FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2020
Berkshire BPW Woman of Achievement
Fundraiser Surpasses First Goal!
Thanks to sponsors, donors and attendees, the Berkshire Business & Professional Women’s annual fundraiser, the Woman of Achievement Gala is just shy of reaching its $28,000 goal. The Gala was held Monday, September 21, 2020, at Balderdash Cellars in Richmond, MA, and continued the celebration online.
The 2020 Woman of Achievement was Andrea Harrington, the Berkshires first female District Attorney. For 55 years, Berkshire BPW has been honoring a local woman for her achievements and commitment to the community. Past recipients include such outstanding community leaders as Gwendolyn VanSant, Patricia Begrowicz, and Kristine Hazzard.
All proceeds of the event go toward the BBPW Career Advancement Scholarship Fund. This fall, BBPW is proud to announce its largest awarding to 24 applicants, who are pursuing degrees and certifications. Scholarships awards ranged between $500 -$1,000 each.
We thank all supporters, for whom our success was made possible.
Platinum Sponsors: Berkshire Money Management, Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing, Bloom Brothers, Bonnie Burman, and Doc’s Signs & Truck Outfitters
Gold Sponsors: Blue Spark Capital Advisors, BRIDGE, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Lee Bank, The Bookloft and Annie Selke
Silver Sponsors: a. von schlegell & co, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire Community College, Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook, Dulye & Co., Nancy Fitzpatrick, Generating Autonomy, Natalie Johnsonius Neubert, MountainOne, NAACP Berkshires, Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc., Toole Insurance and Gwendolyn VanSant
Bronze Sponsors: Celia Clancy Associates, Gillette Conner, Joe & Tracy Finnegan, Marita Glodt, Kristine Hazzard, Ellen Kennedy, Interprint, Only in My Dreams and Trustco Bank
Berkshire BPW Supporters: 1 Berkshire, Berkshire Fairfield Insurance, Burke + Okrent, Sharon Coe, CompuWorks, Donna Collins, Hannah Delisle-Stall, EforAll, Elytra Design, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, Hillery Hinds Maxymillian, Marybeth Mitts, My Versatile Secretary, Natalya Yantovsky DMD and Katherine Westgate
Event Sponsors: Balderdash Cellars, KJ Nosh, Justin Powers, Videographer and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
Auction Donors: Berkshire Camino, Berkshire Visions, Blue Q, Canyon Ranch, Clay + Oak, Karen Donnelly, Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, eduKaytion golf, Holiday Brook Farm, Only in my Dreams Events, Otto’s Kitchen Comfort, Katherine Shoemaker Spirited, Things That Work and Wyndhurst at Miraval
The WOA Gala was chaired by Lynn Wallace, with support from out-going BBPW President, Celia Clancy, incoming President Kalee Carmel, BBPW Members and volunteers.
The Berkshire Business and Professional Women organization meets year-round providing professional and personal development as well as networking opportunities for working women from diverse fields.
Our Mission: We empower women to rise, eliminate barriers, and achieve our greatest individual and collective ambitions.
Our vision: To foster and celebrate an inclusive community of women supporting women of all professions and career paths, life stages and experiences.
RSVP for an upcoming meeting or for more information. Meetings are virtual until further notice. Zoom login information will be sent the day of the meeting to all who RSVP. The virtual celebration can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.
BBPW Fundraising Site: https://app.mobilecause.com/e/hEl1jQ?vid=bh4uf
BBPW YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkyK-Pxl6UDOHC9sySz_Gmw