5th Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards 2022


There are over 1,000 nonprofits in Berkshire County – one of the highest per capita in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Berkshire nonprofit sector is a significant economic driver, employing 1 in 4 people.  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 January 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 7 categories: Executive Leadership, Board Leadership, Rock Star (formerly Super Staffer), Unsung Hero, Volunteer, Lifetime Achievement and the Samya Rose Stumo Youth Leadership Award. 7 honorees (one in each category) will be selected by a committee of business and nonprofit leaders.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Virtual Event celebrating 7 honorees
Co-host: State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli


Event announced in January
Six (6) quarter-page ads run in the The Berkshire Eagle from January through May acknowledging sponsors
Nominations accepted through February 28th
Panel of judges meets in March to select honorees
8-page tabloid runs in The Berkshire Eagle on Saturday, May 21st (profiles honorees and acknowledging sponsors)

Sponsor Levels And Acknowledgement

$250 Breakfast Club Sponsor (For individuals and small businesses)


  • Acknowledgement on event promotional materials
  • Mention on NPC website
  • NPC Business Supporter Membership
  • 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 January and May
  • Your quarter-page ad in The Berkshire Eagle 8-page tabloid inserted into 25,000 papers on the Saturday before the event


$2500 Silver Sponsor

All the same acknowledgement as Bronze category PLUS


  • Featured partner in our online Nonprofit Resource Directory
  • Half-page ad in the Giving Back Guide distributed to 13,000+ in September


$5000 Gold Sponsor

All the acknowledgement for Bronze and Silver categories PLUS


  • Opportunity to address the audience
  • Most prominent recognition in all above printed and online publications


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