PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Oct. 4, 2021) — The Berkshire Business and Professional Women’s 2021 Woman of Achievement Gala raised $29,000 in funds for local scholarships at its annual event held in late September. The gala, which featured a hybrid model, honored the women of the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative.
“We were thrilled to be able to shine a spotlight on the hardworking, caring women of the Berkshire Vaccine Collaborative for this year’s Women of Achievement celebration. Through the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and supporters, we were able to exceed our fundraising goals with this event, and continue to increase the positive impact of our Career Advancement Scholarship Program in the Berkshires,” said Vice-President Hannah DeLisle-Stall, of the event held on Sept. 20. “An event like this allows us to lift up women in multiple ways – by honoring and celebrating the hard work of these women in our community, and by raising funds to help more women grow in their careers.”
Sponsors organizations included: 1 Berkshire, Berkshire Bank, Berkshire Community College, Berkshire Eagle (in kind), Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire Inns, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Blue Spark Capital Advisors, BRIDGE, Canna Provisions, Celia Clancy Associates, Community Health Programs, Dalton CRA – Mill + Main (in kind), Dan Bosley Consulting, Doc’s Signs and Truck Outfitters, Dulye & Co., Generating Autonomy, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Home Sweet Home Real Estate, Interprint, Jacob’s Pillow, Katalyst/Harnessing the Power of Change, Methuselah Bar and Lounge, Lee Bank, MCLA, Mildred Elley, Milltown Capital (in kind), MountainOne, Mountain View Home Care, Inc., NAACP, Neenah Technical Materials, October Mountain Financial Advisors, Onyx Specialty Papers, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, Radius Financial Group, Toole Insurance, and Willow Investments.
Individual sponsors included: Hannah DeLisle-Stall, Shirley Edgerton, Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Joe and Tracy Finnegan, Amalio Jusino, Sheryl Lechner, Ellen Kennedy, Linda Tyer, and Karen Zink.
For more information about BBPW, please visit berkshirebpw.org.
About Berkshire Business and Professional Women
Established in 1965, Berkshire Business and Professional Women (BBPW) is an organization that provides professional and personal development and networking opportunities for working women from diverse fields. Berkshire BPW has been honoring local women in Berkshire County, Massachusetts by recognizing the achievements of outstanding women, developing awareness of issues relevant to working women and awarding career advancement scholarships.