These awards recognize those individuals who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire community.
Liana Toscanini, founder of the Nonprofit Center, believes many who work in the nonprofit sector go unrecognized for their accomplishments and commitment to their organizations and the community.
Nonprofits are a huge economic driver and contribute so much to the quality of our lives. Let’s celebrate the PEOPLE who do this important work.
FINALISTS & WINNERS WERE SELECTED BY A GROUP OF LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS.
Gwendolyn Hampton-VanSant (Multicultural BRIDGE)
Kristine Hazzard (Berkshire United Way)
Carolyn Valli (Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity)
Linda Conway (Berkshire Children & Families)
James Mahon (Berkshire Food Project)
Amy Rudnick (Flying Cloud Institute)
Darlene Ellis (Berkshire Food Project)
Jesseca Williamson (Berkshire Museum)
June Wolfe (Construct Inc.)
Hye An “Harry” Park (Berkshire Museum)
Kathleen Toomey (Berkshire United Way)
Jay Weintraub and Mark Lefenfeld (Backyard Bounty of the Berkshires)
Amy Guachione (Berkshire Children & Families)
Gary Leveille (Great Barrington Historical Society)
Jean Ryan (Barrington Stage Company)
Kelly Akroman (Moments House)
Katie Clarke (Community Access to the Arts)
Maurice “Pops” Peterson
Francesca Cote (Brien Center)
Deborah Parkington (Elizabeth Freeman Center)
Winners will be announced at the Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Breakfast by Smitty Pignatelli on May 22, 2018.
We are grateful to local sponsors for making this event possible:
- Gold Sponsor: The Berkshire Eagle
- Silver Sponsor: Berkshire Bank
- Bronze Sponsors: Adelson & Company PC, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Feigenbaum Foundation, Lee Bank, NBT Bank, October Mountain Financial Advisors, Triplex/Beacon Cinemas, United Personnel