In partnership with The Berkshire Eagle, we celebrated the nonprofit sector at Berkshire Hills Country Club on May 23rd with breakfast and networking, an outstanding performance by Kids4Harmony, and a moving awards presentation.


Read about it here:

Berkshire Nonprofit Awards PDF


With thanks to PCTV, the video is now available:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKd4BrO-djM


The NPC is grateful to our sponsors for making this celebratory event possible.


A panel of 21 judges from the business and nonprofit sectors chose the following 2023 Berkshire Nonprofit Awards honorees:

Board Leadership:

Susan Crofut/Sandisfield Arts Center


Executive Leadership:

Leigh Doherty/Literacy Network


Samya Rose Stumo Youth Leadership:

Florence Afanukoe/BRIDGE


Rock Star:

Tyeesha R. Keele-Kedroe/18 Degrees, Inc.


Unsung Hero:

Sheila Dargie/Berkshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC)



Shirley Edgerton/ROPE (Rites of Passage & Empowerment)


Lifetime Achievement:*

Julianne Boyd/Barrington Stage Co.

Anne Nemetz-Carlson/Child Care of the Berkshires

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*In a highly unusual “tie” situation, there are two Lifetime honorees this year – two forces of nature who have been at it for more than 30 years, making huge impact in our community, starting from nothing and expanding to the huge and stable organizations they both retired from in the past year!  The Berkshires is lucky to have had these two tireless women leading the way in their respective sectors for over three decades.

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Breakfast Club Donors

Catheryn Chacon

Marianne Fresia

Wendy Healey

Mary Nash

Elaine Radiss & Rich Petrino

Karen Richards

James Ruberto

Dawn Stanyon

Liana Toscanini

Lee Watroba

Diane Wortis