Berkley St., which reopened in 2012, and Delaney’s commitment to the project.
“This award is a wonderful tribute to Leo Delaney’s vision, energy and determination to enhance the community he has served so tirelessly for over 25 years,” Larry Hughes, president of the Ellis Memorial & Eldredge House board, said in a statement.
The award will be presented at the Ellis South End Neighborhood Association’s Annual Meeting April 23 at the Community Music Center located at 34 Warren St.
Founded in 1885, Ellis Memorial is located in the South End and serves multiple generations of residents with a number of programs.