3rd Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards 2020


There are over 1,000 nonprofits in Berkshire County – the highest per capita in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 6th highest in the U.S.  The Berkshire nonprofit sector is a significant economic driver, supporting nearly 24,000 full and part-time jobs and generating $1.6 Billion in annual revenue.  In partnership with our sponsors, the NPC produces an uplifting annual awards event that recognizes the nonprofit sector’s greatest assets – its people.  With The Berkshire Eagle as the major media sponsor, this unique event is widely promoted throughout the Berkshires between February and May.



Nonprofit organizations make outstanding contributions to Berkshire County’s quality of life. The Berkshire Nonprofit Awards recognize the high level of commitment and extraordinary accomplishments of individuals in Berkshire County’s nonprofit community. This is a celebratory event on a weekday morning to honor THE PEOPLE who work tirelessly in the nonprofit sector to serve the Berkshire Community. Nominations were solicited from across the Berkshires in 8 categories: Executive Leadership, Board Leadership, Super Staffer, Unsung Hero, Rising Star, Volunteer, Lifetime Achievement and the Samya Rose Stumo Youth Leadership Award. 20 honorees (three in each of 6 categories, one youth leadership and one lifetime achievement) will be selected by a committee of business and nonprofit leaders.


May 19, 2020
MC: State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli


Announce in January with a “save-the-date”
Issue a press release and run (13) quarter-page ads in the Eagle
Collect nominations throughout February – April 15th
16-page tabloid in 35,000 copies of The Berkshire Eagle on Sunday May 17 (profiles honorees)

Sponsor Levels And Acknowledgement

NEW in 2020! Breakfast Club Sponsorship ($275) 


  • Acknowledgement on event promotional materials
  • Mention on NPC website
  • In-program acknowledgment
  • Social media posts
  • Sponsor acknowledgment in The Berkshire Eagle tabloid inserted into 35,000 papers on the Sunday before the event
  • 1 ticket to the event
$1000 Bronze Sponsor

All the same acknowledgement as the Breakfast Club PLUS


  • Press Release to local media
  • Opportunity to present one of the awards
  • Your business name and/or logo in the (13) Quarter page ads running in the Eagle between February and May
  • Your quarter-page ad in the Berkshire Eagle 16-page tabloid inserted into 35,000 papers on the Sunday before the event
  • 2 tickets to the event


$2500 Silver Sponsor

All the same acknowledgement as Bronze category PLUS


  • 6 tickets to the event
  • half-page ad in the Giving Back Guide (5,000 copies distributed in fall 2020)


$5000 Gold Sponsor

All the acknowledgement for Bronze and Silver categories PLUS


  • Online ad in Connections Magazine
  • full page ad in the annual Giving Back Guide (5,000 copies distributed in fall 2020)
  • 6 tickets to the event, and an opportunity to address the event audience.


Sponsorship not only makes this event possible for the nonprofit sector, including free tickets to all honorees, but also supports NPC capacity-building programs for nonprofits. Contact: Liana Toscanini (413) 441-9542 or