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.
DESCRIPTION OF EVENT
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, Unsung Hero, Volunteer, Lifetime Achievement and the Samya Rose Stumo Youth Leadership Award. Seven honorees (one in each category) will be selected by a committee of business and nonprofit leaders.
2023 EVENT DETAILS
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 IN PERSON
8-10 a.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club
Celebrating 7 honorees
Guest speaker: Senator Paul Mark
Networking & Breakfast $45 pp
Event announced in January
Twelve (12) quarter-page ads run in the The Berkshire Eagle from February through May acknowledging sponsors
Nominations accepted through March 17th
Panel of judges meets in April to select honorees
Awards insert runs in The Berkshire Eagle on Saturday, May 20th
All the same acknowledgement as the Breakfast Club PLUS
All the same acknowledgement as Bronze category PLUS
All the acknowledgement for Bronze and Silver categories PLUS
Sponsorship not only makes this event possible for the nonprofit sector, but also supports NPC capacity-building programs for nonprofits.