Northern Berkshire United Way Holding Annual Awards Celebration

01:03PM / Monday, May 06, 2019

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Northern Berkshire United Way holds its 2nd annual Spirit of Caring and Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Berkshires.

The celebration will recognizes individuals in the community for their length and breadth of service to Northern Berkshire United Way, its network, and the overall Northern Berkshire community.

Greylock Federal Credit Union will be the Platinum Sponsor of this event.  

Tracy Rougeau McConnell will be presented the Spirit of the Future Award. As a member agency board chair, NBUW volunteer and supporter, McConnell has contributed to the community since the start of her professional career. She has also served as a youth coach and as a member of the North Adams Rotary Club. She is vice president of business banking at Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Dianne Cutillo and Bernie Pinsonnault will be presented with the Spirit of Community Award for their many years of service as volunteers and supporters to NBUW, including as allocation volunteers and as the 2018 campaign co-chairs. Cutillo chairs of the board of trustees for Berkshire Arts & Technology Public Charter School and Pinsonnault is a trustee of the Berkshire Community College Foundation, Berkshire Fund and Adams Community Bank. Both are members of the Adams Lion Club and have been instrumental to and supportive of numerous other organizations in the community.

Steve Green and Sue Walker will be presented the Al Nelson Spirit of Caring Award, named after the first recipient and former NBUW executive director, for their years of dedicated service to NBUW. They have served as board members, committee chairs, campaign co-chairs, and volunteers. They have both contributed to many organizations in the community including the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, the Al Nelson Friendship Center, Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative, and All Saints Church.

Specialty Minerals Inc. will receive the Campaign of the Year award for the company's many years of supporting NBUW and in consistently achieving record campaign results. Butch Parrott, campaign coordinator and NBUW board member, recently retired from SMI after 42 years and will also be recognized for his years of service coordinating SMI's campaign during his tenure.

Richard Alcombright and Christine Hoyt, two of last year's first award recipients will be making remarks during the awards ceremony.

NBUW supports 20 member agencies that provide funding to member agencies that provide health, education and financial stability programs, we are committed to provide funding in the area of safety-net services.

Tickets are $50 and are still available by contacting the Northern Berkshire United Way office at 413-663-9062.



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