4th Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards 2021


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 are 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. 8 honorees (one in each category) will be selected by a committee of business and nonprofit leaders.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 8:30 – 9:15 am

Virtual Event celebrating 8 honorees and ALL healthcare workers
Emcee: State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli


Announce in February with a “save-the-date”
Issue a press release and run (6) quarter-page ads in the Eagle
Collect nominations throughout February – March 26th
8-page tabloid runs in The Berkshire Eagle on Saturday, May 15th (profiles honorees)

Sponsor Levels And Acknowledgement

$250 Breakfast Club Sponsor


  • Acknowledgement on event promotional materials
  • Mention on NPC website
  • In-program acknowledgment
  • Social media posts
  • Sponsor acknowledgment in The Berkshire Eagle tabloid on the Saturday before the event
$1000 Bronze Sponsor

All the same acknowledgement as the Breakfast Club PLUS


  • Opportunity to serve on judging panel
  • Opportunity to present one of the awards
  • Press Release to local media
  • Your business name and/or logo in the (6) quarter-page ads running in the Eagle between February and May
  • Your quarter-page ad in The Berkshire Eagle 8-page tabloid inserted into 35,000 papers on the Saturday before the event


$2500 Silver Sponsor

All the same acknowledgement as Bronze category PLUS


  • Opportunity to present entertainment or guest
  • On-screen message to honorees
  • half-page ad in the Giving Back Guide distributed to 13,500 in the Eagle in September


$5000 Gold Sponsor

All the acknowledgement for Bronze and Silver categories PLUS


  • Opportunity to address the audience
  • Custom recognition in any NPC publication or communication, i.e. 60 second video/ad during awards or in online Nonprofit Resource Directory


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